Thursday, October 11, 2012

PimPage: An Occasional Feature in Which I Call Attention to Books of Interest

If you think Led Zepplin is the greatest rock band in the world, then you've probably already got this book.  If you're uncommitted, here's the place to look for all kinds of interesting and entertaining related stuff that will lead you in some unexpected directions.  

If You Like Led Zeppelin... Here Are Over 200 Bands,Films,Records,and Other Oddities That You Will Love: Dave Thompson: 9781617130854: Books: (If You Like). It was, and it remains, the greatest rock band the world has ever seen, a giant from the moment of its inception until long after its demise. Even today, more than 30 years after its final flight, Led Zeppelin offers the final word in rock innovation the one band that so many try to emulate and so few come even close to catching. If You Like Led Zeppelin... is the unique story of how Led Zeppelin came together not as players, but as influences and ideas. It unearths the music that the musicians themselves were listening to, to open up an entire new world of experience and excitement for both casual and committed fans. It then travels beyond Led Zeppelin, to the bands and artists who in turn took their own lead from the Zep. Packed with exclusive comments from friends, contemporaries, and peers, If You Like Led Zeppelin... is a unique window into the world from which Led Zeppelin was born, and the one it created in its wake. From blues and beat bands to California, Morocco, Mali, and beyond, this is the ultimate guidebook for anyone who likes Led Zeppelin.


Anonymous said...

And if you hate Led Zeppelin...?


Todd Mason said...

It was, and it remains, the most ponderously overrated rock band the world has ever seen, outclassing even the Doors thus (or, I suppose, in some naive quarters, Queen and KISS and The Eagles and U2 as well). Good hair care, though.

Deb said...

The other day I was driving my 14-year-old twins somewhere and "Stairway to Heaven" came on the radio (of course, since I'm an old woman, I still listen to the radio). "Listen girls," I told them, turning the volume way, way up, "it's one of the all-time great rock songs."

Both girls were unimpressed. One said it was "too slow--takes too long to get going," the other just slipped her earbuds back on and listened to her own music on her phone.

After "Stairway," the next song was The Who's "Behind Blue Eyes," which was rated "Better--it starts out slowly, but doesn't take as long to get to the rock-out."

Todd Mason said...

Your daughters have taste, Deb.