|Song by Led Zeppelin from the album Coda|
|Released||19 November 1982|
|Recorded||12 September 1976 at Mountain Studios, Montreux|
|Genre||Instrumental rock, electronic music, drum solo|
|Coda track listing|
"Bonzo's Montreux" is a drum solo by former Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. It is the seventh track on the band's final studio album, Coda. It was recorded in September 1976 at Mountain Studios in Montreux, Switzerland. Jimmy Page added the electronic effects afterwards.
The song was left unreleased until 1982, when it was included posthumously on the album Coda following Bonham's death in 1980.
The song was also included on both of the band's boxed sets, released in the early 1990s. It was presented in a medley with Bonham's solo on "Moby Dick" on the first boxed set in 1990, and as an individual track on the second boxed set in 1993.
Although the version of Coda included on the career-spanning boxed set The Complete Studio Recordings featured the new songs that were released on the boxed set series, the "Moby Dick/Bonzo's Montreux" medley (released on the first boxed set, in 1990) was omitted.
- Dave Lewis (1994). Led Zeppelin. Omnibus Press& Schirmer Trade Books. ISBN 978-0-7119-3528-0.
- Chris Welch (2005-11-07). Led Zeppelin: Dazed and Confused: The Stories Behind Every Song. Da Capo Press. ISBN 978-1-56025-818-6.