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(Rolling Stone)   So who wants to hear Blondie's new double album? Anyone?   (rollingstone.com) divider line 61
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2014-05-06 12:04:21 AM  
o/

I have a very fond place in my heart for Blondie.  When I was a kid my sister was a DJ at the local college radio station and she would play "Hanging On The Telephone" for me when she was signing off her shift, which would always make me deliriously happy.
 
2014-05-06 12:08:54 AM  
My kids are into Blondie. I love hearing the little squablings belt out Heart Of Glass. I'm looking forward to them to discover the '80s.
 
2014-05-06 01:24:43 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-05-06 01:34:32 AM  

wildcardjack:


Dagwood, is that you?
 
2014-05-06 02:05:58 AM  
blondie is a band!

www.tsbmag.com
 
2014-05-06 02:15:43 AM  
Sure, I'd buy that, maybe.

Dunno that I'll go out of my way to look for it but I'd pick it up if I was in the store and saw it.
 
2014-05-06 02:41:11 AM  
I do. The last three have been pretty awesome.
 
2014-05-06 03:12:17 AM  
anyone?   well, considering the Daft punk Niles Rodgers disco album is on massive rotation on every station I go to, why wouldn't a new Blondie album be popular?
 
2014-05-06 03:56:10 AM  
About 10 years ago, I got 4 free tickets to a Blondie show. For giving blood. It was a good show.  Debbie still put on a great performance, but it was still like watching a Golden Girl on stage. Probably Blanche.
 
2014-05-06 05:42:48 AM  
Their later stuff has been hit or miss, but when they hit, they're great.

Realistically, as they always have been.  I'm sure some of it is good.
 
2014-05-06 05:59:59 AM  

robohobo: About 10 years ago, I got 4 free tickets to a Blondie show. For giving blood. It was a good show.  Debbie still put on a great performance, but it was still like watching a Golden Girl on stage. Probably Blanche.


In KC? I was at that show. Left after less than an hour. The novelty was over, the stage was too far away, and my friends and I decided we had better things to do. But, yeah, nothing wrong with Harry, old as she was.
 
2014-05-06 06:24:41 AM  
good for them I say. Why the fark would musicians ever stop till they die?
 
2014-05-06 06:51:25 AM  

hideous: anyone?   well, considering the Daft punk Niles Rodgers disco album is on massive rotation on every station I go to, why wouldn't a new Blondie album be popular?


I got no beef with Blondie but Daft Punk is relevant in the modern era as a band that started in the late 90s instead of the late 70s. It would be a better comparison if they did a collaboration with Gorillaz or something. I doubt this will be a big hit.
 
2014-05-06 06:52:48 AM  

gaspode: good for them I say. Why the fark would musicians ever stop till they die?


I think in the case of some vocalists, they can't match the range they had when they were younger.
Probably the reason that Plant doesn't want to see another Led Zeppelin tour, is that he doesn't want have to recite Stairway.

I saw clips of the last Van Halen tour,
David Lee Roth wasn't doing all that well, and it seemed like a major portion of the show was audience karaoke.

At least Debra Harry was never known her vocal pyrotechnics.
 
2014-05-06 07:09:21 AM  
Well, that first song was underwhelming.  I love Blondie but sometimes......

backwoodshorror.com
 
2014-05-06 07:17:41 AM  
Eh, call me when it's fronted by 1980 Debbie Harry again.
 
2014-05-06 07:20:11 AM  
My first wife wanted to make an album with Debbie. A double album. If you know what I mean and I something something.
 
2014-05-06 07:35:33 AM  
Hah, that was a fun listen, while I am not a big fan of big club dance tunes, their are a couple of them here.  A very modern Blondie.  On first listen I enjoyed Euphoria, an upbeat reggae backdrop topped with contemporary pop layers.  The 80's are sprinkled throughout the whole album but it never feels like over-sprayed big hair.  The layers are lean.  World pop-punk
 
2014-05-06 08:05:37 AM  
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2014-05-06 08:10:18 AM  

Notabunny: My kids are into Blondie. I love hearing the little squablings belt out Heart Of Glass. I'm looking forward to them to discover the '80s.


Be careful what you wish for.
 
2014-05-06 08:34:37 AM  
So who wants to hear subby troll a legendary band for a cheap laugh? Anyone?
 
2014-05-06 08:49:09 AM  

wildcardjack:


Golf clap
 
2014-05-06 08:52:50 AM  
I'm not sure why anyone would be surprised that a post-punk band, two of whose biggest hits were a disco song and a reggae song, would produce an eclectic album.
 
2014-05-06 09:01:47 AM  

Wellon Dowd: I'm not sure why anyone would be surprised that a post-punk band, two of whose biggest hits were a disco song and a reggae song, would produce an eclectic album.


