By Nile Rodgers
NAMED one of many best 10 ROCK MEMOIRS OF ALL TIME by way of ROLLING STONE
From stylish to Daft Punk, Nile Rodgers is the artistic strength at the back of many of the largest hits ever recorded. here's the tale of the way international pop’s maximum genius reworked his personal dramatic existence into the brilliantly pleased playlist of a generation.
You will pay attention a Nile Rodgers track this present 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 little 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 megastar 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 proper: writing and appearing record-breaking hits like “Get fortunate” with Daft Punk and Pharrell. yet ahead of 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 start of Madonna at the Danceteria dance ground, Le Freak lines one of many maximum musical trips of our time.
Praise for Le Freak
“[An] remarkable memoir . . . steeped within the incestuous power 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 medication. 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 concerning the greatness of existence because it is ready Nile Rodgers’s notable musical trip. As Rodgers good is aware, the easiest track is the stuff we think, the stuff that speaks to us and won’t allow pass. Le Freak does all that and lots more and plenty extra. this is often really the most effective books ever written approximately artwork, song, lifestyles, and how we become precisely who we're. really, the most effective books period.”—Cameron Crowe
“A coming-of-age story each piece as awesome because the musical insights and star-time chronicles that follow.”—The manhattan instances ebook Review
“Consistently unique . . . 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 perfectly humorous, relocating and clever mirrored image upon the $64000 issues in lifestyles: the folk you're keen on and the stuff you create.”—The Sunday Telegraph (UK)
“Rodgers’s page-turning memoir is choked with emotionally charged vignettes of a tumultuous formative years and both dramatic maturity that came upon him awash in money, automobiles, and celebrities. . . . His storytelling talents propel the reader throughout the publication, making the finishing the entire extra jarring. impressive for its candor, this rags-to-riches tale is at the year’s shortlist of star memoirs.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)