Under a rock

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This memoir from Blondie’s Chris Stein, is a quintessentially New York story of the golden age of the East Village and the makings of international superstars, with a foreword by Debbie Harry. At its heart, ‘Under A Rock’ is a love story. The codependent bond between Chris Stein and Debbie Harry carried Blondie through their many tribulations: terribly misogynistic music scenes, greasy record execs, bitter band mates, gruelling schedules, and hard drug abuse abound, and Chris lays it all bare with blunt sincerity and humour. Ultimately, Chris and Debbie broke up, but their bond never dissipated; they remain closest of friends, and continue to tour and promote their various projects together to this day.

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‘Sometimes fate deals up a wild card. There’s a lot to be said for one of these wild cards and from what I’ve learned over the fifty or so years of our friendship, Chris is a card from the unexpected deck’ – from the foreword by Debbie Harry

Musician, photographer, storyteller, and longtime partner to Debbie Harry, Chris Stein defined the sound of an era, catapulting the icon band Blondie to #1 and selling over 20 million copies of Parallel Lines.

In this no-holds-barred autobiography, Stein reveals himself-this time not in songwriting or photography, which he’s previously been known for, but in words. From a Brooklyn boyhood, a move across the river to the gritty and fecund East Village in the late 1970s allowed Stein to tap the explosive creativity that defined the era in the city. It was a time when David Bowie and the Ramones were also making music, when Andy Warhol was still alive and promoting Jean-Michel Basquiat’s work, when cool was defined not by where you came from but by what you could contribute to culture.

UNDER A ROCK is a plunge into that vanished time period, and into the moments that turned the fresh sound and new look of punk and new wave into a giant artistic and commercial sensation. Stein takes us there in this revelatory, propulsive, distinctive memoir.

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Weight 0.6 kg
Dimensions 23.6 × 16.2 × 3.2 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

304

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

787.87166092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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