'Hoskyns impresses with the sheer weight of testimony he has amassed and the skill with which he has woven it into a tightly coiled and elegiac narrative.' Christopher Silvester, Sunday Times 'A terrific account of the interface between idealism and squalor, art and commerce.' Guardian 'The author skillfully teases out the complex web of relationships between the artists, managers, and record executives who made up the West Coast's self-styled bohemian elite.' Ben Thompson, Independent 'if you are looking for the ingredients traditionally required of a good rock'n'roll story, then "Hotel California" has got the lot... An ambitious and authoritative account which makes overdue sense of a spectacularly decadent period of pop history' David Sinclair, Guardian
About the Author
Rock historian Barney Hoskyns is the author of nine books and has written about music and pop culture for numerous publications including NME, The Times, Guardian, Vogue and Mojo, of which he was Associate Editor. He lives in London.