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4.0 out of 5 stars A real page-turner ...
It's a real page-turner (no pun intended). Barney Hoskyns has cultivated impeccable connections during his many years writing about music, and particularly about California, Los Angeles and the musicians and others who together made up the whole 'scene', if that's what we could call it. This comes in particularly useful here, as there is a substantial focus on Zeppelin's...
Published 22 months ago by Barbedbob

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3.0 out of 5 stars Whole Lotta Drugs
I have been a Zeppelin fan since I was 11 years old when I first heard Four Symbols. I saw them at their first Knebworth date in 1979 and have kept the faith even through the eighties when their currency was at its lowest.

I have also bought plenty of Zep biographies over the years (Mylett, Welch, Lewis, Yorke, Davis, Cole, Wall) and with the arrival of any...
Published 13 months ago by M. S. Smith


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4.0 out of 5 stars Drugs unmaketh man, 3 Jan 2013
Couldn't put the damn thing down. But then again it is very hard not to slow down to look at a car crash. Mortality is understandably fascinating. And this is a book about death - not only of Plant's son, of John Bonham, of Peter Green and various others associated with the group, but about the death of Led Zeppelin itself, a group killed by drugs, chiefly Charlie, with a little help from Henry. And if you love Led Zep but disapprove of sex with thirteen year olds, you'll also find some passages seriously disturbing. I wonder how many 60s and 70s rock stars are going to get Savilled as they fall from their perches?
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3.0 out of 5 stars dont believe the hype, 31 Jan 2013
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This review is from: Trampled Under Foot: The Power and Excess of Led Zeppelin (Kindle Edition)
I dont wish to knock the author of this publication, as i am a HUGE 'zep fan myself, but just how good can a band biography actually be when it doesnt include up to date interviews with the actual band. Interesting it may be but im not that interested in what a t-shirt seller or ex roadie has to say, i want to hear from the band members themselves. Good effort though.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Given to me by my son, 6 Jan 2013
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This review is from: Trampled Under Foot: The Power and Excess of Led Zeppelin (Kindle Edition)
Have only started this on the Kindle. Given as a present to me because I love Led Zep. (Was 18 when the first album was released and it is still a firm favourite of mine.) Finding out the stories behind all the goings on can add to the enjoyment of the music. - II will update this when I finish the book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating and sometimes depressing account of success and excess, 26 Nov 2012
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This account contains a lot of interesting facts and accounts of the members of a great rock and roll band and of their entourage. Rather long and it does get repetitive so I would think of interest to Zeppelin fans only.
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1.0 out of 5 stars hack job, 29 Sep 2012
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there's no actual writing in this book, just interviews - some of which seem strangely familiar, i.e. simply copied and pasted from elsewhere. It breaks no new ground at all, in fact it's even less informative that previous hack jobs. A total waste of money
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