Everyone who was anyone was there and many anybodies were there before they became somebodies: mick jagger, fran lebowitz, jane fonda, faye dunaway, frank zappa, Keith Richards, Patti Smith, Julie Christie, John Waters, Tuesday Weld, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Joan Baez, Peter Max, Richard Avedon, Yoko Ono, Jim Morrison, Philip Glass, Allen Ginsberg, Halston, Warren Beatty, Robert Mapplethorpe, Bianca Jagger, Tennessee Williams, Larry Rivers, Twiggy, The Velvet Underground - and the list goes on and on.
High on Rebellion: Inside the Underground at Max's Kansas City #ad - High on rebellion celebrates max's with over 200 never-before-published black-and-white photographs of face after famous face, writers, models, photographers, movie stars, musicians, poets, you-could-have-been-there-profiles, film-makers, memorabilia, and hundreds of personal reminiscences and testimonials: Together these make for a tribute to a place that was like no other, where the creative chemistry of thousands of artists, and socialites combusted into the longest-running party in history - and a crucible for the culture and history of an era.
Max's Kansas City: Art, Glamour, Rock and RollHarry N. Abrams #ad - If downstairs the artists were paying their tabs with original art, bob marley, with performances by Max’s house band, Iggy Pop, the Velvet Underground; the irreverent New York Dolls; and undiscovered musicians such as Bruce Springsteen, Blondie, upstairs was home to the iconoclastic New York music scene, and Madonna.
Max’s was the place where you could stare at Andy Warhol, argue about art with Willem de Kooning or John Chamberlain, discuss literature with William S. At no other time in history has there been a more exciting collision of art, music, and fashion than at Max’s Kansas City from the 1960s to the early 80s.
Max's Kansas City: Art, Glamour, Rock and Roll #ad - A luminous collection of photographs that captures the exuberance and decadence of the coolest club of all time, Lenny Kaye, and Steven Watson, as well as essays by Lou Reed, Danny Fields, Max’s Kansas City is a stunning souvenir of one of New York City’s most important cultural landmarks. Praise for max's kansas city:"a raucous photo book with reminiscences of the club" --The New York Times "a brilliant photographic tribute to New York City's hippest hangout, long regarded the crossroads of music and fashion" --Harper's Bazaar.
Burroughs, and get a record deal just by showing up.
CBGB & OMFUG: Thirty Years from the Home of Underground RockHarry N. Abrams #ad - Cbgb & omfug is a musical and cultural landmark, recognized worldwide and visited by countless tourists and music lovers each year. With an introduction by hilly kristal, rock and roll hall of famer and cofounder of Talking Heads, an afterword by David Byrne, and additional commentary by numerous performers and patrons, CBGB & OMFUG features unforgettable images by the many photographers who documented an American institution.
. In these luminous pages, cbgb's influence and legacy is honored with 200 photos of some of the most celebrated artists in music history. While cbgb ultimately didn't describe the music the club was known for, OMFUG Other Music for Uplifting Gormandizers still represents what the club provides for all voracious "eaters" of music.
CBGB & OMFUG: Thirty Years from the Home of Underground Rock #ad - Abrams. Hilly kristal originally intended his club to showcase the type of music his venue's notorious letters stand for: Country, Bluegrass, Blues. Little did he know his club on the Bowery would be the birthplace of a new era of music in New York City: Punk.
Face It: A MemoirDey Street Books #ad - I wasn’t submissive or begging him to come back, kicking him out, I was kicking his ass, kicking my own ass too. With all the grit, face it re-creates the downtown scene of 1970s New York City, Television, Talking Heads, grime, and glory recounted in intimate detail, where Blondie played alongside the Ramones, Iggy Pop and David Bowie.
Aesthetically dazzling, and including never-before-seen photographs, bespoke illustrations and fan art installations, Face It brings Debbie Harry’s world and artistic sensibilities to life. Following her path from glorious commercial success to heroin addiction, a heart-wrenching bankruptcy, a stunning solo career and the triumphant return of her band, the near-death of partner Chris Stein, and her tireless advocacy for the environment and LGBTQ rights, and Blondie’s breakup as a band to her multifaceted acting career in more than thirty films, Face It is a cinematic story of a woman who made her own path, and set the standard for a generation of artists who followed in her footsteps—a memoir as dynamic as its subject.
Face It: A Memoir #ad - I was saying things in songs that female singers didn’t really say back then. Autographed. My blondie character was an inflatable doll but with a dark, provocative, aggressive side. Filled with never-before-seen photos and art throughout, beautiful and born to be punk musician, disco, and the iconic face of new York City cool, punk, Debbie HarryBRAVE, the much-anticipated autobiography from rock icon and lead singer of Blondie, activist, a band that forged a new sound that brought together the worlds of rock, actor, Debbie Harry is the frontwoman of Blondie, reggae and hip-hop to create some of the most beloved pop songs of all time.
As a muse, she collaborated with some of the boldest artists of the past four decades.
