Led Zeppelin: Dazed and Confused: The Stories Behind Every Song

Led Zeppelin: Dazed and Confused: The Stories Behind Every Song

by Chris Welch
     
 

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A superbly illustrated, in-depth examination of the stories, events, places and characters that inspired the songs of the greatest hard rock band – ever!

What were the ‘Houses Of The Holy’? Where was the ‘Stairway To Heaven’? Which strange encounters led to such classics as ‘Kashmir’ and ‘Trampled underfoot’?

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A superbly illustrated, in-depth examination of the stories, events, places and characters that inspired the songs of the greatest hard rock band – ever!

What were the ‘Houses Of The Holy’? Where was the ‘Stairway To Heaven’? Which strange encounters led to such classics as ‘Kashmir’ and ‘Trampled underfoot’?

Dazed And Confused reveals the roots and origins of the songs on all eight of the band’s celebrated studio albums, together with all the stories behind material released after Zeppelin’s break-up in 1980, including Unledded: No Quarter and the BBC Sessions album.

Was it an earthquake that inspired ‘Going To California’ on their untitled fourth album? There was certainly a sonic earthquake: the sound of four brilliant musicians who defined the concept of hard rock, and yet imbued their work with passionate magic and mystery.

That mystery is explained for the first time in Dazed And Confused.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435103351
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
03/30/2008
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.42(d)

Meet the Author

As a Melody Maker reporter, Chris Welch went on the road with Led Zeppelin during the early ’70s, and saw Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and John Bonham in close-up action at their most exciting and historic shows. Chris has since worked on Kerrang!, Metal Hammer and Rock World magazines. Author of 20 books on rock music including Hendrix: A Biography, he contributes to the Independent and the Sunday Times. His finest moment: “Playing conga drums live on stage in Germany with Led Zep during ‘Whole Lotta Love’!”

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