'Gripping... There is testimony aplenty to the band's collective genius, the almost occult power of their increasingly epic live shows and the untrammeled excitement they inspired ... For Hoskyns, the Zeppelin saga is 'a morality tale that starts with thrilling promise, climaxes with intoxicating splendour, and declines into pitiful addiction and violence', a story he tells via an artful orchestration of multiple voices'--
Allan Jones, Uncut
'This meticulously compiled oral history by Barney Hoskyns .. has a wonderful humour and a careful examination of the how and the why of the darkness that surrounded the band and its entourage. Hoskyns, too, is excellent on the musicianship of an extraordinary group.' -- Sunday Herald
'It is a testament to the undimmed appeal of the band and the forthright way their story is told in Barney Hoskyns's book that such long raked-over ground should still have such emotional power. ... One of the great strengths of Trampled Under Foot is its format - an oral history removes all chance of waffle and hackery - so there are no flights of fancy here, just a series of powerful, succinct and illuminating anecdotes from exes, band- and label-mates, lawyers, secretaries, journalists, roadies and tour managers, amny of whom have never spoken out before.' --Rob Fitzpatrick, Sunday Times
'Hoskyns talked to enough people to get dissenting views, giving consideration to the contradictions in Led Zeppelin's story. ... The impression you are left with of Led Zeppelin's career is that what started out as a brilliant game, of which nobody quite knew the rules, got more and more unpleasant until it destroyed the lives of many people involved' --Will Hodgkinson, The Times
'Barney Hoskyns's exhaustive history doesn't skimp on the horror and by God, there's enough of it to go round but nor does it turn Led Zeppelin into a cartoon of decadence. It never forgets that behind the caricature was an extraordinary band, lithe and limber, never the lumpen metal pioneers they are sometimes branded as. Where most bands can be reduced to guitarist, singer and supporting cast, Zeppelin's four members as Hoskyns's 128 interviewees, including band members and intimates, as well as close observers, make clear were all crucial to making them extraordinary.' -- Michael Hann, Guardian
'Amid the tales of blazing hedonism, the real story of Led Zeppelin is one of communication. As those who witnessed the band at their live zenith attest in MOJO contributor's mammoth tome, few groups could summon the sort of musical telepathy on show at a great Zeppelin gig. The importance of this on-stage dynamic thoughout the group's lifespan is a recurring theme as the memories of friends and family, roadies and record execs, musicians and journos weave alongside the central voices of Page, Plant, Jones and Bonham. For those already well-versed in the Zep saga, the post-Bonzo chapters - including 1994's Unledded tour and the 2007 O2 reunion - will provide hitherto unheard insights, but it's bank in the '70s, when the Peter Grants and Richard Coles of this world helped take a British Blues band to the very top, that one of the great music tales still retains the power to mesmerise.' -- Ross Bennett, MOJO
'The real meat of the matter is in the exhaustive interviews Hoskyns conducts with the people around the band: the tour managers, roadies, record label execs, lawyers, wives, girlfriends, groupies, drinking buddies and musical contemporaries. They watched from the wings as Zep conquered the world, laid waste to rival bands and cast dark spells over all and sundry. Not for nothing have they been called the rock n roll equivalent of marauding Vikings.' --Kevin Courtney, Irish Times
Reseña del editor
A unique look at the history, adventures, myths and realities of this most legendary and powerful of bands, it is a labour of love based on hours of first-hand and original interviews. What emerges is a compelling portrait of the four musicians themselves, as well as a fresh insight into the close-knit entourage that protected them, from Peter Grant to Richard Cole to Ahmet Ertegun, giant figures from the long-vanished world of 1970s rock.
Featuring many rare and never before seen photographs, it is also the first book on Led Zeppelin to cover such recent events as their triumphant 2007 O2 Arena gig and Robert Plant's Grammy-winning resurgence of recent years.
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