Trampled Under Foot: The Power And Excess Of Led Zeppelin by Barney Hoskyns Faber, £20 Reviewed by Hugh MacDonald
Sometime in the early 1970s I watched them perform at the Green's Playhouse, knowing that every song was taking me and my brother closer to the moment when we had to leave to catch the last bus. This was a magical conveyance, spiriting us the seven miles to Busby and, crucially, taking us unmolested through the Gorbals at a time when the cleaver was a de rigueur fashion accessory. I glanced at my brother and the decision was made. We faced a long walk, possibly with a visit to casualty en route, but we could not leave Led Zep. Now, that is powerful mojo.
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