I've Seen the Future and I'm Not Going: The Art Scene and Downtown New York in the 1980sPantheon #ad - Abrams. Brilliantly funny, and shattering, frank, this is the bittersweet memoir by Peter McGough of his life with artist David McDermott. Mcgough evokes the rank and seedy east village of that time, where he encountered Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, Rene Ricard, Andy Warhol, and Jacqueline and Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat, among many others.
Set in new york’s lower east side of the 1980s and mid-1990s, it is also a devastatingly candid look at the extreme naiveté and dysfunction that would destroy both their lives. I’ve seen the future and i’m not going is a compelling memoir for our time, about how lives can become completely entwined even in failure and what it costs to reemerge, told with humor and compassion, phoenix-like, and carry on.
I've Seen the Future and I'm Not Going: The Art Scene and Downtown New York in the 1980s #ad - Autographed. And one day in the mid-1990s, like so many of his friends, McGough would find that he, had been diagnosed with AIDS. By the mid-1980s, represented by the best galleries here and abroad, McDermott & McGough were hugely successful, and known for their painting, showing at three Whitney Biennials, photography and “time experiment” interiors.
Escaping the trauma of growing up gay in syracuse and being bullied at school, McGough attended art school in New York, and took out jobs in clubs, dropped out, where he met McDermott. Dazzled by mcdermott, whom he found fascinating and worldly, McGough agreed to collaborate with him not only on their art but also in McDermott’s very entertaining Victorian lifestyle.
Nights were spent at the ninth circle, danceteria, and Studio 54; going to openings at the FUN Gallery; or visiting friends in the Chelsea Hotel. Then, overnight, it was all gone.
Me: Elton John Official AutobiographyHenry Holt and Co. #ad - In a voice that is warm, and open, humble, this is Elton on his music and his relationships, his passions and his mistakes. This is a story that will stay with you by a living legend. Abrams. Autographed. Instant #1 new york times bestsellerin his first and only official autobiography, music icon Elton John reveals the truth about his extraordinary life, from his rollercoaster lifestyle as shown in the film Rocketman, to becoming a living legend.
Christened reginald dwight, he was a shy boy with Buddy Holly glasses who grew up in the London suburb of Pinner and dreamed of becoming a pop star. Elton john had arrived and the music world would never be the same again. His life has been full of drama, the lion king, from the early rejection of his work with song-writing partner bernie Taupin to spinning out of control as a chart-topping superstar; from half-heartedly trying to drown himself in his LA swimming pool to disco-dancing with Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth; from friendships with John Lennon, Freddie Mercury, and George Michael to setting up his AIDS Foundation to conquering Broadway with Aida, and Billy Elliot the Musical.
Me: Elton John Official Autobiography #ad - All the while elton was hiding a drug addiction that would grip him for over a decade. In me, elton also writes powerfully about getting clean and changing his life, about finding love with David Furnish and becoming a father. By the age of twenty-three he was performing his first gig in America, a star-spangled T-shirt, facing an astonished audience in his bright yellow dungarees, and boots with wings.
Punks, Poets & Provocateurs: New York City Bad Boys, 1977-1982Insight Editions #ad - Here, her photographs of the “enfants terribles” reflect this unique time in the worlds of jazz, art, rock and roll, literature, and film—an era that remains highly influential. Burroughs, and gregory corso; and provocateurs and raconteurs john waters, abbie hoffman, Gary Indiana, Steve Rubell, and the incomparable John Belushi are included here, Allen Ginsberg, Norman Mailer, Andy Warhol, along with text by Victor Bockris and contemporary writings that create a context for Resnick’s photography from this inimitable era.
Punks, Poets & Provocateurs: New York City Bad Boys, 1977-1982 #ad - The people from the extraordinary new york milieu amongst whom I was living and working had no way of knowing that the years between 1977 and 1982 were enchanted, and unrepeatable, endangered, ” explains photographer Marcia Resnick. It was a time and place populated by icons, iconoclasts, and antiheroes whom Resnick documented with a unique and evocative eye.
Autographed. Rockers johnny thunders, joey ramone, david Byrne, Brian Eno, James Brown, Iggy Pop, and Mick Jagger; beat poets William S. Abrams.
The Cool School: Writing from America's Hip Underground: A Library of America Special PublicationLibrary of America #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Autographed. His one-of-a-kind anthology recreates an unforgettable era in all its hallucinatory splendor: transgressive, unruly, harrowing, raucous, and often subversively hilarious. Abrams. Burroughs, andy warhol, no-holds-barred essayist seymour krim, bob dylan, norman mailer, Annie Ross, Terry Southern, and dozens of others, inspired comic improviser Lord Buckley, including such legendary figures as Beat avatar Neal Cassady, Lester Bangs, jazz memoirist Babs Gonzales, and underground filmmaker Jack Smith.
Drawing on memoirs, poems, lenny bruce, diane di prima, comedy routines, novels, O’Brien creates an unparalleled literary mix tape bringing together Henry Miller, Jack Kerouac, Miles Davis, and song lyrics, essays, letters, William S. Whether labeled as bop or beat or punk, these outsider voices ignored or suppressed by the mainstream would merge and recombine in unpredictable ways, and change American culture forever.
