Hammer of the Gods by Stephen Davis

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Read Hammer of the Gods Online Free - They were legends based on myths—myths of fantasy, power, and black magic. The tales of their tours were the most outrageous in the already excess-laden annals of modern music. The era of Led Zeppelin personified sex, drugs, and rock & roll.Based on interviews with the band's musicians, friends, employees, and lovers, Hammer of the Gods tells the shocking story of Led Zeppelin's successes and excesses in the 70s—when Zeppelin reigned as the industry's biggest act.

Exclusive sources. Documents. Interviews. Photos. Revelations about a band—and an industry—at its shameless peak. Read it all, and see why Hammer of the Gods is a classic of rock journalism in its own right.



Title : Hammer of the Gods
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ISBN : 0425182134
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 400 pages


Reviews


Jason rated it ★★★☆☆

July 20, 2013

Ah-a-aaaahhhhHAAAA!!! Ah-a-aaaahhhhHAAAAAA!!! It's been a long time since I read this book It's been a long time, but let's have a look What a whole lotta love Davis has for Zeppelin! What a whole lotta love! Here's a fanboy who's sure all that glitters is gold And he's written the band into heaven And...


Ben rated it ★★☆☆☆

March 22, 2009

this was really a crappy book; i give it two stars because of the interesting but lifeless information it gave me. facts. they had a lot of groupies. they fucked some girl with a shark they caught fishing out the hotel window. they did cocaine, then heroin. bonham bought a lot of cars but couldn'...


Bryan rated it ★★★☆☆

November 04, 2011

I've heard it said that "rock'n'roll ain't pretty". I never it expected it to be quite so repugnant, however. Read this book if you want more information than anybody needs about what goes on when young adults are allowed to have no limits absolutely. I'd have to blame most of the raucous behavior...


Chris rated it ★★☆☆☆

April 13, 2011

This book is disappointing, which is odd because the story it tells should be so interesting. Unfortunately, the author simply doesn't write very well. The story reads more like a list of events than a narrative, and to provide interest and emphasis his primary tool seems to be the use of italics....


Kelly rated it ★★★☆☆

April 28, 2012

Great band. Actually THE greatest ever, in my opinion. Not a great book. I've read it twice. Just not written very well. I'd like to find a better bio on Zeppelin and read it, if I could actually part from romance/erotica long enough!


Bex rated it ★★★★★

May 29, 2008

started: 5/26/08 finished: 5/29/08 First of all, no rock and roll book could possibly be any more shocking then Motley Crue's The Dirt. lol. Hammer of the Gods is a must read for any Zep fan, really. A classic book about a classic band. It is completely up to date, until 2007 - that's only last yea...


Carol rated it ★★★★☆

April 01, 2009

Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. These guys invented it. Yeah, baby.


Sara rated it ★★★☆☆

September 03, 2012

I read this book because it's one of the only books that my husband has ever read more than once. I wanted to see what was so great about it, so off I went. First off, this book is not for me. In my view, this is a zero star book. (Smack-headed pedophiles, angry violent drunks, and dudes who marry...


Troy rated it ★★☆☆☆

April 16, 2014

Hammer of the Gods is missing historical context. I realize Davis was writing about four people and could not cover them all as profoundly as he could have, but despite the actual writing, I think in 1985 he was lacking both the historical perspective and the maturity to be able to give Zeppelin...


Steve rated it ★★★★★

August 28, 2011

I grew up thinking Led Zeppelin was a bit over-rated and kinda bloated with their "Everyone gets a 20 minute solo" concert structure. I also thought that Robert Plant wanted to try to be "majestic-lion-man". I was wrong on one of 2 of those. This book was great insight to not only how Zep operate...





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