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INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards -- 2014 FinalistOn the occasion of Blondie’s fortieth anniversary, Chris Stein shares his iconic and mostly unpublished photographs of Debbie Harry and the cool creatures of the ’70s and ’80s New York rock scene. While a student at the School of Visual Arts, Chris Stein photographed the downtown New York scene of the early ’70s, where he meINDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards -- 2014 FinalistOn the occasion of Blondie’s fortieth anniversary, Chris Stein shares his iconic and mostly unpublished photographs of Debbie Harry and the cool creatures of the ’70s and ’80s New York rock scene. While a student at the School of Visual Arts, Chris Stein photographed the downtown New York scene of the early ’70s, where he met Deborah Harry and cofounded Blondie. Their blend of punk, dance, and hip-hop spawned a totally new sound, and Stein’s photographs helped establish Harry as an international fashion and music icon. In photos and stories direct from Stein, brilliant writer of hits like "Rapture" and "Heart of Glass," this book provides a fascinating snapshot of the period before and during Blondie’s huge rise, by someone who was part of and who helped to shape the early punk music scene—at CBGB, Andy Warhol’s Factory, and early Bowery. Stars such as David Bowie, the Ramones, Joan Jett, and Iggy Pop were part of Stein’s world, as were fascinating downtown characters like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Richard Hell, Stephen Sprouse, Anya Phillips, Divine, and many others. As captured by one of its greatest artists and instigators, and designed by Shepard Fairey, this book is a must-have celebration of the new-wave and punk scene, whose influence on music and fashion is just as relevant today as it was four decades ago....

Title : Chris Stein / Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk
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ISBN : 9780847843633
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 208 Pages
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Chris Stein / Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk Reviews

  • Jeff Jackson
    2019-03-27 13:32

    Stein is a surprisingly accomplished photographer. The many shots of Debby Harry are swoon-worthy, but the images of Johnny Thunders, Richard Hell, The Avengers, Runaways, Ramones, Basquiat, and other punk & art world luminaries in their prime are just as indelible. Stein includes lots of text so that it reads as an informal history of 1970s downtown NYC scene and beyond.

  • Gregory
    2019-03-23 17:22

    Excellent collection of photos focusing on the band Blondie and the new wave. punk, and art movement that centered around NYC (mostly in the 70's and 80's). Chris has a great eye for composition and let's face it - Debbie Harry is one of the most photogenic people ever to grace our planet. Plus, Chris was in the right places at the right times to interact and photograph the likes of Bowie, Iggy, Devo, The Ramones, Andy Warhol, and on and on. And buried in picture captions are anecdotes and stories that add even more depth to the pictures. If that music from that time is still on your playlist (as it is on mine), seek out a copy of this book to page through and take a time travel journey with.

  • Frederic
    2019-04-14 11:41

    The bulk of the content here is Chris Stein's photographs of the NY scene from the '70s into the 2000s (much heavier on the late '70s-mid-'80s). Although I never visited NYC during that period, many of these groups were among those I listened to and read about -- and influenced the local bands that I did get to see, and the subcultures around at the time. Between the excellent photos here and the richly detailed captions, this book captures the period impressively. Unsurprisingly, many of the photos here feature Debbie Harry, but many others are seen as well. A really nice addition to the growing library on the scene.

  • Heather
    2019-03-26 11:31

    I love NYC in the 1970s. NYC in the 1970s was dirty and gritty and real. You could get knifed to death. Crime was everywhere. People were the most free to be who they wanted to be and as part of as many subcultures as they could stretch thin. Creative types wore many hats. Enter Chris Stein. Who knew that he was also a very talented photographer?The photos are punk focused, and you get raw shots like the bathroom of CBGB and San Fransico's notorious now defunct punk nightclub Mabuhay Gardens. Some of the shots are magazine shoots and there are other shots of people in the scene like Joey Ramone and Legs McNeil. Music buffs, Debbie Harry and Blondie buffs and fans of eras gone by def need to check this out.

  • Neil
    2019-04-03 16:34

    Enjoyed this collection of pictures and thoughts from the early punk-era of Blondie, would have liked to seen and read more of the post Blondie era and the Debbie solo phase and then reconvening of the band. Maybe a part two is in order. amazingly I got this book (from a very good friend) in Jan and never found the time to read it and then picked it up today and read it cover to cover, a very enjoyable read, thanks Chris!

  • Mary Rose
    2019-04-13 14:18

    Absolutely loved this book. I picked up a copy at the Blondie exhibit at the Chelsea Hotel space. Stein's photos capture the essence of not only Debbie Harry but of the times in which she came onto the NYC Punk scene. I don't know if NYC will ever have that vibe again, but Chris Stein has managed to archive it for us in case we don't.

  • Jason
    2019-03-20 14:34

    Really intriguing look at the Punk scene, with AMAZING photos. It's always great to have an inside look at any given movement and the write ups coupled with the photos provide a fascinating window with which to view a music movement!

  • Jenny
    2019-03-27 15:42

    beautiful photos

  • Marie Hviding
    2019-04-07 13:36

    Really cool look at the NYC punk/new wave scene from someone inside the scene. Great images and fascinating reminiscences. Uber cool.

  • El
    2019-04-05 12:18

    Okay.

  • Jeff
    2019-04-02 15:21

    Awesomeness.

  • Sunil
    2019-03-27 15:37

    A time and a place we can't seem to escape, continuously pillaged for cool.