Playground: Growing Up in the New York Underground

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Zone, who formed the 1970s glam/punk band Fast with his brothers Miki and Mandy, here offers this striking photo memoir of the decade. The book includes a winning chapter entitled “Autobiographical Text” that follows the Zone brothers from working-class Brooklyn to the stage of CBGB, as they transform from spectators to performers with fans of their own; in addition, the book features a preface by Jake Austen, editor of Roctobermagazine, and a foreword by Blondie’s Debbie Harry and Chris Stein. 

In this incredible photo memoir, Zone shares his reminiscences alongside never-before-seen photographs of a time and place that have become synonymous with the history of music and culture in the late twentieth century.

In this incredible photo memoir, Zone shares his reminiscences alongside never-before-seen photographs of a time and a place that have become synonymous with the history of music and culture in the late twentieth century.