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Blondie

Blondie

New York group of the new wave created in the Big Apple in the mid-70’s and led by the blonde Deborah Harry (born July 1, 1945, in Miami, American state of Florida), former singer of the group, The Stilettos, the formation in which they were also the guitarist Chris Stein, bassist Fred Smith and drummer Bill O’Connor.

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This quartet formed the earliest components of the group Blondie, a nickname derived from a compliment that the beautiful Debbie used to receive when she walked through the streets of New York.

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Within A few months of its existence, there were important variations in the group.

Smith joined the Television and left the band, as the drummer O’Connor.

Their replacements were the bass player Gary Valentine, and drummer Clement Burke, to which they added a new member, keyboard player James Destri.

In 1976, they signed with Private Stock Records and released their first LP titled “Blondie” (1976).

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After this album, bassist Valentine was replaced by Frank Infante, finally forming the most recognized quintet of Blondie, who moved to Chrysalis Records, a record company that reissued their debut album, marked by an attractive sound typical of the American new wave but with Reminiscences of the girl groups of the 60s.

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The album contained well-known songs by the band such as:

“X Offender” (their first single)
“In The Flesh”

Their second full-length was “Plastic Letters” (1977), another great album produced by Richard Gottehrer in which they had the inclusion of a new member, Nigel Harrison, who took over as bassist, while Frank Infanti supported on guitar work to Chris Stein.

Among his cuts are the British hits “Denis,” a cover of Randy & The Rainbows, and “(I’m Always Touched By Your) Presence, Dear.”

The album was also a great commercial triumph in England, a country where they achieved greater popularity than in their homeland.

“Parallel Lines” (1978) was his most complete work and the best received commercially, as it contained the single “Heart of Glass”, a number 1 worldwide that flirted with disco music.

Blondie’s new wave sound moved closer to a more commercial pop, partly due to Mike Chapman’s production.

Other topics like:

“Picture This”
“Hanging On The Telephone”, a song that is a cover of the group The Nerves
“One Way Or Another”
“Sunday Girl” (number 1)… turned Blondie into one of the leading pop-rock groups of the end of the decade and its vocalist into one of the female icons of the late 70s and early 80s.

“Eat To The Beat” (1979) was the continuation of his most brilliant moment.

Another notable pop album with disco elements produced again by Chapman that brought them another commercial triumph in Great Britain.

The most popular songs on the album are:

“Dreamin”
“Union City Blue”
“Atomic” (number 1)

Without changing their style and with the production of Giorgio Moroder, they recorded “Call Me”, a single that appeared in the film starring Richard Gere “American Gigolo” that took them back to first place on the world charts.

The change of decade brought Blondie other great hits in single format with “The Tide Is High” and “Rapture”, songs included in “Autoamerican” (1980), an album inferior to his previous works with sounds from reggae and rap. that expanded their pop essence.

Growing tensions between the members of the band, solo forays by Debbie Harry (“KooKoo”), and a serious illness by Chris Stein, meant the momentary end of Blondie as a group in 1982 after the publication of the weak “The Hunter” (1982).

Its main image, the singer Deborah Harry, continued her solo career and made her first steps in the film industry.

Later, the original members reunited to record “No Exit” (1999), an album that provided another hit to their long career with the single “Maria.”

A few years later, they published “The Curse of Blondie” (2004) and the live “Live by Request” (2004).

In 2006, they were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

His latest works in studio are:

“Panic Of Girls” (2011)
“Ghost Of Download” (2014)
“Pollinator” (2017)

In 2017, his song “Call Me” was featured on the soundtrack of the film “Borg McEnroe” (2017).

“One Way Or Another” was heard on “Ready Player One” (2018). The same song was part of the soundtrack of “Almost Impossible” (2019).

In 2019, Debbie Harry published her autobiography “De Cara” (2019).

In 2022 they published the compilation box “Against The Odds” (2022).

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Blonde (1976)
Parallel Lines (1978)
Eat To The Beat (1979)

Blondie – Heart Of Glass

‘Heart of Glass’ is a popular song by the American group Blondie, which was released as a single on January 28, 1979 and included on their third studio album, Parallel Lines.

Lyrics:

Once I had a love and it was a gas
Soon turned out had a heart of glass
Seemed like the real thing, only to find
Mucho mistrust, love’s gone behind

Once I had a love and it was divine
Soon found out I was losing my mind
It seemed like the real thing, but I was so blind
Mucho mistrust, love’s gone behind
In between
What I find is pleasing and I’m feeling fine
Love is so confusing there’s no peace of mind
If I fear I’m losing you. it’s just no good
You teasing like you do

Once I had a love and it was a gas
Soon turned out had a heart of glass
Seemed like the real thing, only to find
Mucho mistrust, love’s gone behind

Lost inside
Adorable illusion and I cannot hide
I’m the one you’re using, please don’t push me aside
We coulda made it cruising, yeah

La, da, da, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, da, da, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, da, da, la, la, la, la, la, la, la

Yeah, riding high on love’s true bluish light
Ooh, oh, ooh, oh
Ooh, oh, ooh, oh

Once I had a love and it was a gas
Soon turned out had a heart of glass
Seemed like the real thing only to find
Mucho mistrust, love’s gone behind

In between
What I find is pleasing and I’m feeling fine
Love is so confusing there’s no peace of mind
If I fear I’m losing you it’s just no good
You teasing like you do

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