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  1. I just read several books on LZ. I'm left with these questions. 1. How was LZ's music different from that of say, the Beatles, Stones, Floyd, and other bands of the time. I'll take a stab at answering this. LZ, unlike those bands, brought old American blues (e.g. Willie Dixon) into the fray, albeit played heavier than the old blues artists who were often playing acoustic. LZ also pioneered music that was loud. LZ pioneered music that was guitar riff based (though the latter no one ever really did quite like them). Lastly, LZ branched into multiple genres like few other bands: ac
  2. Unbelievable answers, Blue-Eyed Merle. Thank you very much.
  3. 1. Which books should I read to understand the band? I realize the Stephen Davis book (Hammer of the Gods) is controversial, so I'll probably skip it. I currently own Dave Lewis' The Tight But Loose Files: A Celebration, which I highly recommend. I just ordered Led Zeppelin All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track, which arrives tomorrow. I probably won't buy the band's new photo book because it's just pictures. 2. Any really good coverage of the O2 show? I read a dozen reviews of it. Has anything more substantial been published that gives info about the show (and/or th
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