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When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography of Led Zeppelin Hardcover – 10 Nov 2009
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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) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The final word on the world's greatest rock band --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
My only criticism is that at some points the italic "in the mind of" sections can be a bit confusing because you don't instantly know who Wall is impersonating.
Overall, this is a must-read. I think I'll be rereading it in a year or two.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Have been a fan since 1971, good to be able to put their music into context, I just wish that I had seen them live before Knebworth!Published 5 months ago by David Stevens
Got this for my brother as a Christmas Present, so I can't really be more helpful. I do know he likes Led Zeppelin, and has got "Hammer of the Gods" in his collection. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Greg Chapman
I really enjoyed this book. Mick seems to know his subjects well. I cannot fairly comment on the italics in the first person view because I eventually got into them and came to... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Elaine Simpson
A mammoth read but interesting. Loved reading the stories about one the greatest bands ever. Bit of a nerd so getting all the 'inside' knowledge was good. Enjoyed the book. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Wadith
Really good read
I enjoy Mick walls books and all the great information
He gathers on Rock royalty loved it x
The bits about the band are good. The endless sections about Page's obsession with the occult and Crowley are TEDIOUS. Read morePublished 9 months ago by LordMuck