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Truly one of the worst books I ve ever read If you have been on a zep binge lately you should read this Do your self a favor and go on a Zeppelin vision uest Listen to their entire catalog and stop after houses of the holy Better yet spin that black magic on elicious vinyl then Start reading this book with physical graffiti revolving in the background and enjoy This is a fast captivating read that you can crank out in 2 3 Broken Prophecy days Go on tour with zeppelin on the star ship and buckle up Enjoyable but ultimately insubstantial overview of 1975 the pinnacle of Zeppelin s successDavis was a journalist that accompanied the US tour in the first uarter of the year but the remainder of the year is commented on from afar When I first heard about Stephen Davis new book LZ 75 THE LOST CHRONICLES OF LED ZEPPELIN S 1975 AMERICAN TOUR I was very anxious to read it My imagination ran wild about what kind of interesting stories I would find in the book Despite the fact that Davis published the scandalously sleazy Zeppelin bio HAMMER OF THE GODS in the mid 80 s I was still looking forward to what the publishers promised would be aetailed chronicle of each performance from a musical perspective and a vivid account of the band members extravagant and often troubled lives on tour Apparently Stephen Davis Claims Stephen Davis claims have only recently found a large set of spiral notebooks filled with notes chronicling his experiences on the fabled 1975 tour while writing a piece for Atlantic Monthly which was never even published So what The Dangerous Debutante (Romney Marsh, does Davis recall from his memory and his meticulous notes Not very much actuallyFirst off the book is the size of a large pamphlet with snippets of random paragraphsisguised as book chapters The writing is terrible as if Davis literally phoned it in Worse it became very clear to me as I went through each page that Davis idn t really know nor understand anything about Led Zeppelin and their music Sure he saw them back in 1969 caught a number of shows in 1975 met the band briefly while on tour and later reviewed their 1976 album Presence for Rolling Stone his review is absurdyet Davis never seemed to ever grasp the majesty the wonder and the brilliance of the band He wasn t even a fanpreferring the reggae sounds of Bob Marley instead So to it just seems that he wrote his two zeppelin books to cash in his two Zeppelin books to cash in a uick buck Worse for a book that supposedly is about Davis own experience with Led Zeppelin at least half of the book covers concerts and events he only heard or read about Otherwise we get to read how Davis struggled to get an extensive interview with guitarist Jimmy Page which he never gothow he was afraid to even look at rummer John Bonham and how he The Wedding Challenge (The Matchmaker didn t even have any interest in talking with bassist John Paul Jones No he was only interested in Jimmy Page and vocalist Robert Plant Heoes get to interview Plant yet it s not particularly revealingAs far as the Quadruplets On The Doorstep detailed chronicle of each performance from a musical perspectiveall we get are short vague comments about each showthat areefinitely NOT from a musical perspective Davis obviously has no clue how to play a musical instrument No instead we got to hear how certain numbers put the audience to sleep how Davis was bored at some concerts how the band played poorly at this or that show and Luke did well at another show Amount of insight gained Zero Sure if youon t care for Led Zeppelin s music and have to attend a ozen Zeppelin concerts for workit should be of no surprise to anyone if you re bored Yet who cares I thought the book was supposed. A revealing account of Led Zepplin's 1975 North American tour including all new interviews with and insider information about the band from the bestselling author of Hammer of the Gods As a young music journalist in 1975 Stephen Davis got the opportunity of a lifetime an invitation to cover the sold out 1975 North American tour of Led Zeppelin the biggest and most secretive rock band in the world for a national magazine He received a backstage pass was granted interviews with band members and even got a prized seat on the band's lu. .
as expected For it is the city of Los Angeles with its abundance of rugs and loyal groupies that traditionally servedexpected For it is the city of Los Angeles with its abundance of The Witnesses (Lancaster Burning drugs and loyal groupies that traditionally served Led Zeppelin s life supporturing American tours The mood is relaxed the album is finally released the band is happier and the audience begins to appreciate the performances It is at this point where the reader is given a much appreciated fly on the wall perspective of the band s stay at the CONTINENTAL HOTEL THE RIOT HOUSE AND ON BOARD THE Hotel the Riot House and on board the Starship the band s plane We are exposed to the various people and activities that comprise the burden of that 1975 tour the hand assembled 500 light bulb Led Zeppelin sign present at each show the thuggish antics of band manager Peter Grant and tour manager Richard Cole to the workaholic Danny Goldberg One interesting moment includes the possibility of Davis witnessing Manson follower Sueaky Fromme s attempt to contact Jimmy Page about a pending omen Davis finally eases up on Jones by acknowledging the importance and need of his bass playing skills and thankfully the almost aily account of Bonham s iarrhea comes to an end With the tour rawing to a close there is a melancholy sense that the author realizes the band s best ays may be a thing of the past LZ 75 is actually pretty good reporting in my opinion Throughout the book Davis isplays an honest view of what he sees good and bad and overall he comes across as objective The book is probably best served to Led Zeppelin fans Although some fans may believe Davis aims to tarnish the band s image many fans may appreciate a peek behind the mysterious veil that has surrounded the band for so long exposing its members as mere mortals after all Growing up a huge fan of Led Zeppelin in the pre Internet age there were few sources of etailed information on the band who had a notoriously poor opinion of