JON BREAN    Book Number: 87844    Product format: Hardback

The illustrated history of the heaviest band of all time, amazing songwriters, four of the greatest musicians who bridged heavy metal and rock in their own relentless groove, here is Jimmy Page, one of the best guitar players ever, John Bonham on drums, John Paul Jones and Robert Plant, the gorgeous long haired electrifying singer. Take a front row seat from lift off in 1968 in this heavyweight collection of hard rocking concerts and behind-the-scenes photography. They began as the New Yardbirds, created from the ashes of the Yardbirds by guitarist and session wizard Jimmy Page. Included are more than 450 rare concert posters, backstage passes, tickets, LPs and singles, T-shirts, badges, a discography and tour itinerary. There is a feast of all-star tributes from top musical publications as well as reflections from members of the Kinks, Aerosmith, Heart, Mott the Hoople, the Minute Men, the Hold Steady, Lenny Kravitz, Steve Earle, Richie Sambora and others. Read how easy it was for Robert Plant to write 'Stairway to Heaven' while he "just sat down next to Pagey while he was playing it through". 'It was done very quickly'. Gorgeous artworks from the albums grace the pages of this big beautiful picture book and a fantastic text looks at the mythology of ZoSo, runes or Four Symbols, the blues-rock grind of Black Dog against the sun-dappled utopianism of 'Going to California', the swampy stomp of 'When the Levy Breaks' against the chiming mandolins of 'The Battle of Evermore', the retro R&B blast of 'Rock and Roll' against the bucolic intro to 'Stairway to Heaven'. Zeppelin stretched out further still on 1975s double Physical Graffiti, but while 'Kashmir' and 'In My Time of Dying' and 'Ten Years Gone' are undeniable Zep peaks, Graffiti contains a few weak links. Tour dates (bet you can count off the concerts you went to!), life on the road, full discography, remixes, this is the second edition, updated first-ever complete illustrated history, now in paperback. 304pp, 8¼" x 11".
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ISBN 9780760349328
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