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Articles — Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin's John Bonham Isolated Drum Tracks: Thunderous!

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Hey Zeppelin fans, here's a treat. This video not only contains some cool old Led Zeppelin photos, it also features the isolated studio recording of John Bonham on 1979 track "Fool In The Rain." In it you can hear Bonham's thunderous technique coupled with his excellent meter and ghost notes as he plays a version of the "Purdie Shuffle" for this tune. Famed studio drummer Bernard Purdie (James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Steely Dan, many more) developed this namesake beat. Back to Bonzo, he played these drum tracks at Polar Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, where Led Zeppelin's In Through The Out Door...

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Immortal Album Covers: The Story of Hipgnosis

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Album art helped define the arrival of new music during its heyday, which ran roughly from the later 60s to the 80s when vinyl albums ruled music sales worldwide. While smaller formats such as cassettes, CDs and later streaming imposed size and format limitations on artwork since then, the contributions of visual artists to herald the arrival of new music is still fondly remembered by many. One of the most prolific groups of artists worked under the name Hipgnosis. The main partners behind Hipgnosis were Peter Christopherson, Aubrey Powell and Storm Thorgerson. Freelance designers Richard Evans, George Hardie and Richard Manning...

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