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When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography Of Led Z&hellip by Mick Wall
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Zep tragedy?, 3 Jan 2009
Unputdownable for any Zeppelin fan. A very detailed and compelling account of one of the great icons and creative forces of the 20th century.
There is tremendous detail and written in a manner that wants you to keep turning the pages to find out what happened next, even though most Zep fans already know. Mick Wall attempts to get you inside the character of the band members and Peter Grant, which works initially but later becomes somewhat annoying as by then you just want to get on with the story.
Basically the book is about the rise of Led Zeppelin from the pre Zep days, through 1968 and the Zep formation upto 1975 and the success of Earls Court, Physical Graffiti, SwanSong etc… Read more
Pictures of an Exhibitionist by Keith Emerson
Pictures of an Exhibitionist by Keith Emerson
20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
There are many books about rock stars, about their lives and antics on the road, but nothing comes close to the story told from the inside. Keith Emersons autobiography is an unputdownable account of his life from his childhood, through his musical development and through his time with the Nice and ELP. Two things stand out in this account, 1. his brutal but brave honesty about his own actions, thoughts, feelings. No amount of gossip could lay bare Keith Emerson in this manner. 2. His sense of humour as he recounts events that have happened, these are real laugh out loud incidents.
The only criticism is that Keith Emersons life since ELP is skipped over briefly in the last few pages of… Read more