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[Longhorn Review] When giants walked the Earth: a biography of Led Zeppelin / Mick Wall.

Material Type: All, books — Tags: music biography — Posted on February 11, 2010, 4:29 pm

By: Wall, Mick.

This is a unique biography. The author Mick Wall weaves in cool fictional
monologues by his main characters to great effect...the tone is sometimes nostalgic,
although more often quite bitter...while I could not begin to say how accurately the
author portrays the complexities of each member's personality, one does get a sense
of the general temperament of these largely mythologized figures. Moreover, the
narratives provide both an informative history lesson on the life and music of this
phenomenal band, and a quite humanizing account of the music industry in 1960's and

Reviewer: novemberland

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