Everything Blondie

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  1. Willie Oleson

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    The last 2 days I've been youtubing lots of Blondie songs again - the last time was when we did the Blondie top ten.
    Her (their) music was a significant part of my childhood "soundtrack" eventhough I've never bought any Blondie albums or singles myself.
    Oh wait, I have these:
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    Anyway, I stumbled upon the "Pollinator" album and I was amazed to hear how fresh she sounds, although the album itself is very back-2-the-old-skool.


    Apparently, this song was co-written by American composer Lucian Piane who also wrote/produced some of the RuPaul albums.
    Incidentally, I have the single "Cover Girl (Put The Bass In Your Walk)".
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    But it's very different.

    "Pollinator" also has a coverversion of Adam-The Unkindness-Johnston's "Fragments", it's really very good.

    I think there's something very comfortable about Debbie Harry's voice but don't take that comment as "diminishing". Actually I'd rate her as one of the best female vocalists - but what does a rating mean anyway.
    The English band Saint Etienne reminds me of Blondie sometimes, or maybe it's vice versa.


    And I still can't comprehend that she's not a European artist. Is it because she always seems so....close?
     
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    I have this.

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    And this is one of my all-time favourites.



    Just can't stop bopping whenever it comes on. :)
     
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    I always take a few new albums from years gone by that I never had and this year I chose Blondie's The Hunter. It's an album that I never bought because by the time it was released I had moved on to other artists. I was really excited because I was going into Blondie at a period where I completely forgot about and was hoping to reignite the fire. I wasn't impressed by the first hearing, but gradually some of the tracks grew on me. It did push me back to their other albums, but I've still to listen to any of their albums from more recent times.
     
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    As much as I enjoyed this new (to me) album, I clearly bought the wrong one. Just playing 'Ghosts of Download' after finding the awesome NRG "A Rose by Any Name" in the nomination threads, I find this track is part of the album.






    Even better is this

     
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    A big euro hit, and yet there's something very Blondie about it. She hasn't covered it, but I can almost hear it.
     
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    Love Debbie Harry and Blondie and the 3rd concert I ever went to

    Live on Hogmanay and my friend and I got interviewed by radio 1!!

    I still have my eat to the beat T shirt in a box and my programme

    Cost of ticket $4.50

    there are 2 females most boys I knew at the time liked or loved

    1 was Debbie Harry
    the other Victoria principal and both when they were in a swimming costume!!

    they just had "IT" and oozed sex appeal

    Loved the 1st 3 LPS most
    Blondie
    Plastic letters and Parallel lines
     
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