H.R. Giger: Debbie Harry Metamorphosis: Creating the Visual Concept for KooKoo

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H.R. Giger: Debbie Harry Metamorphosis: Creating the Visual Concept for KooKoo

H.R. Giger: Debbie Harry Metamorphosis: Creating the Visual Concept for KooKoo

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Online since 2010 it is one of the fastest-growing and most respected music-related publications on the net. It continues with photos of the studio, work-in-progress Polaroids by Giger and his crew, and Giger’s drawings. It was a match of rock and sci-fi, something the MTV generation had seen everywhere from a Dire Strait famous music video to David Bowie’s Starman and Major Tom and nearly everything about Devo. Recently,” he added, “I’ve been trying acupuncture, hence the needles as well as the ‘punk’ with the word acupuncture.

By 1964 he was producing his first artworks, mostly ink drawings and oil paintings, resulting in his first solo exhibition in 1966, followed by the publication and world-wide distribution of his first poster edition in 1969. KooKoo was produced by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards of Chic and marked Harry’s first foray into the music industry without the rest of Blondie. A new book, Giger: Debbie Harry Species – Creating the Visual Concept for KooKoo , will document the early Eighties collaboration between the Blondie frontwoman and artist H. With all the grit, grime and glory recounted in intimate detail, FACE IT recreated the downtown scene of 1970s New York City, where Blondie played alongside The Ramones, Television, Talking Heads, Iggy Pop and David Bowie. The band re-formed in 1997, achieving renewed success and their sixth number one single in the UK with "Maria" in 1999, exactly 20 years after their first UK No.Bring inspiration into your lifestyle with Proud Galleries, we have the largest collection of authenticated, hand signed, estate embossed, limited edition and vintage photography. Interestingly, just as she would work with David Cronenberg in 1983, Harry would also collaborate with another artist with his own ties to the world of horror.

Blondie enjoyed tremendous success in the charts, which was unusual at the time for an outfit from a predominantly punk background. Stein chronicled the band’s early beginnings on camera, from the nascent New York punk scene to the international celebrities they worked with, including Andy Warhol. Nile Rodgers, raised in New York’s Greenwich Village, was once a member of New World Rising, one of the first bands to play Max’s Kansas City, the New York club that had kick-started The Stilletos, a band that had included Chris Stein and Debbie Harry.

I wore a gorgeous black natural hair wig and a stencilled bodysuit to dance around in with my fair hair brushed in a Giger style stencil. But before he actually went home, he stopped off in New York City, where he took that Oscar to an art museum show of his work. The music videos are sim­ple, per­for­mance based, though the sun­ny, allur­ing Har­ry has dis­ap­peared and a pro­to-Goth being has tak­en her place. Chris Stein documented the meetings he and Harry had with Giger along with the creation of the album cover and two videos for Harry’s 1981 debut solo album Kookoo, and he’s put them together in the new book H.

Blondie co-founder, guitarist, producer, photographer and co-host of cult cable show TV Party, Chris Stein began shooting in 1968 and hasn’t put the camera down since. Undoubtedly, the 1981 image would go on to play its hand in influencing Clive Barker’s Hellraiser, its race of antagonistic Cenobites, and particularly their leader, Pinhead. He has also collaborated with artists including Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, William Burroughs and Devo. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. And he shares previously unpublished images of such iconic figures of the era as Debbie Harry, his musical partner in Blondie; Andy Warhol; Iggy Pop; David Bowie; and the Ramones.R Giger's contribution to Debbie Harry's first solo project and possibly her most ambitious of the five albums she has recorded. When I listen to these old tracks, it puts me there like I am a time traveler,” Harry said about the collection. That comes across clearly in Debbie Harry’s memoir Face It, as does her admiration for Chris Stein’s parallel career as a photographer. It’s in that role that he has worked on this book, documenting the project to create an album cover and two videos in the studio of the famous Swiss artist. The name Debbie Harry evokes many images: seminal rock-n-roll figure, complex songstress, incandescent front woman, actor and fashion icon.

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