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Making Tracks: The Rise of Blondie

Harry, Debbie; Bockris, Victor; Stein, Chris

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ISBN 10: 0306808587 / ISBN 13: 9780306808586
Editorial: Da Capo Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1998
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa blanda
Librería: Book Beat (Oak Park, MI, Estados Unidos de America)

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Revised De Capo First edition, nIce photos. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. N° de ref. de la librería 021836

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Título: Making Tracks: The Rise of Blondie

Editorial: Da Capo Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Año de publicación: 1998

Encuadernación: Original Wraps

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Jacket

Edición: Revised Edition.

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In the photographs of Chris Stein and words of Debbie Harry, Making Tracks details the story of Blondie, whose career propelled them from the depths of the Bowery to international renown as the hottest rock group in the world. Victor Bockris aided in the formation of the text and selection of photographs, which also provides an intimate portrait of the unique collaboration between Debbie and Chris.


Debbie Harry is probably the single most interesting and important woman in the history of rock. Well, maybe not, but all rock bios should start with hyperbole, and if anyone deserves hyperbole, it's Harry. This photo book/biography works wildly well in both its media. Chris Stein's pictures of Harry, Blondie, and the New York rock scene are not only fun in a nostalgic way, they're damn good pictures that you can stare at for hours--even without having taken the drugs that inspired them. And the story of Debbie Harry's life, as written by Harry and rock critic Victor Bockris, is two steps past weird. Who knew that Debbie was a flower child in the '60s and saw the Doors, Janis Joplin and the Velvet Underground live at some of their most celebrated shows? Or what about Debbie's stint in the psychedelic folk band Wind in the Willows? Or that Debbie was 35 years old when Blondie hit it big? Her career crosses and overruns so many moments and people in rock history that reading her bio is like driving through rock & roll heaven. And, frankly, the fact that the book is full of photos of the cutest rock star in history doesn't hurt. A must for fans of Harry and historians of rock. --James DiGiovanna

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The Book Beat is an independent bookstore, opened since 1982, specializing in Art, Photography, African-American culture, performing arts, artist books, folk-art, Children's books, Architecture, Design, and Music .. We are a freestanding bookstore, open to the public seven days a week. We also maintain a stock of vintage 19th and 20th century photography. Our gallery holds exhibitions in photography, contemporary art and folk-art We sometimes publish art catalogs, CD's, DVDs, artist books and items related to the artist collective 'Destroy All Monsters'. We are always interested in purchasing art, photo books and original documents in our fields of interest. Store Hours: Mon-Fri 10 AM-9 PM, Sat: 10 AM- 7 PM, Sun.12-5 PM, we are located just North I-696, between 10 and 11 mile road at 26010 Greenfield in Oak Park. We accept all major credit cards for payment. Phone us at 248-968-1190 for more information.

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