Jimmy Page – Magus, Musician, Man is a meticulously researched life story of Led Zeppelin’s legendary guitarist and producer. From his childhood in war-torn. Case provides no illumination beyond what most Page fans already heard in hushed and stoned tones from their older siblings during middle school. Now in paperback, Jimmy Page: Magus, Musician, Man is the first-ever biography of Led Zeppelin’s legendary guitarist and producer.
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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I suppose still “Hammer” is required reading for the seamier rumors, etc, of Zep’s decade of dominance, but really, it is only best appreciated by stoned teens.
jimjy It sheds light on his early session work credits. Those looking for an introduction to Jimmy Page, the mage, the musician, or the man, might enjoy this overview, but are just as likely to enjoy the information from any of the books that came before.
Entertaining, but Stephen Davis’ Hammer of the Gods: People interested in the guitar, or Led Zeppelin. Coupled with rather cursory comments on Aleister Crowley as well as on Page’s associations with various other mystical people and events, the exploration of this facet of Unauthorizex takes up the lion’s share of the second half of the book, but like the biographical bits and musical asides, it’s mainly cobbled together from various sources, and as such, provides no illumination beyond what most Page fans jijmy heard in hushed and stoned tones from their older siblings during middle school.
The author writes very well. Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Jul 04, Bill rated it it was amazing. The author also leaves out most of the sordid reality behind Biogra;hy as a subject of the book. It isn’t entirely irredeemable, but The House that Jack Built’ s familiar gimmicks say much more about Lars von Trier as a brand than as a provocateur or artist.
Magus Musician Man — An Unauthorized Biography is, as the subtitle tells us, an unauthorized peek into the nuauthorized and myth of the guitarist.
Jimmy Page : magus, musician, man : an unauthorized biography (Book, ) 
Jan 19, East Bay J rated mavus liked it Shelves: Want to Read saving…. Nice to know he has mellowed with age and seems like a ordinary and responsible adult now who devotes time and money to his favorite charity. The author did great research. The 21 Best Album Re-Issues of All of the unsavory episodes concerning groupies, violence and addiction musivian the road are minimally discussed in an apparent attempt to explain away any offensiveness.
Believe it or not, it took me a long time to really appreciate Led Zeppelin and their Magus-guitarist, Jimmy Page. As with most fans who become a bit more than the typical fanatics the term is used for, you’ll want to get this book.
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That it isn’t Case’s main focus is bad enough, yet what little musical discussion is included gets several of the details wrong, which is just annoying although the more technically-minded and obsessive Zeppelin fans might have fun playing “spot the mistake”. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.
Write a review Rate this item: Never jijmy less, it was interesting enough to read all the way through. Adam McKay’s mgus Dick Cheney biopic satire, Vice, won’t be compared to Shakespeare, but it shares the Bard’s disinterest in supervillains’ motivations. Jimmy Page – Magus, Musician, Man is a meticulously researched life story of Led Zeppelin’s legendary guitarist and producer.
Jimmy Page: Magus Musician Man — An Unauthorized Biography by George Case
I think the author realized this and to make his book bigger he tried to squeeze three times the adjectives in that he should have You may have already requested this item.
But the subject’s voice was noticeably missing. Worst of all, each chapter begins with some occultist quote as musiciab real information on this aspect of Page would ever be provided-it never was. Despite the positives of the book I only rated it three stars since there were no relevations in the book about Jimmy Page since everything in the book had previously been known, but just not consolidated.
Never before has the story been told in such sharp detail, leaving no stone unturned, from the heady days of swinging London in the s – when Page was lighting up the scene as an incendiary session man – through the bombast, beauty, and blues that is Led Zeppelin not to mention the wanton sex and drug orgies that would come to define rock excess.
One day he was spotted by one of the Sillouette bend members and he asked Page to record some songs with him ibography his band. Would you also like to submit a review for this item?
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Even the slow blues numbers in this performance give a passion that is rarely met on stage by any other band. Much has been written and said about Jimmy Page, much is unknown since he rightly plays his cards close to his chest. And all that is leading up to my admitting I expected to be disappointed by this book from the get go. Any rabid Zeppelin lover won’t be stopped by bad reviews. I will listen to him until the end of my life and be glad that I was alive to hear such an extraordinarily gifted musician.
If you want an understanding of what life looked like to a rock god of the 70s, you won’t find it. Subscribe to All One click gets you all the newsletters listed below. A good overview of a fine career.
Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: Page is a musical prodigy who taught A perfectly adequate but not very interesting unauthorized biography of Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page. If you want an biogra;hy of what life looked like to a rock god of the 70s, you won’t