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Don't believe everything you read - but do read this,
This review is from: Hammer of the Gods: Led Zeppelin Unauthorised (Paperback)
The image of Led Zeppelin was carefully crafted by their larger than life manager Peter Grant and overseer Jimmy Page. Not everything you hear about them is true so read this and beware. But do read it.
This book gives you insight into their lives and characters and how what began in innocence spirralled into something even they could not control. The band became far bigger than any of them or their scary manager and those people who surrounded them did not always have their best interests at heart. Zeppelin was powerful, magical, mystical and sometimes frightening. The 4 of them were all multi talented in their own way and the combination awe inspiring. I don't think any other band has reached as many people as they did. But this too has to be taken with caution because although millions did hear, it is not sure whether they actually listened or understood.
This book is far better than the one written by Richard Cole their Road Manager, do not waste your money on that one unless you are a diehard fan and just want to see what he says. What this book does not really do though, is capture any of the magic of their music or their immense stage presence. I feel privilged to have seen them many times.
It is a great title, perfect really. Throughout their existence and even when Page and Plant re-united you had a feeling that this was Destiny.
Such great days, get the video of The Song Remains the Same and relive them, or better still buy the remixed albums.
Don't ask too many questions - it is better not to know.