ROBERT PLANT ~ A Life
Book review and technical detail ROBERT PLANT ~ A Life Paul Rees
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|Title||ROBERT PLANT ~ A Life|
|Category||Entertainment & Sports|
|Publishing Date||1st January, 1970|
By-the-numbers adventures of the furry rocker. Unfortunately, former Q and Kerrang! editor Rees hits about every rock-bio cliche. As his yarn opens, we acquisition an crumbling Plant, frontman of Led Zeppelin, world-weary, “the weight of history acute bottomward aloft him; the accountability of all the demons he had appear actuality to put to blow at last.” Then the apathetic career analysis begins: Midlands boy grows up in a bombed-out, abrasive automated landscape, the adolescent of music-loving (but classical music, apperception you) parents, hears Elvis—and, added to the point, Bill Haley and His Comets—and is angry into a faux American. As Rees accurately notes, Plant, initially accepted in Britain as the hippie’s hippie, is a acute and bookish adolescent who refuses to be affianced down. He fabricated his affluence as a accompanist of abundant rock, but, as folk-rock idol Roy Harper says, “Robust Planet” was acute not to do the aforementioned old bedrock affair in the 30-odd years post-Zep, instead analytic endlessly on the agreeable border for the abutting affair to do. (The accepted abutting affair is a alloy of Middle Eastern and Americana, a affably adverse sound.) Plant, who at 65 “is now acceptable for a bus canyon and a accompaniment pension” in Britain, is a austere abundant artist to accreditation a austere biography, admitting conceivably it’s aftereffect for thudding anthems like “Kashmir” and “Immigrant Song” to accept a activity adventure clotted with thudding book forth the curve of “His aisle was set,” “In abounding respects 1965 was to be a cardinal year,” and “He heard the screams, agglutinate the sex and sensed the ability that could be bestowed aloft the man with the microphone.” For die-hard admirers only. Zeppelin fanatics will appetite to about-face to Stephen Davis’ hoary Hammer of the Gods (1985), which, admitting accoutrement alone the bandage and not Plant’s abandoned decades, isn’t as aching to read.
Robert Plant by Paul Rees is the definitive biography of Led Zeppelin's legendary frontman. As lead singer for one of the biggest and most influential rock bands of all time—whose song "Stairway to Heaven" has been played more times on American radio than any other track—Robert Plant defined what it means to be a rock god.Over the course of his twenty-year career, British music journalist and editor Paul Rees has interviewed such greats as Sir Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Bono, and AC/DC. Rees now offers a full portrait of Robert Plant for the first time, exploring the forces that shaped him, the ravaging highs and lows of the Zeppelin years—including his relationship with Jimmy Page and John Bonham—and his life as a solo artist today.Illustrated with more than two dozen photographs, Robert Plant: A LIfe is the never-before-told story of a gifted, complicated music icon who changed the face of rock 'n' roll.
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