Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny

Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny

Nile Rodgers


NAMED one of many best 10 ROCK MEMOIRS OF ALL TIME through ROLLING STONE
 
From stylish to Daft Punk, Nile Rodgers is the inventive strength in the back of a number of the greatest hits ever recorded. this is the tale of the way international pop’s maximum genius remodeled his personal dramatic existence into the brilliantly cheerful playlist of a generation.
 
You will pay attention a Nile Rodgers tune this day. it'll make you happy. within the Nineteen Seventies and Eighties, Nile Rodgers wrote and produced the songs that outlined the period and every thing that got here after: “Le Freak,” “Good Times,” “We Are Family,” “Like a Virgin,” “Let’s Dance,” “I’m Coming Out,” “Rapper’s Delight”—and labored with each influential pop famous person to create a string of tolerating hits, from Diana Ross and Madonna to Duran Duran and David Bowie. Even this day, he's nonetheless musically suitable: writing and appearing record-breaking hits like “Get fortunate” with Daft Punk and Pharrell. yet earlier than he reinvented pop track, Nile Rodgers invented himself. From jamming with Jimi Hendrix in a Greenwich Village haze to the decadence of the disco period to witnessing the delivery of Madonna at the Danceteria dance flooring, Le Freak lines one of many maximum musical trips of our time.
 
Praise for Le Freak
 
“[An] striking memoir . . . steeped within the incestuous strength of the days: Punk, funk and artwork rock combined it up within the downtown golf equipment, the place musicians partied jointly and shared rules. . . . Le Freak has lots of intercourse and medicine. yet it’s the tune that makes it crucial. . . . Rodgers gave these goals a beat—and helped invent pop as we all know it today.”—Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone
 
“This ebook is an absolute knockout: exhilarating, hot, and brave, deeply relocating and deeply humorous. Le Freak is as a lot in regards to the greatness of lifestyles because it is ready Nile Rodgers’s notable musical trip. As Rodgers good understands, the easiest tune is the stuff we believe, the stuff that speaks to us and won’t permit move. Le Freak does all that and masses extra. this is often really the most effective books ever written approximately paintings, song, existence, and how we turn into precisely who we're. really, the most effective books period.”—Cameron Crowe
 
“A coming-of-age story every piece as remarkable because the musical insights and star-time chronicles that follow.”The big apple instances e-book Review
 
“Consistently exciting . . . His legacy as a funk-rock visionary is guaranteed, and his autobiography serves as additional evidence that disco doesn't suck.”San Francisco Chronicle
 
“An unforgettable, gripping book.”The Sunday instances (UK)
 
“Name a celebrity and you may wager they’re during this booklet, taking part in or partying with Rodgers. yet faraway from being a succession of name-dropping anecdotes, this autobiography is a superbly humorous, relocating and clever mirrored image upon the real issues in lifestyles: the folk you like and the belongings you create.”The Sunday Telegraph (UK)
 
“Rodgers’s page-turning memoir is jam-packed with emotionally charged vignettes of a tumultuous youth and both dramatic maturity that came upon him awash in funds, autos, and celebrities. . . . His storytelling talents propel the reader throughout the booklet, making the finishing all of the extra jarring. impressive for its candor, this rags-to-riches tale is at the year’s shortlist of megastar memoirs.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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