Blondie became regular performers at Max's Kansas City and CBGB. [citation needed], Harry continued her moderately successful solo career after the band broke up, releasing albums in 1989 and 1993 which helped keep the band in the public eye. The album was recorded as a four-piece as Gary Valentine had left the band in mid 1977. 64[20]). No Exit is the seventh studio album by American rock band Blondie.It was released on February 15, 1999, by Beyond Music. [1] The band were pioneers in the American punk and then the new wave scene of the mid-1970s in New York. It was Blondie’s comeback single, their first in more than 15 years. Blondie is an American rock band founded by singer Deborah Harry and guitarist Chris Stein. [22] Parallel Lines is ranked No. [33] The album also included "For Your Eyes Only", a track the band had been commissioned to write and record for the 1981 James Bond film of the same name, but was rejected by the film's producers (the producers ultimately chose another song with that title that would be recorded by Sheena Easton). Blondie released their third album Parallel Lines (1978) which was helmed by British record producer Mike Chapman. Wikipedia. He joined the Stilettoes in 1973 as their guitarist and formed a romantic relationship with one of the band's vocalists, Debbie Harry, a former waitress and Playboy Bunny. While their original stretch loosed six album in six years, Blondie 2.0 have thus far only released 1999's No Exit and 2003's The Curse of Blondie. 6, US No. I love that sassy, campy feel the album has. 1 single ("Heart of Glass"). Picture This Live is a first live album by the band Blondie released by EMI subsidiary Chrysalis Records as a limited edition full-price album in 1997 in the United States. [3] The band re-formed in 1997, achieving renewed success and a number one single in the United Kingdom with "Maria" in 1999, exactly 20 years after their first UK No. 15[20]). The second single was the rap-oriented "Rapture," which topped the U.S. pop charts and went Top Ten in the U.K. The album was first released in May 2011 as a limited edition "fan pack" in the UK with a 132-page magazine and various collectible items, before being released as a regular CD later in the summer. [5] By this time, Gary Valentine had left and been replaced by Frank Infante (guitar, bass guitar). Featuring collaborations with Sia, Dev Hynes, Charli XCX and more, Blondie’s 11th album is a bit uneven but remains a showcase for Debbie Harry’s versatile, supremely grounded voice and style. Over the next three years, the band achieved several hit singles[2] including "Heart of Glass", "Call Me", "Rapture" and "The Tide Is High". Harry was forced to sell the couple's five-story mansion to pay off debts that the band had run up, Stein owed in excess of $1 million, and drug use was becoming an increasing problem for them both. Biography Blondie was one of the most profilic bands to emerge from the late 70s Punk Rock/New Wave movement. It was an international breakthrough album for the band. The band reconvened in late 1981 to record a new album, The Hunter, released in May 1982 (UK No. The reformed band released the follow-up album The Curse of Blondie (UK No. The Gun Club's singer Jeffrey Lee Pierce was a super-fan, emulating Harry's hairstyle and founding the West Coast Blondie Fan Club, before becoming friends with the band in New York.[34][35]. The band was a pioneer in the early American New Wave and punk scenes of the mid-1970s. Over the next three years, the band achieved several hit singles includin… The band became noted for its eclectic mix of musical styles incorporating elements of disco, pop, reggae, and early rap music. 33, Australia No. 1,[22] US No. The band was a pioneer in the early American new wave and punk scenes of the mid-late 1970s. The group toured and performed throughout the world[4] during the following years, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. 13[22]) was not released in the US in favor of the track "The Hardest Part". American band, formed in 1974 by Chris Stein and Debbie Harry.Drummer Clem Burke and keyboard player Jimmy Destri joined in 1975. So there. [25] The album's first two singles were "Picture This" (UK No. Originally billed as Angel and the Snake[10] for two shows in August 1974, they renamed themselves Blondie by October 1974. The same week, the band listed three previously unreleased songs recorded during the Panic of Girls sessions ("Bride of Infinity", "Rock On", and "Dead Air") on Amazon.com which were made available for free download in the United States, and in the UK via the band's official website. It became Blondie's second transatlantic chart-topper. In December 2009, the band released the song "We Three Kings" to coincide with the Christmas holiday. [23] Plastic Letters was promoted extensively throughout Europe and Asia by Chrysalis Records. The band's line-up had stabilized. On October 20, 2020 Blondie announced that they would be embarking on a ten-date arena tour of the UK in November 2021 with Garbage as the opening act. Its hit songs included ‘One Way or Another’ and ‘Heart of Glass.’ Learn more about the band… In the summer of 1980, the band appeared in a bit part in the film Roadie starring Meat Loaf. "Heart of Glass" was released in early 1979 and the disco-infused[26][27] track topped the UK charts in February 1979[22] and the US charts in April 1979. The album went on to achieve platinum success in both the United States and the United Kingdom. Frank Infante sued the band regarding a lack of involvement during the Autoamerican sessions; it was settled out of court, and Infante remained in the band (though Harry has subsequently said Infante was not on the next LP, despite appearing on the front cover). The band's eleventh studio album, Pollinator, was released on May 5, 2017. Blondie's Classic 1976 Debut Is More Prophetic Than Ever Revisiting the resonance of the band's first album after 40 years Hazel Cills 12/16/2016. [22], Blondie co-headlined a tour with the New Cars in 2006, releasing a new song, a cover of Roxy Music hit "More than This", in support of the tour. Blondie is an American rock band founded by singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein. In contrast to their earlier commercial and critical successes, The Hunter was poorly received. [45], A new album, No Exit (UK No. Turns out Blondie is no exception.Autoamerican might be better than this, but I would have to go back and listen to it and I just don't want to subject myself to that. On March 20, 2013, Harry and Stein were interviewed on the radio show WNYC Soundcheck in which they confirmed they were working on a new Blondie album and previewed a new song entitled "Make a Way". Blondie’s 10 best songs: 10. The band's official worldwide 40th anniversary tour began in February 2014. 4,[22] US No. [25] In the song Harry mentions the hip hop and graffiti artist Fab Five Freddy who also appears in the video for the song. 12[22]) and "Hanging on the Telephone" (UK No. Their first two albums contained strong elements of these genres, and although highly successful in the United Kingdom and Australia, Blondie was regarded as an underground band in the United States until the release of Parallel Lines in 1978. Blondie's fifth album, Autoamerican, was released in November 1980, and its first single was the reggae-ish tune "The Tide Is High," which went to number one in the U.S. and U.K. Biography Blondie was one of the most profilic bands to emerge from the late 70s Punk Rock/New Wave movement. Her band Blondie was formed in 1974 and broke up in 1982. The band also toured Australia and New Zealand on a co-headlining tour with Cyndi Lauper.[65]. It's just a lot of fun to listen and it doesn't take itself seriously all the time, which is great because sometimes I get tired of listening to pretentious "art statement" music with "deep" lyrics. [48] He intended to work on their 2011 album Panic Of Girls, but did not contribute as either a songwriter or a musician to the finished product. Che, Cathy (1999), 'Deborah Harry: Platinum Blonde', MPG Books Ltd, Cornwall, p. 81. Blondie disbanded after the release of its sixth studio album, The Hunter, in 1982. Blondie's fifth album, Autoamerican, was released in November 1980, and its first single was the reggae-ish tune "The Tide Is High," which went to number one in the U.S. and U.K. United States, Canada, Mexico, South America Agency for the Performing Arts [APA] UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia [57] A second single from the album, "What I Heard", was available as a digital release in July 2011, On August 20, 2011, Blondie performed a live set for "Guitar Center Sessions" on DirecTV. Parallel Lines became the group's most successful album, selling 20 million copies worldwide. Blondie recorded "Panic of Girls" during November and December in Woodstock, N.Y., which Burke says is only the second time the band has made an album outside of Manhattan (the first … [66] Pollinator spawned hit singles "Fun" and "Long Time" and embarked Blondie on an extensive promotional tour in North, Central and South America and Europe. Green Day Channel Blondie, Michael Jackson On 'Kill The DJ' For