Well at least you didn't claim they are punk.
 
2014-05-06 09:18:53 AM  
Blondie? eh.

Debrah Harry? Oh yes.

/Call me.
 
2014-05-06 09:20:31 AM  
I wouldn't run out and buy it, but if/when it shows up on Slacker I'll sure as hell listen to it.
 
2014-05-06 09:21:44 AM  

Bob Down: Wellon Dowd: I'm not sure why anyone would be surprised that a post-punk band, two of whose biggest hits were a disco song and a reggae song, would produce an eclectic album.

Well at least you didn't claim they are punk.


uh, she was a rapper.
 
2014-05-06 09:24:55 AM  

Bob Down: Wellon Dowd: I'm not sure why anyone would be surprised that a post-punk band, two of whose biggest hits were a disco song and a reggae song, would produce an eclectic album.

Well at least you didn't claim they are punk.


They were New York Punk, which was a diverse, creative, and original music scene.  It has little musically to do with the current definition of punk, which is worse than country music.
 
2014-05-06 09:28:47 AM  

Omahawg: blondie is a band!

[www.tsbmag.com image 357x450]


i think blondie is a pretty cool girl. ehs has a heart of glass and doesn't afraid of anything.
 
2014-05-06 09:31:27 AM  

TommyymmoT: gaspode: good for them I say. Why the fark would musicians ever stop till they die?

I think in the case of some vocalists, they can't match the range they had when they were younger.
Probably the reason that Plant doesn't want to see another Led Zeppelin tour, is that he doesn't want have to recite Stairway.

I saw clips of the last Van Halen tour,
David Lee Roth wasn't doing all that well, and it seemed like a major portion of the show was audience karaoke.


At least Debra Harry was never known her vocal pyrotechnics.


It sucked. I don't thnik he finished a song the whole night, and it seemed like his choice of when to 'break it down' and start talking was totally random. The only thing of note was Wolfgang, Eddie even played to a tape when they played songs with key boards, and I'm still not sure Alex was actually behind the kit for the first half of the show. Alex has never been one to shy away from the camera, yet for the entire 1st half, you couldn't tell who was back there, then suddenly you're in the middle of a drum solo you never knew was playing, and then out of the blue you can see Alex, and he stayed that way for the rest of the show. I'm not kidding, the drum solo sucked, none of the lead in to get you pumped, you just thought he was playing a really long intro to the next song. The whole show was completely disappointing, I've seen bar bands put on a better show, and I talked to other people who went over the next day or so(We went to Vegas for the concert), and they had noticed all of the same shiat. It's why I have reservations about going to the Motley Crue show, even though I really, REALLY like Alice Cooper live. I saw them performing 'Kickstart My Heart' on one of the late night shows when they announced the tour, and Vince barely made it through the song, and even then it sounded like shiat. Pretty sure they had EMTs standing by in case he passed out from all of his wheezing on stage.

Agreed on Debbie Harry's vocals, it's always been the husky voice, rather than the crystal shattering high notes, that kind of voice ages well.
 
2014-05-06 09:34:19 AM  
great - now I'll be listening to this for the next 90 minutes or however long it is.

Sweet
 
2014-05-06 09:44:55 AM  

vudukungfu: Bob Down: Wellon Dowd: I'm not sure why anyone would be surprised that a post-punk band, two of whose biggest hits were a disco song and a reggae song, would produce an eclectic album.

Well at least you didn't claim they are punk.

uh, she was a rapper.


?
 She did one rap song. She was one of the first main stream artists to do it, but  I don't think I'd call her a rapper for one song.
 
2014-05-06 09:58:39 AM  

vudukungfu: Bob Down: Wellon Dowd: I'm not sure why anyone would be surprised that a post-punk band, two of whose biggest hits were a disco song and a reggae song, would produce an eclectic album.

Well at least you didn't claim they are punk.

uh, she was a rapper.


Blondie was closer to punk than rap. You could hear punk influences throughout their music, but she only delivers rap as about 1/3 of Rapture.
 
2014-05-06 10:06:55 AM  
Go to hell, Subby.
 
2014-05-06 10:54:31 AM  

Mikey1969: vudukungfu: Bob Down: Wellon Dowd: I'm not sure why anyone would be surprised that a post-punk band, two of whose biggest hits were a disco song and a reggae song, would produce an eclectic album.

Well at least you didn't claim they are punk.

uh, she was a rapper.

Blondie was closer to punk than rap. You could hear punk influences throughout their music, but she only delivers rap as about 1/3 of Rapture.


just checking to see if you guys were listening.

good for you.
 
