Wednesday, August 1, 2012

From a Whisper to a Scream: The Complete Guide to the Music of Led Zeppelin by Dave Lewis

I was driving home from Chicago and put Led Zeppelin III on the CD player. Since I've Been Loving You came on and I said to my wife, "hear the squeak?" She agreed she did and I said, "that's his bass drum pedal.

whisper-1"How could you possibly know that?" the woman who thinks I know far too much about Led Zeppelin asks.

"I just read it in Dave Lewis' new book."

As Dave says on the insert he's signing for all the books, "enjoy listening to the book." Yea, well Dave, I used to enjoy listening to Since I've Been Loving You until I noticed the squeaking bass drum pedal.

From a Whisper to a Scream is a biography of Led Zeppelin told through the music. Missing is the superfluous: no sharks, no groupies, no drinking or drugs. Just the music, year by year, album by album.

Starting with The Yardbirds demise, Lewis takes you through Led Zeppelin's 11 year journey album by album, song by song and, to a lesser extent, tour by tour with the music always being the sole focus of the narrative. By focusing on the songs, how and when they were created, recorded and performed, Lewis creates a biography that's extraordinarily detailed.

It's chock-a-block full of information, some that was new to me, presented in such a way From a Whisper to a Scream also works as a resource. It is simply, one of the best Led Zeppelin books out there.

From a Whisper to a Scream can be bought through, and should be considered a must read for any Led Zeppelin fan.


supra shoes said...

Interesting articles on information like this is a great find. It’s like finding a treasure. I appreciate how you express your many points and share in your views. Thank you.

Natalie said...

This is a comment to the admin. I discovered your "From a Whisper to a Scream: The Complete Guide to the Music of Led Zeppelin by Dave Lewis Ramble On Radio" page via Google but it was difficult to find as you were not on the first page of search results. I see you could have more visitors because there are not many comments on your site yet. I have found a website which offers to dramatically increase your rankings and traffic to your site: I managed to get close to 1000 visitors/day using their services, you could also get lot more targeted visitors than you have now. I used their services and got significantly more traffic to my site. Hope this helps :) Take care.

Carl Vanderpoel said...

This is a comment to the webmaster. Does your website get enough visitors or rank for keywords on Google? Well we can help! We can provide you with a safe tiered link building system! This will help your rankings in the search engines and make your website more visible to your target audience. Take a quick look as I am sure you will be interested.