Blondie. Photo by Chris Stein.
Once When I Was a bartender in Florida, I worked at at a rock club and there were concerts every week. If you grew up in South Florida you were stoked for just about any show because being at the tip of a state at the end of the country did not make a major tour hot spot. One time, Blondie came through. Of course, I was super excited, not just because Debbie Harry is a female icon but because Autoamerican was one of the first records I became obsessed with as a child. I’m talking 4 or 5, because we still lived in California. So rather than associating Blondie with the new wave New York scene that it came out of, I think of my childhood on Venice Beach, singing Rapture and The Tide is High. I think that is why I really love this image. They are clearly in California and look as if they were just woken up for an impromptu photo-shoot. And correct me if I am wrong, but I think Debbie is wearing those Barbie shoes we used to play dress up in.
Image from bohemea.
Warhol Polaroids: Bianca Jagger, Sylvester Stallone, Jack Nicholson, John Lennon, Liza Minnelli, Diana Ross, Mick Jagger, Debbie Harry, Grace Jones