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TWX
2022-01-05 11:03:22 PM  
They also performed X Offender:

Blondie - X Offender (1978)
Youtube Pbw0NHwz178
 
2022-01-05 11:12:42 PM  
Just don't ask Iron Maiden to pretend to lip synch on your TV show.

Iron Maiden - Wasted Years (live fun 1986)
Youtube orr4MhDpvOM
 
2022-01-05 11:44:12 PM  
"The Tape of Only Debbie"
/obscure?
 
2022-01-06 2:55:56 AM  
If you went time machine traveling looking for some lips to sink you would hard pressed to find anything sweeter than 1978 Debbie Harry.

/go pound sand Nancy Regan
 
2022-01-06 3:53:08 AM  

TWX: They also performed X Offender:

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They must have lost one of her suitcases in transit, because she had no bra in the first vid and no pants in this one.

/I'll be in my bunk
 
2022-01-06 6:09:00 AM  
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Required with every mention of Blondie.
 
2022-01-06 6:59:11 AM  

Wobambo: [tse4.mm.bing.net image 349x598]

Required with every mention of Blondie.


Also required....can you guys see Homer Simpson?

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2022-01-06 7:09:01 AM  

The_Sponge: Wobambo: [tse4.mm.bing.net image 349x598]

Required with every mention of Blondie.

Also required....can you guys see Homer Simpson?

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2022-01-06 7:09:26 AM  
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2022-01-06 7:11:44 AM  

LewDux: The_Sponge: Wobambo: [tse4.mm.bing.net image 349x598]

Required with every mention of Blondie.

Also required....can you guys see Homer Simpson?

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Lulz...it's like a bad Leatherface mask.
 
2022-01-06 7:33:51 AM  
 
2022-01-06 8:19:11 AM  
Are they phoning it in, or are they just bad live?
 
2022-01-06 9:09:10 AM  

question_dj: Are they phoning it in, or are they just bad live?


Horrible sound mixing.
 
2022-01-06 9:20:37 AM  

Two Dogs Farking: question_dj: Are they phoning it in, or are they just bad live?

Horrible sound mixing.


That sounds like everything from a band on rented gear to no monitors to someone not knowing how to mix going on there.
 
2022-01-06 9:39:57 AM  

Dr.Fey: Just don't ask Iron Maiden to pretend to lip synch on your TV show.

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Thank you for posting this. I needed that kind of legit lol this AM. May you have an amazing day!
 
TWX
2022-01-06 9:47:07 AM  

Skarekrough: Two Dogs Farking: question_dj: Are they phoning it in, or are they just bad live?

Horrible sound mixing.

That sounds like everything from a band on rented gear to no monitors to someone not knowing how to mix going on there.


To my ears it doesn't sound partcularly bad for live.  To me most bands with electric instruments don't sound so great live.  At this stage Blondie wasn't a headlining act either, so they wouldn't have had their own personal sound engineer either.
 
2022-01-06 10:15:40 AM  

TWX: Skarekrough: Two Dogs Farking: question_dj: Are they phoning it in, or are they just bad live?

Horrible sound mixing.

That sounds like everything from a band on rented gear to no monitors to someone not knowing how to mix going on there.

To my ears it doesn't sound partcularly bad for live.  To me most bands with electric instruments don't sound so great live.  At this stage Blondie wasn't a headlining act either, so they wouldn't have had their own personal sound engineer either.


At that stage they also probably weren't hauling their own amps and drums across the pond due to the cost.  As far as being gear they were farmiliar with, who knows.  In 1978 I can't see a rental house in Germany having a huge selection nor can I see anyone the label could ask to set them up having much to pick from.  It's just as likely that they could also be borrowing an entire backline from a band that was on set filming the same day.

They don't sound bad, they sound like a band that it trying to play without the benifit of being able to fully hear themselves, something that modern audio production has managed to perfect so much that you can have a stage without a single amp or acoustic instrument on it and everyone on that stage is fully aware of every note being played by every person in the band.

Truth be told this clip put a big smile on my face.  It reminds me of my early days of gigging when the fanciest thing we got was vocal monitors and only a diva would demand one or not be able to perform.  We had a stage volume and as a band we worked together and listened to each other to make it sound good rather than rely on some burnt out dude who has substituted sleep for Red Bull and has had a pair of cargo pants physically fused to him because he's worn them for so long.
 
2022-01-06 10:22:08 AM  

rudemix: Dr.Fey: Just don't ask Iron Maiden to pretend to lip synch on your TV show.

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Thank you for posting this. I needed that kind of legit lol this AM. May you have an amazing day!


So glad to oblige!  You have a great day as well!
 
2022-01-06 10:48:01 AM  
You know those stories that LGBTQ folks like to tell about the moment they knew they were gay?  Well, the moment I saw Debbie Harry on TV performing "Heart of Glass" was the moment I knew I was straight.  I was about six years old.  Hotter than HELL and even a child could see it:

Blondie - Heart Of Glass (Official Music Video)
Youtube WGU_4-5RaxU
 
2022-01-06 11:00:08 AM  

Skarekrough: Two Dogs Farking: question_dj: Are they phoning it in, or are they just bad live?

Horrible sound mixing.

That sounds like everything from a band on rented gear to no monitors to someone not knowing how to mix going on there.


My first thought was they can't hear themselves correctly in the monitors.
 
TWX
2022-01-06 11:29:59 AM  

pheed: You know those stories that LGBTQ folks like to tell about the moment they knew they were gay?  Well, the moment I saw Debbie Harry on TV performing "Heart of Glass" was the moment I knew I was straight.  I was about six years old.  Hotter than HELL and even a child could see it:

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/WGU_4-5RaxU]


I was pretty young when I has a similar epiphany.  I think it was some rented movie that my parents were watching that had unexpected nudity, like a fight that busted into a room where a couple was gettin' it on and she jumps off in reaction to the intrusion.
 
2022-01-06 11:33:14 AM  

Wobambo: [tse4.mm.bing.net image 349x598]

Required with every mention of Blondie.


Benjamin Orr looks great there
 
2022-01-06 11:35:29 AM  
whats this "rare NON-Lip Syncing" bullshiat subby?

since when did Debbie Harry ever lip synch on stage? she had no need to.
want proof...go watch her live unfiltered performances on The Muppet Show.
 
2022-01-06 11:56:49 AM  

Stratohead: whats this "rare NON-Lip Syncing" bullshiat subby?

since when did Debbie Harry ever lip synch on stage? she had no need to.
want proof...go watch her live unfiltered performances on The Muppet Show.


Blondie - Island Of Lost Souls • TopPop
Youtube 5S-OFfBAGgw
 
2022-01-06 12:22:12 PM  
Orbital - The Box - HQ
Youtube P5_G8exuIRc
 
2022-01-06 12:23:12 PM  
WT
 
2022-01-06 12:53:20 PM  

TWX: They also performed X Offender:


That's one of my favorite Blondie songs

That was a treat
 
2022-01-06 12:59:29 PM  

Stratohead: whats this "rare NON-Lip Syncing" bullshiat subby?

since when did Debbie Harry ever lip synch on stage? she had no need to.
want proof...go watch her live unfiltered performances on The Muppet Show.


Perhaps because a lot of available footage from performances back then (and especially in Europe) were from cheesy pop TV programs that likely required lip-synced performances as it would have been a PITA to get high quality recordings.
 
2022-01-06 3:26:40 PM  
You can find live Blondie performances on youtube and Debbie wears less and less clothes as the show progresses. Or so my friend told me.
 
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