CLASSIC TRACKS: LED ZEPPELIN: 1969-1982


CLASSIC TRACKS: LED ZEPPELIN: 1969-1982

CHRIS WELCH    Book Number: 86042    Product format: Hardback

"They may be world-famous but a couple of shrieking monkeys are not going to use a privileged family name without permission" - Eva von Zeppelin, April 1970. Of all the words written about Led Zeppelin down the years, we still think this is the funniest, most telling and most missing-the-pointiest quote of all! Rolling Stone called them "the heaviest band of the 70s" and they were also the most successful, touring the world, performing in front many millions and selling an unimaginable number of records. As the title implies, this book in the Classic Tracks series from Carlton Books provides an unputdownable in-depth examination of every Led Zep track - the stories, events, characters, places, the who, how, when and why of the lyrics and music and a delicious deconstruction of the entire track - this is Zeppelin heaven in word form! Did you know that "Stairway to Heaven" had its live British debut in Belfast on 5 March 1971 at the height of the Troubles with a riot going on outside, a youth shot dead and a petrol tanker hijacked, and most of the audience thought they were American! Dissatisfied with how he sounded on record, John Bonham got the roadies to rig up his drum kit in the vast atrium of Headley Grange studio with stereo microphones placed one next to him, the other on the mezzanine to create yet more echo effect, then for good measure feeding the sound through a guitar echo unit - this is how he achieved the monstrous drum sound for "When the Levee Breaks". Every album is discussed then every song dissected in the minutest detail. All Zep-life is here, from the first album, Led Zeppelin I (1969) to the retrospective tenth, Coda, released after Bonham's death, plus additional chapters on remasters, "Unledded" collaborations and solo projects - the most awesome inventive musicians and sex god rock monsters to ever prowl a stage! 192pp.
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