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Read & Download Ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ú Mick Wall 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 1970's and When Giants Walked. It's a big improvement on Hammer of the Gods and I dithered over whether to give it three or four stars I agree with the reviews here there and everywhere that are calling it the definitive biography It boasts thorough research in depth knowledge both personal and research based good writing and a fantastic book jacket I would have given it four stars if it were not for the following two problemsIssue One is the italicized second person detours that are meant to take you into the head of various members of Led Zeppelin Peter Grant and associates This awkward literary device is an overly forced way of trying to get you to imagine what it must have been like to have been say a young flaxen haired hippie lad from the Black Country who gets the opportunity of a lifetime Personally I don't need italics and the second person to help me imagine that especially given the richness of the descriptions given elsewhere in the non italicized bits An additional annoying characteristic of the second person segments is that they are sometimes randomly placed or out of sync chronology wise with the story and Wall never identifies whose head you're meant to be inside saying You are Robert Plant You are a young flaxen haired hippie lad from the Black Country would be dorky than it already is so sometimes you're not entirely sure where you areIssue Two is a sometimes laughably credulous attitude towards the teachings of Aleister Crowley and the OTO which Wall describes at one point as a great world religion Now I'm not saying anything about whether the great world religions are or less bonkers than OTO but I would hesitate to classify the OTO in such a manner Why is it necessary to devote so many pages to this topic Is it because occultism was really such an influence on Led Zep's music that it's necessary to discuss it at this level of earnestness Is Wall trying to legitimize and respect Jimmy Page as a Smart Guy who wouldn't believe in claptrap Or does Mick Wall and this is a hypothesis that I was leaning towards as I read on and on and on have an undeclared bias ie that he is an OTO member himself Whatever the reason for the massive word count given over to this topic all I know is that I often longed to get back to the story of the band and its music and got pretty bloody sick of seeing magic capitalized and spelled with a K

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When Giants Walked the Earth A Biography of Led Zeppelin Free read ê 6 ✓ 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 o 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 Pag. To be honest I couldn't get past about page 30 of this thing the writing style grated on me that much The actual factual historical stuff was insightful enough but I just can't abide by the particular conceit employed here by the author of having these multi page italicized interludes that are supposed to be some kind of interior monologue by the protagonists but in second person eg You are Peter Grant It is the summer of 1968 you are thirty three and sick and tired of earning money for other fucking people In the days when you'd worked for Don Arden it hadn't mattered Don could be a right cnt to work for always on your case giving you a hard time always taking the piss but at least you'd been paid regular and in cash Blah blah blah I really hate it when biographers or historians try and put words into people's mouths it just erodes their credibility right from the start So although I love me some Led Zeppelin I'm going to look elsewhere for a good book on them

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When Giants Walked the Earth A Biography of Led ZeppelinE 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 histo. Pretty decent bio although it was written in 2009 so doesn’t have anything about their most recent reunions