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Bonzo's Montreux song meanings
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    General CommentYes, let's get back to the song. Um, wait, no. It has no words. So let's review what we've learned thus far;

    1. This is NOT the same song as Moby Dick.
    2. Some people are ageist/homophobic.
    3. ledskynyrd doesn't say thank you anymore.
    4. The best band ever argument will never, ever be resolved.
    5. People posting merely to comment on how nobody's talking about the song are hypocrites and just wasting space. (including me, but whatever)
    6. This song has no words so either comment on how the song sounds or get side-tracked and talk about random stuff.
    7. Felix tw1e may have a minor in music history but he/she clearly doesn't have a major in English. Proofread your stuff, it's in the forum rules, people!
    8. Montreux is some place in Switzerland.
    9. John Bonham was an incredible drummer. He was just really, really, really (it would continue if I weren't really, really, really tired) good. Moment of silence for the incredible drummer.


    Okay, now that were done reviewing what we've learned in class today, kids, let's continue to bitch at each other in an uncivilized manner. Which, of course, is what we were trying to do before certain people interrupted the conversation to remind us to interpret the lyrics of an instrumental piece.
    mandolinloseron March 04, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentif zep and other bands did not die off, GOOD rock would still be around and rap would be almost non existent, which is good
    Zep26on December 24, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOkay, the majority of people on this page have displayed one of the following faults; bad spelling/grammar, agism, complete ignorance, or homophobia. It's spelled awesome not awsome, I'm thirteen and have met older people much stupider than I am, and gay is not a synonym for stupid. Please, feel free to call me a hypocrite if I spelled something wrong or also displayed ignorance. :)

    Just a thought; maybe everybody's arguing in this forum because this song doesn't have any lyrics to interpret. Oh well, arguing's fun.

    Also, it's spelled LED ZEPPELIN. It's at the top of the page, you shouldn't be spelling it wrong, Zildjian232. (Also, both led and zeppelin are real words. Led as in past tense of lead, zeppelin as in those weird aircraft things that were used a lot in wars and stuff until 1937 when a German zeppelin called the Hindenburg caught fire. I think that's how the story went. Anyway, they got their name from Keith Moon because he told them they would go down like a lead zeppelin. They liked the name but changed it to led so people wouldn't mispronounce it. I bet most of you knew that but nobody mentioned it so I thought I would)
    mandolinloseron February 25, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentat least you guys are having this argument on the page of a song with no lyrics... 5 pages of writing and still noone has come up with a good reason for it to be called Bonzo's Montreux. I know who bonzo was, what is a montreux?
    ductapeon September 06, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentokay the only reason i joined was cause i saw this argument. Back in 2004 and maybe throughout the whole thing I can see nobody has a clear insight, or respect for music. saying this bands the best or that band, it's a fucking opinion, there is no best, there is favorite. Zeppelin is my favorite to >me< they are one of the best. Sorry but mentioning Skynyrd on a Zeppelin page is just stupid even more so w/ pink floyd. they're just all completely fuckin different. though i do have to point out the incredible combination of players in Zeppelin a true super group.

    Anyway Coda was released after Bonham's (Bonzo) death, with Bonzo's Montreux on it after Jimmy Page added electronics to it. I think it's very symbolic of his death, montreux being final resting spot for those who know about Montreux. It's also one of the very few studio albums where you can hear Bonham's drum pedals squeaking. I can't believe I'm the only one commenting today b/c its the anniversary of John Bonham's death in 1980.
    juszczak06on September 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe song is called Bonzo's Montreux because, as has been hinted at but not fully stated, it is named after John "Bonzo" Bonham who recorded it in 1978 at a studio in Montreux, Switzerland (with later electronic parts added by Jimmy Page). It was never released during the band's career - but placed in " Coda" (which is a technical term in music meaning "the end of a musical score" - an apt title for a collection of recordings released two years after the band disbanded) in 1982.
    Baccus93on September 29, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAmazing Amazing drumming.. Feels like Bonham had this mad surging energy that just needed a let out.. Lord, he is really good, genius
    BizarreAppuon December 27, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat song. And it only took thirty minutes of scrolling through posts to figure out what Montreux means.
    guitarherohero10on January 22, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo it's not you dumbass. Moby Dick starts off with a guitar. Not to mention, they are 2 different songs. Get your facts straight moron.
    Stoneyon October 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHa ha ha ha ha!
    You guys are hilarious, ever thought about doing your own show?
    MardyAsson October 12, 2004   Link

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