When Giants Walked the Earth

When Giants Walked the Earth

A Biography of Led Zeppelin

Book - 2009
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Veteran rock journalist Mick Wall unflinchingly tells the story of the band that pushed the envelope on both creativity and excess, even by rock 'n' roll standards. Led Zeppelin was the last great band of the 1960s and the first great band of the 1970s--and When Giants Walked the Earth is the full, enthralling story of Zep from the inside, written by a former associate of both Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. Rich and revealing, it bores into not only the disaster, addiction and death that haunted the band but also into the real relationship between Page and Plant, including how it was influenced by Page's interest in the occult. Comprehensive and yet intimately detailed, When Giants Walked the Earth literally gets into the principals' heads to bring to life both an unforgettable band and an unrepeatable slice of rock history.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2009.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780312590000
0312590008
Characteristics: p. cm.

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TonyTucci
Oct 28, 2011

Too much focus on how Zep ripped off the old blues masters, and on Jimmy's love of underage groupies.
Ridiculous italicized sections that go on and on whierein the author tries to get the individual band members points of view as he fails to advance the narrative in this stilted fashion which doesn't work. Long run-on sentences which reference half a dozen people, then degenerate into a string of vague pronouns, leave even the most literate reader confused as to what the hell he is trying to say. Fatuous yet smirkingly aloof, Mick Wall has definitely burned all his bridges to Zeppelin after dropping this turd. I hope Jimmy mails him a toad.

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