2014-05-06 11:07:28 AM  
Since we have a Debbie Harry thread going, I'll just leave this here. Sounds like it would have been a great party that day.

betseyj.com
 
2014-05-06 11:10:12 AM  

Mikey1969: Since we have a Debbie Harry thread going, I'll just leave this here. Sounds like it would have been a great party that day.

[betseyj.com image 500x327]


There were enough drugs at that party to start a cartel from the bathroom.
 
2014-05-06 11:27:59 AM  
I'll give it a listen.  All of Blondie's catalog is hit and miss for me, but damn, Clem Burke is an amazing drummer.
 
2014-05-06 11:28:05 AM  
She's on the cover of the new either Mojo or UNCUT.  Interesting tidbit; i didn't know that she was probably picked up by Ted Bundy in I guess the 70s or 80s.  in the interview she's asked about it, and she says something like, "a handsome, well-spoken guy picked me up, and he had a cast on his hand, and while he had a kind of magnetism about him, I sensed something wasn't right.  that's when i found that the inside door handle had been disabled.  i somehow managed to wiggle out of the window.  years later when everything about him came to light, i put two and two together.  I'm all but certain that was Ted Bundy."

/and a TFer whose name escapes me claims to have spent a lost weekend with Blondie in the 80s, doing coke in Hollywood.
 
2014-05-06 11:44:41 AM  

verbaltoxin: Mikey1969: Since we have a Debbie Harry thread going, I'll just leave this here. Sounds like it would have been a great party that day.

[betseyj.com image 500x327]

There were enough drugs at that party to start a cartel from the bathroom.


Yeah, but if I was gonna OD, that would be the party to do it and have no regerts later...
 
2014-05-06 11:48:13 AM  

rickythepenguin: She's on the cover of the new either Mojo or UNCUT.  Interesting tidbit; i didn't know that she was probably picked up by Ted Bundy in I guess the 70s or 80s.  in the interview she's asked about it, and she says something like, "a handsome, well-spoken guy picked me up, and he had a cast on his hand, and while he had a kind of magnetism about him, I sensed something wasn't right.  that's when i found that the inside door handle had been disabled.  i somehow managed to wiggle out of the window.  years later when everything about him came to light, i put two and two together.  I'm all but certain that was Ted Bundy."

/and a TFer whose name escapes me claims to have spent a lost weekend with Blondie in the 80s, doing coke in Hollywood.


Snopes has discredited her story that  it was Bundy.
 
2014-05-06 11:53:30 AM  

Danger Mouse: Snopes has discredited her story that it was Bundy.



huh.  didn't know that.  i never even heard of this story until the interview.  think it was one of those sidebar storeis the english music mags like to put in long form interviews.

*shrugs*
 
2014-05-06 12:11:20 PM  
Hmmm, seen her twice in the early 90's and was underwhelmed, voice was week and seemed like she was mailing it in. So i won't be checking it out until I am forced to by my workplace Muzak, which is the only time I hear her now.
 
2014-05-06 12:35:50 PM  
She was great in Videodrome, a superb movie.
 
2014-05-06 01:05:18 PM  
long live the old flesh
 
2014-05-06 01:37:13 PM  

Great_Milenko: Bob Down: Wellon Dowd: I'm not sure why anyone would be surprised that a post-punk band, two of whose biggest hits were a disco song and a reggae song, would produce an eclectic album.

Well at least you didn't claim they are punk.

They were New York Punk, which was a diverse, creative, and original music scene.  It has little musically to do with the current definition of punk, which is worse than country music.


Despite what anybody wants to call Blondie, Punk was and is British and bears no relationship to Blondie or any other similar style of the time.
Maybe NY can come up with their own term for what Blondie was, or whatever "punk" supposedly is now. Maybe they can call it Baroque. I don't think that's bee used for a while.
 
2014-05-06 01:40:27 PM  

TheJoe03: I got no beef with Blondie but Daft Punk is relevant in the modern era as a band that started in the late 90s instead of the late 70s. It would be a better comparison if they did a collaboration with Gorillaz or something. I doubt this will be a big hit.


i521.photobucket.com
 
2014-05-06 01:41:24 PM  

Bob Down: Despite what anybody wants to call Blondie, Punk was and is British and bears no relationship to Blondie or any other similar style of the time.


You don't understand punk at all.
 
2014-05-06 01:49:21 PM  

Geoff Peterson: Bob Down: Despite what anybody wants to call Blondie, Punk was and is British and bears no relationship to Blondie or any other similar style of the time.

You don't understand punk at all.


As clearly stated by the Sex Pistols in their debut single, Organization in the UK, there are rules defining punk.
 
2014-05-06 01:52:19 PM  

Bob Down: Punk was and is British



huh?  the ramones invented punk.
 
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