La très prometteuse biographie de Rick James « Glow » vient de sortir cette semaine !
Je n’ai pas encore eu la chance de me la procurer, mais elle est bourrée d’anecdotes (toutes vraies ? Pas sûr !) de ce personnage génial et complètement décalé.

Voici un extrait qui raconte l’histoire de la création du titre culte de Rick James : Superfreak, samplé notamment par Vanilla Ice !

Glow Rick James

It was about three in the morning. We had just put the horn parts on « Give It to Me Baby » when I was sitting in front of the console with my bass. I wasn’t trying to write. I was just noodling. This bass line came out of nowhere. Four descending notes. Nothing particularly striking. It was cheesy, but it was also catchy. I couldn’t stop playing it. At the same time, I started singing, « She’s a very kinky girl… » I was about to stop — the whole thing sounded a little dumb — when one of my cats said, « Cut it, Rick. »
« You crazy? » I asked.
« No man, it’s cool. It’s hypnotic. »
I kept playing the riff and realized that it was hypnotic. Right then and there I had the engineer hook up a mic and started singing the story as it came to me — this story of a super freak. I never wrote down a word. Made it up on the spot.

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