Review: When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography of Led Zeppelin

When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography of Led ZeppelinWhen Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography of Led Zeppelin by Mick Wall
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Great Zeppelin Bio, a balanced in treatment of history, cultural roots and impact, musical legacy, mysticism, greed, and debauchery.

I thought this was very well written and well conceived. The only slight criticism would be the author’s semi-apologist views of Page’s plagiarism. It’s clear he’s a huge fan of Page’s but he also does describe Page’s flaws and mistakes. Robert Plant does not receive the same apologist’s hall pass.

The flash-back dialogues are fanciful, but add a real-ness (although the author clearly explains they’re imagined) to the proceedings. They add a nice first-person perspective to what may well have been going on.

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