Playground: Growing Up in the New York Underground

Playground Growing Up in the New York Underground Fans of punk rock and New Wave music will be impressed by this collection of never before seen images The first time release of this private photo collection Zone s photo memoir will give new insight

  • Title: Playground: Growing Up in the New York Underground
  • Author: Paul Zone Jake Austen Debbie Harry Chris Stein
  • ISBN: 9780988174559
  • Page: 465
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Fans of punk rock and New Wave music will be impressed by this collection of never before seen images The first time release of this private photo collection, Zone s photo memoir will give new insight into what some might see as a saturated field, proving that underground rock royalty will never grow old This book is the chronicle of a 14 year old boy through his teens Fans of punk rock and New Wave music will be impressed by this collection of never before seen images The first time release of this private photo collection, Zone s photo memoir will give new insight into what some might see as a saturated field, proving that underground rock royalty will never grow old This book is the chronicle of a 14 year old boy through his teens so he was invisible to the people he was photographing, giving him an extra boost in terms of taking candid photographs Fans of Blondie will flock to this insider s guide to the era Inspirational volume of D.I.Y style that appeals to youth and adults around the world, even culturally relevant in the face of an ever changing New York While most teenagers daydreamed of summer break while playing rock n roll in their bedrooms, fourteen year old Paul Zone danced away his youth in underground clubs with those very same rock stars, exploring the concrete playground with actors, drag queens, and drug addicts The mid 1970s was a time when the death of glam and the birth of punk rock collided in a celebration of glitter and grunge, and Zone had a front row seat to it all In this incredible photo memoir, Zone shares personal images that have never been released to the public alongside memories of the era, all through the eyes of a youngster whose reverential regard to his subjects made him a regular fixture in the lives of these greats Zone captures the joys and the fantasy of the New York underground with a genuine intimacy, making this volume a worthy tribute to the legends of underground rock royalty.

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    1. Paul Zone was a member of The Fast, a mid 70's NYC rock band that played CBGB's, Max's etc. He was not a professional photographer, but he took a lot of pictures of his favorite bands in concert and many of the "underground" bands -Ramones, Blondie, Heartbreakers etc. The best part of this book is Paul's own story,from being a kid inspired by rock n' roll to form a band with his brothers, playing gigs when Kiss was still the most talked about unsigned NY band, and his unusual path from a rock ba [...]

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