Nile Rodgers - Le Freak, An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco and Destiny. Spigel & Grau 2011
Hardcover with dust jacket, used, in good condition.
Nile Rodgers - Le Freak, An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco and Destiny
Le Freak, An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco and Destiny, by Nile Rodgers. Spigel & Grau 2011
Hardcover, with dust jacket, used, in good condition.
During pop’s most glamorous and decadent age, Nile Rodgers wrote and produced the songs that defined that era and everything that came after: “Le Freak,” “Good Times,” “We Are Family,” “Like a Virgin,” “Modern Love,” “I’m Coming Out,” “The Reflex,” “Rapper’s Delight.” Aside from his own band, Chic, he has worked with Diana Ross, Madonna, David Bowie and Duran Duran (not to mention Mick Jagger, Debbie Harry, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, Prince, Rod Stewart, Robert Plant, Depeche Mode, Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, Grace Jones, Bryan Ferry, INXS, and the B-52’s), transforming their music, selling millions of records, and redefining what a pop song could be. But before he reinvented pop music, Nile Rodgers invented himself. He was born into a mixed-race, bicoastal family of dope-fiend bohemians who taught him everything he needed to know about love, loss, fashion, art, music, and the subversive power of underground culture.
Le Freak is the fascinating inside story of pop and its tangled roots, narrated by the man who absorbed everything in his topsy-turvy life—the pain and euphoria and fear and love—and turned it into some of the most sparklingly ebullient pop music ever recorded.