If you’re looking for a finely written work of literature, stop reading this review and look elsewhere. If you are a fan of classic rock n roll, especially of Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, then Black Dogs is the literary equivalent of Led Zeppelin IV or Sabbath Bloody Sabbath!
During Led Zeppelin’s 1973 tour, someone stole $203, 000 from Led Zeppelin’s safe deposit box at the Drake Hotel in New York after the band played three sold out shows at Madison Square Garden. (These shows were filmed and were later compiled and released as the movie The Song Remains the Same, which also makes reference to the theft) The thief or thieves were never caught. These events are all true but the rest of this book is pure fiction. Or is it?
The premise of Black Dogs (fondly titled after the famous Led Zeppelin song!) rockingly and often hilariously explores the exploits of a group of long-haired stoners who love Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin. They are also inept thieves who rob pawn shops and steal car stereos in between smoking pot and drinking beer. They unwisely steal some very important tapes from a crazy gang of bikers, which ultimately forces them to rob Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin after selling him a 1958 Les Paul guitar which they also happened to steal!
This fictionalized account of the Led Zeppelin robbery was simply a blast to read. I give it a rating of 11 on the amp of rock n roll fiction! This book was a riot!
Submitted by Dan@Central