When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography of Led Zeppelin

When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography of Led Zeppelin

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 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 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.

Title:When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography of Led Zeppelin
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781409103196
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    When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography of Led Zeppelin Reviews

  • Michael Finocchiaro

    I did not read the more famous Hammer of the Gods biography because I heard it took too much vicarious pleasure in the revelling and partying of the Zep boys and did not talk enough about the music th...

  • Becky

    Sometimes, I have these moments of personal insight into myself that make me realize that I do not do things the way that "normal" people do. This book definitely brought one of those on. I say this b...

  • Elaine Kasket

    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 biograp...

  • Bill

    You are Mick Wall, and boy, do you have a story to tell! Nothing less than the fable of Led Zeppelin, arguably the greatest rock band ever and, unarguably, the biggest band in the world throughout the...

  • Tosh

    Mick Wall has the annoying habit of writing first-person narratives in a biography. But beyond that, this is an interesting biography on one of my NOT favorite bands. If the mood hits me correctly, I ...

  • DJ Yossarian

    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 parti...

  • Alex Robinson

    Pretty decent bio, although it was written in 2009 so doesn’t have anything about their most recent reunions. ...

  • Ridzuan Rosli

    ‘My personal view is that [the fourth album] is the best thing we’ve ever done,’ John Bonsham told Melody Maker at the time of its release — Mick Wall, When Giants Walked The Earth (2008)This ...

  • Matt Slaybaugh

    Also posted here: AGITREADERI’m not a big Led Zeppelin fan. In fact, I knew relatively little about the band that I didn’t learn from listening to classic rock stations while making pizzas at the ...

  • Arf Ortiyef

    This is easily some of the worst writing I've ever read in my life. Presumably Mick Wall had to either dictate this book or write it with one hand because he was obviously using his other hand to mast...