The Cool School: Writing from America's Hip Underground: A Library of America Special Publication #ad - To read the cool School is to experience the energies of that vortex. Who were the original hipsters? in this dazzling collection, of those alienated by racial and sexual exclusion, Glenn O’Brien provides a kaleidoscopic guided tour through the margins and subterranean tribes of mid-twentieth century America—the worlds of jazz, of disaffected postwar youth, of outlaws and drug users creating their own dissident networks.
Punk Avenue: Inside the New York City Underground, 1972-1982Three Rooms Press #ad - Three rooms. With brilliant, having the ramones play their very first gig at his party, working with blondie’s Debbie Harry on French lyrics for her songs, enjoying Thanksgiving with Johnny Thunders’ mother, Marcade relays first-hand tales about spending a Provincetown summer with photographer Nan Goldin and actor-writer Cookie Mueller, often hilarious prose, and starting the beloved NYC punk-blues band The Senders.
Autographed. Finalist, 2017 indie book awards for autobiography/memoir, foreword reviews punk avenue: the new york city Underground 1972-1982 is an intimate look at author Paris-born Phil Marcade’s first ten years in the United States where drifted from Boston to the West Coast and back, before winding up in New York City and becoming immersed in the early punk rock scene.
Punk Avenue: Inside the New York City Underground, 1972-1982 #ad - From backrooms of max’s and cbgb’s to the tropicana Hotel in Los Angeles and back, Punk Avenue is a tour de force of stories from someone at the heart of the era. Used book in Good Condition. Along the way, opens for the clash at bond’s casino, adopts a dog who eats his pot, sets some guy’s attache-case on fire, gets mugged at gun point, become a junkie himself, plays drums with Johnny Thunders’ band Gang War, falls down a mountain, gets mugged at knife point, gets attacked by Nancy Spungen’s junkie cat, talks about vacuum cleaners with Sid Vicious, he smokes a joint with Bob Marley, throws up in some girl’s mouth, listens to pre-famous Madonna singing in the rehearsal studio next to his, lives thru the Blackout of 1977, gets glue in his eye, opens a store named Rebop on Seventh Avenue, O.
D. S on heroin, gets saved by a gentle giant named Bill, lives at night Never sleeps A very funny book. Abrams.
There's No Bones in Ice Cream: Sylvain Sylvain's Story of the New York DollsOmnibus Press #ad - Abrams. Combining an aggressively androgynous style with a street-smart new York attitude and campy humor, heroin chic, the New York Dolls ushered in the era of CBGBs, loud guitars, and referential lyrics, Television, The Ramones, which gave rise to Patti Smith, and many more. Three rooms. Sylvain sylvain was there from the start, and this is his story.
There's No Bones in Ice Cream: Sylvain Sylvain's Story of the New York Dolls #ad - Fans of the band range from guns n' Roses to Morrissey, who organized the reformation of the band when he curated Meltdown festival in 2004. Sylvain sylvain and the new york dolls were called many things—glam, proto-punk, hard rock—but are probably best understood as a "dirty rock & roll" band. Taking in his early life in new york, the rise, fall and rise-again of the New York Dolls, and all the misadventures between, There's No Bones in Ice Cream is the true story of one of rock's greatest, told in his own authentic voice.
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Factory Made: Warhol and the SixtiesPantheon #ad - Three rooms. Autographed. But it was his films—sleep, the chelsea girls, and vinyl—that constituted his most prolific output in the mid-1960s, Kiss, Empire, and with this book Watson points up the important and little-known interaction of the Factory with the New York avant-garde film world. Used book in Good Condition.
Factory made: warhol and the sixties is a fascinating look at the avant-garde group that came together—from 1964 to 1968—as Andy Warhol’s Silver Factory, Nico, Edie Sedgwick, Gerard Malanga, Candy Darling, Joe Dallesandro, Paul Morrissey, Ultra Violet, Billy Name, Brigid Berlin, Baby Jane Holzer, a cast that included Lou Reed, and Viva.
Factory Made: Warhol and the Sixties #ad - Between 1961 and 1964 warhol produced his most iconic art: the Flower paintings, the Marilyns, the Campbell’s Soup Can paintings, and the Brillo Boxes. Steven watson follows their diverse lives from childhood through their Factory years. Used book in Good Condition. With factory made, watson has focused on a moment that transformed the art and style of a generation.
Watson sets his story in the context of the revolutionary milieu of 1960s new York: the opening of Paul Young’s Paraphernalia, Max’s Kansas City, Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball, and the Beautiful People Party at the Factory, among many other events. Interspersed throughout are watson’s trademark sociogram, more than 130 black-and-white photographs—some never before seen—and many sidebars of quotes and slang that help define the Warholian world.
He shows how this ever-changing mix of artists and poets, society figures, all interacted at the Factory to create more than 500 films, and fashion models, paintings and sculpture, musicians and filmmakers, drag queens, the Velvet Underground, and thousands of photographs. Abrams.