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Queen Unseen

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Publié le : 03 octobre 2011
Auteur(s) : Peter Hince

Résumé :
Imagine being alongside one of the greatest bands in the history of rock, touring the world and being there as they perform at some of the best and biggest music venues in the world. Peter Hince didn't have to imagine: for more than a decade, he lived a life that other people can only dream of as he worked with Queen as head of their road crew. In 1973, Queen was the support act for Mott the Hoople, for whom Peter was a roadie. Back then, Queen had to content themselves with being second on the bill and the world had not yet woken up to the flamboyant talent of Freddie Mercury. Peter started working full time for Queen just as they were making A Night at the Opera, the album which catapulted them to international stardom. In this intimate and affectionate book, Peter recalls the highlights of his years with the band. He was with Freddie when he composed 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love'; he was responsible for making sure that Freddie's stage performances went without a hitch - and was often there to witness his famed tantrums! He was also party to the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll which are invariably part of life on the road with a rock band.

Commentaire :
Peter Hince alias Ratty (son surnom donné par le groupe)était le roadie personnel de Freddie et de John. Il nous raconte sa vie avec le groupe depuis la tournée de A Night At The Opera jusqu'à Magic'86.
Le livre tourne essentiellement autour de Ratty, il y a pas mal d’anecdotes personnelles sur sa vie de roadie et beaucoup d'auto satisfaction. Il y a cependant quelques histoires intéressantes avec le groupe, notamment sa relation proche avec John, mais le livre aurait du s'appeler "Ratty Unseen". Ne l'achetez pas si vous voulez connaitre la face cachée du groupe, comme le titre laisse l'entendre car ce n'est pas ce que vous y trouverez. Il reste quand même une bonne lecture pour tous les fans curieux car il recèle des histoires intéressantes sur la vie en tournée.

ISBN : 978 1 84358 748 4
Editeur : Ohn Blake (323 pages)
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note : 1ère édition

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