When the levee breaks - John Bonham

When the levee breaks

John Bonham

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Style: Rock
Artist: Led Zeppelin
Album: Led Zeppelin IV
Released date: 1971
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Published by: Seb in the book: Classic Rock Groove
John Bonham

According to Led Zeppelin guitarist and producer Jimmy Page, the song's structure "was a riff that I'd been working on, but Bonzo's drum sound really makes a difference on that point." The famous drum performance was recorded by engineer Andy Johns by placing John Bonham and a new Ludwig drum kit at the bottom of a stairwell at Headley Grange, and recording it using two Beyerdynamic M160 microphones at the top, giving the distinctive resonant but slightly muffled sound