1. The drum kit sounds like a single instrument instead of a series of closely related pieces. That's because that was the way recording drums was approached way back then (1969), where there wasn't enough mics or input channels to even think about miking each drum. As a result, the overall sound was more important than the individual drum sound and there's a lot of space around the drums because they weren't close miked. Still, there's plenty of power in his kick and snare, because he played them hard!
2. Bonham plays a modified shuffle feel in the song that really makes it work. That's why you rarely hear a cover band play it as well, since most drummers never quite hear inside the beat.
3. Check out the cymbal pattern Bonzo plays in bridge. It sounds random, but it isn't.
4. You can hear him singing (grunting) along at 4:00.
5. Bonham's fills are simple and powerful. Most drummers would flash technique in a song like this.
6. Listen for the song ending that you never heard on the record.
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