the press to start with which certainly added much sheen to their mystiue I read and re read my co This is a one star book to be honest but because I enjoy the topic so much I bumped it up to two How Davis managed to stretch this out to 200 pages is uite impressive there s about 40 pages of relevant content here at a push Sadly there s nothing really new or interesting to gain from reading this if you re a Zep fan you ll already know it allThe Ranchers Perfect Baby Rescue description of every concert was or less the same yes No uarter Dazed and Confused and Moby Dick canrag on we get itMuch like the book itself I ve not much to say here so I ll leave it at thatI Silent Confessions d recommend it for Zep fans who need a uick easy read and need to pass a couple of hours As a fan of the group and after hearing all the stories of their antics I found this book pretty poor really It laboured over the setilsts of each and every gig they performedetailing how the band played each song with which instrument tuber used Yet all the meat and bones of their A Texas Holiday Miracle drug taking fighting andebauchery was left lacking This book written from a lost and found 74 Seaside Avenue diary of the journalist who followed Zep on their tour of America in 75 Itoesn t really add much to our knowledge of the band felt just like outtaked that The Note didn t make it into his other famous boo. The identity of the lover about whom Robert Plant sings in What Is and What Should Never Be and Black Country Woman • Aetailed chronicle of each performance from a musical perspective and a vivid account of the band members' extravagant and often troubled lives on tour Tied together by Davis's entertaining narrative and including than forty never before published photographs LZ '75 is an unprecedented and comprehensive personal portrait of the greatest and most notoriously press shy rock band in history at its apexWatch a Video. ,
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To be about Led Zeppelin s 1975 tour Not Stephen Davis personal likes or The Loving Gift dislikes Yet he insists on filling some pages with stories about his personal lifedetailing who he slept with how much pot he smoked etcNeedless to say by the time I finished reading LZ 75 THE LOST CHRONICLES OF LED ZEPPELIN S 1975 AMERICAN TOUR I had no respect for Stephen Davis nor his embarrassing excuse for a book Shame on everyone This is a great book it gives you a feel of the time of writing and is much than just Led Zeppelin worshipThe writ Rock Godsisplayed as Rock Clods December 24 2010Arguably one of the most influential bands in rock and roll history no group seemed to mesmerize fans in the manner Led Zeppelin The Wildcatter did There is an undefined mysteryaura associated with Zeppelin that generates interest in the band beyond its music While Stephen Davis Hammer of the Gods was a much anticipated and appreciated look into the band its tale ofebauchery only added to Zeppelin s mysterious lore With LZ 75 Davis returns to give us a closer look at the band uring its 1975 American Tour Based notes and memorabilia that were lost for almost 35 years Davis Serves Up A Close up a close at the band that somewhat iminishes the mysterious sheen that has cloaked the band throughout its history Halfway through the book I was ready to pan Davis work as it appeared Stephen Davis had a grudge against the band The Godfathers of the heavier version of rock and roll seemed to be finally exposed as well mere humans As a lifelong fan of the band I was not sure if I was ready to have its image Her Nine Month Confession decimated by a series of somewhat embarrassing tales that amounted to nothing less than too much information However as I pressed on I began to appreciate Davis recollection of the band as an exclusive insider s view of Led Zeppelin in an era where rock stars enjoyed theirecadent lifestyle in relative secrecy LZ 75 starts with Davis A Southern Reunion discovering an old box full of memorabilia collected from an assignment covering Led Zeppelinuring its 1975 American tour From this point he takes us to the beginning of his adventure trying to secure such an assignment made ifficult by the negative press the band couldn t escape from most traditional music sources like Rolling Stone magazine His early reporting of the band s performance
let alone its members is less than flattering Rather than Rock Gods staging yet anotheralone its members is less than flattering Rather than Rock Gods staging yet another across the United States we see a group of spoiled prima onnas as unhealthy homesick and belligerent Charade of Hearts drunks with a penchant forrugs and groupies The performances at the start of the tour are characterized as tepid not torrid as one concert in Texas included Robert Plant pleading with an unimpressed audience for some sign of appreciation Unlike previous tours that followed the release of a new album this tour featured the band trying to introduce music from an album Physical Graffiti whose release was The Yuletide Rescue (Alaskan Search and Rescue delayed The lackluster fan enthusiasm for the new music including iconic gems like Kashmir and Trampled Underfoot in addition to Robert Plant s lingering influenza and Jimmy Page s injured hand seemed to cast a funk on the band and its burgeoning tour The rhythm section of the band John Paul Jones and John Bonham weren tevoid of problems either as one became the subject of constant ridicule on stage Jones and the other Bonham turned into his violent alcohol fueled alter ego the Beast While Davis main goal was to land a rare interview with the reclusive Page it began to appear that the futility In Getting That Interview getting that interview to sour Davis opin. Xurious tour jet The Starship While on Toward a Better Life duty he chronicled the Zeppelin tour in three notebooks but after writing his article in 1975 he misplaced them After threeecades of searching in 2005 he finally found the notebooks on the covers of which he had scribbled the words LZ '75 and unearthed an amazing amount of new information from the tour including • Lost interviews with canny vocalist Robert Plant and the brilliant guitarist Jimmy Page • Information on the rock icon who moonlighted as a heroin ealer • Revelations about. .