The Resource Boys keep swinging, Jake Shears

Boys keep swinging, Jake Shears

Label
Boys keep swinging
Title
Boys keep swinging
Statement of responsibility
Jake Shears
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Long before hitting the stage as the lead singer of the iconic glam rock band Scissor Sisters, Jake Shears was Jason Sellards, a teenage boy living a fraught life, resulting in a confusing and confining time in high school as his classmates bullied him and few teachers showed sympathy. It wasn't until years later, while living and studying in New York City, that Jason would find his voice as an artist and, with a group of friends and musicians who were also thirsting for stardom and freedom, form the band Scissor Sisters. First performing in the smoky gay nightclubs of New York, then finding massive success in the United Kingdom, Scissor Sisters would become revered by the LGBTQ community, sell out venues worldwide, and win multiple accolades with hits like "Take Your Mama" and "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'," as well as their cult-favorite cover of Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb." Candid and courageous, Shears's writing sings with the same powerful, spirited presence that he brings to his live performances. Following a misfit boy's development into a dazzling rock star, Boys Keep Swinging is a raucously entertaining memoir that will be an inspiration to anyone with determination and a dream
Summary
The lead singer of the multi-platinum band Scissor Sisters explores his development as a young artist, his coming-of-age in the American West, his entry into New York City's dynamic music scene, and the band's rise to international fame in the early 2000s
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10619888
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shears, Jake
Dewey number
  • 782.42164092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shears, Jake
  • Singers
Target audience
adult
Label
Boys keep swinging, Jake Shears
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
326 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501140129
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Boys keep swinging, Jake Shears
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
326 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501140129
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print

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