Meet Paul Zone.
Raised in Brooklyn. Worshiped Iggy and Alice. Befriended Debbie Harry and Chris Stein as a teenager. Bought a camera.
And then unwittingly compiled the definitive photographic record of NYC’s punk revolution.
Introducing Playground, on sale right now.
Zone’s an ex-rocker and biographer nonpareil of the New York underground.
He witnessed it all.
CBGB. Max’s Kansas City.
Dee Dee Ramone sharing lipstick with his girlfriend.
Chris and Debbie posing over a graffiti’d urinal.
Lou Reed in black tee, faded jeans and biker boots, playing God.
For instance: “Two years earlier Connie gained infamy when she tried to cut off Arthur Kane’s thumb …”
Rock and roll, alla this.