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When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography Of Led Zeppelin

Wall, Mick Author

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9780752888774: When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography Of Led Zeppelin

They never released any singles; most of their albums have no lettering or titles of any description; they spent their early years touring in America -- but all that aside, Led Zeppelin remain probably the greatest, biggest- selling heavy rock band of all time. Their early sound was heavily blues-influenced, but every schoolboy (and many a schoolgirl) can immediately identify 'Stairway to Heaven' from Led Zeppelin IV, the record that cemented Led Zep's place in rock's hall of fame. Equally famed for their legendary rock'n'roll excess, their seventies tales of debauchery on the road were well documented in the 1986 book Hammer of the Gods. There has been little published of any authority on the band since, and nineteen years on Hammer of the Gods feels dated. Enter Mick Wall, who's had the ear of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant on and off for the last two decades, and recently wrote a Mojo cover story on the 25th anniversary of John Bonham's death. He's interviewed the band and their inner circle countless times and has a wealth of previously unpublished material. The time is now right to weave all this into a definitive volume: the final word -- an epic 150,000 word doorstop -- on Led Zeppelin.

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So this is the big one: a fat, juicy biography of the biggest band ever...Mick Wall, the veteran rock journalist, lays it all bare in a book that can only be described as definitive. ( DAILY TELEGRAPH)

As well as being the most complete account yet of a great British rock band, When Giants Walked the Earth is, as its name implies, a document of a bygone age....Wall has done his subject proud. ( SUNDAY TIMES)

'It deftly strikes the balance between lofty authority and finding a way to get inside the heads of its subjects' ( GUARDIAN)

This fantastic account of Led Zeppelin's wild and decadent heyday is as detailed and definitive as music biographies get. ( LONDON LITE)

The definitive account of rock legends Led Zeppelin ( DAILY RECORD)

A fascinating and diligently reseached account of rock'n'roll excess. ( YORKSHIRE EVENING POST)

The definitive book about Led Zeppelin... Mick Wall has done a fine job here and certainly knows his stuff. ( BIRMINGHAM POST)

That Wall can add so much fresh details to the Led Zep story is in itself an extraordinary achievements. That he manages to humanise these planet-striding giants while doing so puts this book into the "definitive" category. ( CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE)

We've read about the booze, drugs, devil worship and deviant sex... Mick Wall delves a loot deeper into the dark stuff ( IRISH TIMES)

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Book Description Orion September 18, 2008, 2008. 8vo softcover 512pp very good. 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 confidante 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. The first significant fresh reporting on the legendary band in twenty years, built on interviews with all surviving band members and revealing a never-before-seen side of the genius and debauchery that defined their heyday. Bookseller Inventory # 56533

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