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Making Tracks: The Rise of Blondie

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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 ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 21st 1998 by Da Capo Press (first published 1982)
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Jan 18, 2015 Tereneh rated it really liked it
Imagine you are working in a bar it is 1980's and you met in walks Blondie - Debbie Harry. She orders a ber and then starts talking about the early days of Blondie. She comes in every day for about a week and just talks and talks, laughs, cries to you during your entire shift, every know and then you have to grab a beer for another customer but you can spend most the time listening to Debbie.

That is what this book is like. A conversation, simple, honest. The arching theme and what ultimately ma
Jan 11, 2015 patty rated it really liked it
Looking forward to reading Chris Stein's newest book (Chris Stein/Negative) which according to a few reviews is sort of a continuation of Making Tracks, published in the early '80s. Making Tracks is a memoir of the early days, written with an early 80's perspective which I really dug. It's honest and straightforward. Bonus points for the many cool photographs, many of which I had not seen before.
Mar 19, 2011 Nycdreamin rated it it was amazing
The definitve, must read history of Blondie. Debbie Harry, along with Chris Stein and Victor Bockris take the reader back in time, tracing the history of the band from it's humble Bowery origins all the way through their breakthrough worldwide succeses of the early 1980's. The (now) rare book is packed with amazing rare photos that make a copy worth almost whatever price you have to pay to obtain one.
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Mar 02, 2011 David Cerda rated it really liked it
Interesting book with a lot of ink given to people that never lived long enough to realize their full potential. This came out near the end of Blondie when it was first published. You get the feeling that so much more could have been said but Debbie and Chris are smart and funny so it;s well worth the read and the photographs by Chris Stein are remarkable.
Sep 07, 2011 Roanne rated it it was amazing
I have an earlier edition of this. The definitive book on Blondie, Deb, Chris, and the phenomenon that was that band. Great photos, many by Chris Stein in a very intimate behind-the-scenes capture of their lives at home and on the road. Simply put, this is fabulous.
Mar 09, 2011 Missmmking rated it it was amazing
Debbie Harry is a great writer and she and I are both born on July 1st. I almost like this better than Patti Smith Just Kids.
Jun 13, 2007 Lady rated it really liked it
Shelves: music
random pics of debbie harry being the mediocre woman she was, and randoms like sousie sioux in a swatztika arm band.
Sep 17, 2007 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: sexy people
when i was a wee 16 yr old, debby harry learned me on how to be fierce. i love her.
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Deborah Ann Harry is a Golden Globe-nominated and Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter and actress most famous for being the lead singer for the punk rock/new wave band Blondie. She has also had some success as a solo artist, recording five solo albums and has sold more then 7 million records. In the mid 1990s she also performed and recorded as part of the Jazz Passengers. Harry has also engaged ...more
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