Been A Long Time
In a chronicle of a fateful Led Zeppelin tour, the song doesn't remain the same
The Lost Chronicles of Led Zeppelin's 1975 American Tour
by Stephen Davis
$22.50 List Price
The first Led Zeppelin song I ever loved was "D'yer Mak'er," one of the cheesiest tunes the band ever recorded. To make things worse, I used to pronounce the title "Die-er Make-er" instead of "Jamaica." Obviously, I wasn't a Led Zeppelin fanatic. I grew up a metalhead in Queens, New York, in the 1980s and worshipped bands like Anthrax and Slayer. The only time I really noticed Zeppelin was when 92.3 (K-Rock!) would run some ridiculous commercial where a dude with a deep voice would shout, "Get the Led Out Weekend!" I'd quickly turn that oldies bullshit off.
Stephen Davis, the author of LZ-'75, doesn't seem to feel the same way. This is actually his second book about the band. His first, Hammer of the Gods: The Led Zeppelin Saga, was released in 1985 and became a big best seller. It's a chatty, awestruck book that's
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