‘I’m a huge fan’: Jason Bonham on his pick for most underrated Led Zeppelin album

Jason Bonham has spent a lifetime around Led Zeppelin’s music, both as the young son of the group’s legendary founding drummer and then sitting in with his late dad’s former bandmates.

Over that time, he’s developed an opinion on which ranks as Zep’s most underrated album: 1976′s Presence, a project that was considered a disappointment at the time for “only” going triple platinum.

“A lot of people underrate it,” the younger Bonham tells 106.9 the Fox’s Dave Taylor. “I think it’s a phenomenal album. Tracks like ‘Achilles Last Stand,’ ‘Nobody’s Fault,’ I still love ‘Royal Orleans.’ ‘Tea for One,’ it’s just endless. I’m a huge fan.”

You can imagine, then, the thrill Jason Bonham got when he had a chance to reinterpret “Nobody’s Fault But Mine,” the side two-opening blast of syncopated hard-rock blues, as part of Zeppelin’s 2007 reunion inside London’s O2 Arena — later issued as Celebration Day in 2012.

“I loved the way we played in on Celebration Day,” Bonham adds. “Me and the guys had been trying to get it to the point where I was happy and comfortable with it, with the groove. ‘Nobody’s Fault But Mine’ has to groove. One of the great things about it is keeping that pocket.”


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