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

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The band became noted for its eclectic mix of musical styles, also incorporating elements of disco, pop, reggae, and early rap music. R. Giger, best known for his biomechanical creature and set design for seminal 1979 sci-fi-horror film Alien, encountered Debbie Harry, the punk icon and lead singer of globally successful new wave band Blondie, the results were sublime. Har­ry and boyfriend/band member/guitarist Chris Stein wrote tracks as well, and ful­ly indulged in the Black music gen­res they had already been toy­ing with on Blondie’s Autoamer­i­can, like “Rap­ture” and “The Tide Is High. With photographs and words by Chris Stein, Harry's long-term collaborator, artefacts and sketches from the Giger archive, and an introduction by Debbie Harry, this is an essential behind-the-scenes insight into the processes of an incredible creative partnership.

Harry commissioned Giger a couple of years after he achieved international fame for designing the phantasmagoric “xenomorph” in the movie Alien for the cover art of her 1981 solo debut, KooKoo .

R. Giger, best known for his biomechanical creature and set design for seminal 1979 sci-fi-horror film Alien, encountered Debbie Harry, the punk icon and lead singer of globally successful New Wave band Blondie, the results were sublime. For his part, Edwards had been a New Yorker since the age of ten, and had honed his musical awareness in the city’s array of small clubs.

I also had a magazine with a very evocative picture of a snowy street, and I looked at it all the time.Online since 2010 it is one of the fastest-growing and most respected music-related publications on the net. She now has over 30 film and television roles to her credit, including Union City (1980), Videodrome (1983), Hairspray (1988), Body Bags (1993), and Heav" (1995). Perhaps Harry and her team wanted to cash in on the popularity of Giger following the success of Alien.

Via a Chyrsalis press release Giger declared that the cover meant whatever the viewer wanted it to mean.More recently, in October of 2019, Debbie became a best selling author with the release of her memoir, FACE IT. 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. A beautiful coffee table art book chronicling the extraordinary collaboration between Debbie Harry and H. The video for “Now I Know You Know,” also written by Rodgers and Edwards, is even eerier with Harry flexing in a Giger-designed body suit with long black hair.

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