Under a Rock: A Memoir (Hardcover)

Under a Rock: A Memoir By Chris Stein, Debbie Harry (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Chris Stein, Debbie Harry (Introduction by)
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Foreword by Debbie Harry
"A Downtown Memory" by Romy Ashby

Debbie Harry defined iconic band Blondie’s look. Chris Stein—her performing partner, lover, and lifelong friend—was its architect and defined its sound. “Parallel Lines”, their third album, catapulted to #1, sold 20 million copies, and launched singles like “Heart of Glass”, "Hangin' On the Telephone," and “One Way or Another”, providing the beat when Bianca Jagger and Halston danced at Studio 54 and the soundtrack to every 1970’s punk-soundtracked romance.

Chris Stein knows how to tell a story. Under A Rock is his nothing-spared autobiography. It's about the founding of the band, ascending to the heights of pop success, and the hazards of fortune.

Famous names march through these pages—Warhol, Bowie, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and more–but you can get famous names anywhere. What you can’t get anywhere else is a plunge into the moments that made a giant 1980's artistic sensation. Stein takes us there in this revelatory, propulsive, distinctive memoir.

About the Author

CHRIS STEIN is the co-founder, songwriter and guitarist of the iconic band Blondie. Chris’ photographs have been featured in galleries and press around the world, and published in Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk (Rizzoli). Beyond his era-defining music with Blondie, he has collaborated with a host of artists over the years, including Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, William Burroughs, Devo, Glenn O’Brien, and Shepard Fairey. He lives in New York City.

Praise For…

"[An] atmospheric narrative." - Publishers Weekly

"With a stream-of-consciousness writing style and a talent for storytelling, the author recounts with intriguing specificity the trajectory his life has taken...fascinating." - Kirkus starred review

"[E]ngaging...Written in an off-the-cuff style, this memoir offers a descriptive, highly impressionistic account of the author’s role in Blondie and his life in New York City. Will engage general readers." - Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250286727
ISBN-10: 1250286727
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: June 11th, 2024
Pages: 304
Language: English