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Hammer of the Gods by Stephen Davis
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Mar 26, 12

Read in November, 2007

Hammer Of the Gods Led Zeppelin Unauthorised by
Stephen Davis.

Well with Led Zeppelin about to play there first
gig in eons it seemed the time was right to read
this book that tells the tale in all it's gory
details of one of the biggest rock bands ever,
and one that I don't own any albums by. But am
certainly more than familiar with, how could you
not be!!
It is incredible to think of how many hit records
both Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones had played on
before they decided to put together a new band
together as the Yardbirds were falling apart.
They then found two unknown Midlands yokels in
Robert Plant and John Bonham and with Jimmy and
John Pauls exstensive inside knowledge and the
great management of Peter Grant they cut
themselves a truely ground breaking record deal
and concert ticket deals as they conquered the
world and had some very strange sex and drugs and
rock and roll stories that includes the shark
incident and Jimmy shacking up with a 14 year old
girl back when a girls parents wouldn't mind such
things happening such was the lure of LA La Land
and the Riot House hotel on Sunset strip. Jimmy
Page even had Iggy pop as his personal Heroin
dealer at the hotel!! The book deals the dirt and
chronicles the highs and lows of this band very
well and makes me want to actually buy an album
or two by them. The book is a great read for
anyone who likes rock and roll mythology as these
guys lived the Myth to the full and saw the down
side as well as the ups as John Bonham's and
Karac Plants death's certainly showed the
downside as did the death threats and riots at
gigs.
This book is available for dirt cheap as part of
a five book box with books on Black Sabbath
Aerosmith ACDC and Status Quo making up the box
for the price of a single book!!
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