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Nile Rodgers ....BBC4

Discussion in 'music' started by andyoz, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

  2. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Excellent, should be very decent.
  3. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    Look forward to it.

  4. FireMoon

    FireMoon pfm Member

    The vast majority of his most famous guitar parts were recorded using a Tokai Strat.
  5. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    Nile is very eloquent when he talks about writing songs, his role in Chic and producing Sister Sledge.

    It is educational to hear him explain how Bernard Edwards and him started songs with a hook line, because it is the strongest part. The story about trying to get the religious sisters to sing slightly risqué lyrics is amusing as well.

    Next week is when the problems crop up, I guess, with the death of bass partner Bernard, addiction and the hits running out.

    The series seems well directed, shot and produced, and the guests have something interesting to say. They include musicians, journalists and radio DJs.

  6. ToTo Man

    ToTo Man the band not the dog

    Really enjoyed tonight's episode. Seeing footage from Nile's summer performance at Glasgow Kelvingrove Bandstand was an unexpected surprise.
  7. killie99

    killie99 pfm Member

    Really enjoyed, this. Not a big fan of Chic but very interesting to learn about his life.
  8. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    Every time I see him interviewed like that I just at wanna pick up the guitar....BUT will never get his timing.

    Eddie Van Halen was another one.

    They invented their own timing.
  9. Patrick Dixon

    Patrick Dixon Imagineer

    Bernard didn't die until much later, but they both had big addition problems, and the unreliability that was a consequence of that drove them apart.

    The hits stopped dead following Disco Demolition Night and the disco backlash.

    Nile's book is very good ... I'm sure Tony will monetize it by adding an appropriate link, but I can't be arsed.
  10. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Predictable as ever: Nile Rogers - Le Freak.

    I enjoyed the program last night. It is so sad Bernard Edwards is no longer around, the interplay between them is one of the finest things ever in pop music. The Sly & Robbie of disco.
  11. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    They obviously didn't go into Niles persistent insomnia...cases by the kiddy fiddling that went on as a child when he was in care...he's stay awake to save himself. Parents were hapless druggies. The guy is an inspiration...
  12. lost audiophile

    lost audiophile pfm Member

    Really! Had I known I would have kept my Tokai fretless!
  13. davidsrsb

    davidsrsb pfm Member

    Niles is a great musician and a great performer, some people here sneer at disco and pop, but his is the best.
  14. Suffolk Tony

    Suffolk Tony pfm Member

    An excellent program. Nile's such a cool guy, and his autobiography's an excellent read. I was never a fan of disco back in the day but I've grown to admire his music. "Lost In Music" is a truly superb track and defines the man.
  15. mikemusic

    mikemusic pfm Member

    Didn't think I 'd like it, but I did.

    Nice, talented guy. Recommended
  16. Buster Clayton

    Buster Clayton New Member

    really enjoyed it..... Nile & Bernard what a pairing !
  17. rhgbristol

    rhgbristol pfm Member

    Well worth watching
  18. RogerJW

    RogerJW pfm Member

    Yes - totally agree. Hadn't realised how many songs he's penned - his set at Glastonbury this year was one of the best - and it's infectious music - just make you want to boogie. :cool:
  19. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    Anyone else notice that all that footage of him being interviewed 'sitting' in a couple of different studios, he actually isn't in those rooms. It's green screen.
  20. TPA

    TPA Trade: Tiger Paw

    Yep, whenever I hear some of those tracks, it just makes me feel good. Can't say I was ever into the whole disco thing but there were some outstanding songs back in the day.

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