When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography of Led Zeppelin

When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography of Led Zeppelin

by Mick Wall
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When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography of Led Zeppelin by Mick Wall

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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312590000
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 11/10/2009
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 504
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

MICK WALL has written about music since 1977. He is one of England's best known music journalists: his work has appeared in Mojo, the Mail on Sunday and a variety of other publications, and he has written ten rock ‘n' roll biographies. He has also served as a trusted on-camera source for a number of BBC-TV music documentaries. He lives in England.

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When Giants Walked the Earth 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Kylem6240 More than 1 year ago
The book is fairly long but is hard to put down. It gives great insight to Page's days before Zeppelin while a member of the Yardbirds. This book shows in detail how the band almost never happened and the influences in other band members' lives before they joined Zeppelin and what ultimately made them decide to leave their current situations for the unknown. The only drawback that I see is that there is a lot of British slang used in the book. That is to be expected though since the band was from England and the write, Mick Wall, is also British. It doesn't take long to understand the British slang and really get into the story. Mick Wall did an excellent job portraying Zeppelin for who they were as a band and who they were as band mates and as people during the earliest and biggest days of Zeppelin. I strongly recommend this book for any real rock-n-roll fans and fans of the greatest band of all time, Led Zeppelin!
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Worth a read if you are a Zeppelin fan
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TOTALLY WORTH GETTING IF YOU ARE A ZEP FAN. LOTS OF GOOD STUFF, WORTH A READ.