Some things are inevitable: death, taxes, people referring to the person Debbie Harry as the collective ‘Blondie’. Perhaps one of those things could change though. Because Debbie Harry is finally writing her memoir. The post-punk icon announced FACE IT this week, and we’re betting it’ll be so popular as to dismiss the name confusion forever.
As a key member of the New York (and then global) music scene for decades, Debbie Harry will doubtless be full of enviable anecdotes. In fact, in a statement, she said that “in putting this together, I realised I have led a very full life and couldn’t possibly cover everything in just one volume.” The announcement promises all of this in a tone of “visceral storytelling and stunning visuals.”
In FACE IT, which may be the first in a series of two (or more?) memoirs, expect stories about The Ramones, Television, Talking Heads, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, as well as film anecdotes, and, if we’re lucky, a re-telling of the time Andy Warhol made Debbie Harry into one of his timeless pop art head shots.
For a taster, Harry said: “there are many more stories for me to tell; some funny, some scary, some warm, some chill to the bone…this book is biographical and covers a lot of years.”
There have been some truly outstanding musical memoirs in recent years, and no doubt Debbie Harry’s FACE IT will be another excellent hardback to add to the shelf.
FACE IT is out in October 2019 with Harper Collins.