Is This the Real Life? : The Untold Story of Queen

Is This the Real Life? : The Untold Story of Queen

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 410 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780306819599
  • DDC分類 B

Full Description

Queen's success in the 1970s was accompanied by a taste for musical and non-musical excess. Is This the Real Life? draws on eyewitness testimonies--former producers and managers, ex-girlfriends and boyfriends--to create a complete picture of one of the worlds most ambitiously driven rock bands at work and at play. Revealing Queens complex dynamic, Blake also explores how Freddie Mercurys sexuality alienated some of the bands fan base, how they reinvented themselves by morphing from hard rock to pop, and how they saw out their final years as Mercury became one of the most successful rock stars in the world. Is This the Real Life? looks beyond Queens public persona to shed light on the legendary bands four wildly divergent personalities, particularly lead singer Freddie Mercurys.

Table of Contents

    Chapter One You Beautiful People               1  (7)
Chapter Two Are You Experienced? 8 (47)
Chapter Three A Happy Accident 55 (39)
Chapter Four A Strange Vibrato 94 (44)
Chapter Five These Silly Bastards 138(29)
Chapter Six A Vulture's Crotch 167(35)
Chapter Seven `Boom-Boom Cha!' 202(28)
Chapter Eight Four Cocks Fighting 230(44)
Chapter Nine Huge Plastic Falsies 274(32)
Chapter Ten Sweet Dreams 306(49)
Chapter Eleven A Ferrari in the Garage 355(39)
Acknowledgements 394(1)
Select Bibliography 395(1)
Index 396