more about their new ¡Uno! Blondie is an American rock band co-founded by singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein. Blondie's Classic 1976 Debut Is More Prophetic Than Ever Revisiting the resonance of the band's first album after 40 years Hazel Cills 12/16/2016. The publication said she performed with "utter aplomb and involvement throughout: even when she's portraying a character consummately obnoxious and spaced-out, there is a wink of awareness that is comforting and amusing yet never condescending." "Union City Blue" (UK No. American band, formed in 1974 by Chris Stein and Debbie Harry.Drummer Clem Burke and keyboard player Jimmy Destri joined in 1975. The episode included an interview with program host Nic Harcourt.[58]. [7] The first single from the album, "A Rose by Any Name", was released digitally in Europe on June 24, 2013. Blondie's fifth album, Autoamerican, was released in November 1980, and its first single was the reggae-ish tune "The Tide Is High," which went to number one in the U.S. and U.K. The band was a pioneer in the early American new wave and punk scenes of the mid-late 1970s. Produced by Mike Chapman, it finally broke the band into the American market on the strength of the worldwide hit single "Heart of Glass". The second single was the rap-oriented "Rapture," which topped the U.S. pop charts and went Top Ten in the U.K. In 1997, Harry reunited with her Blondie bandmates to tour in Europe. Blondie recorded "Panic of Girls" during November and December in Woodstock, N.Y., which Burke says is only the second time the band has made an album outside of Manhattan (the first … In July 1974, Stein and Harry parted ways with the Stilettoes and Elda Gentile, the band's originator, forming a new band with ex-Stilettoes bandmates Billy O'Connor (drums; born October 4, 1953, Germany, died March 29, 2015, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)[9] and Fred Smith (bass). [17], The band's first commercial success occurred in Australia in 1977, when the music television program Countdown mistakenly played their video "In the Flesh", which was the B-side of their then current single "X-Offender". Ravendale interview. Blondie's fifth album, Autoamerican, was released in November 1980, and its first single was the reggae-ish tune "The Tide Is High," which went to number one in the U.S. and U.K. REMASTERED IN HD!Official video of Blondie performing Heart Of Glass from the album Parallel Lines. 9[20]), was released in September 1979. [62], In 2015, Blondie members Harry and Stein made a guest appearance alongside The Gregory Brothers in an episode of the YouTube series Songify the News, where they collaborated again to parody the 2016 United States presidential election debates. Following their success of 1978–80, Blondie took a brief break in 1981. It was later released in the United Kingdom and Europe as a mid-price release with alternate artwork under the title Blondie Live: Philadelphia 1978 / Dallas 1980 in 1999. * The band's debut album, Blondie, did not chart in the UK following its original release, but charted in March 1979 after it was re-released by Chrysalis Records. That year, Debbie Harry and Jimmy Destri both released solo albums; Stein worked on Harry's album KooKoo (UK No. )[36] The concert tour was not particularly successful, with shows typically playing to less-than-capacity crowds. In February 1978, Blondie released their second album, Plastic Letters (UK No. Stadium in Washington, DC. [74] On May 22, 2006, Blondie was inducted into the Rock Walk of Fame at Guitar Center on Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard. This album, released on independent label Private Sound, was not a major hit, but it provided a template for the future. It became Blondie's second transatlantic chart-topper. The album did have two moderate hit singles: "Island of Lost Souls" (UK# 11,[22] US No. Through the production of Richard Gottehrer, who had worked with the Angels and other artists of the 1950s and 1960s, much of the music is suffused with the girl group sound of that era. Chart success, along with a successful 1978 UK tour, including a gig at London's Roundhouse,[24] made Blondie one of the first American new wave bands to achieve mainstream success in the United Kingdom. [30] In June 1979, Blondie, photographed by Annie Leibovitz, was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.[31]. 1 hit. Autoamerican featured a far wider stylistic range than previous Blondie albums, including the avant-garde instrumental "Europa", the acoustic jazz of "Faces", and "Follow Me" (from the Broadway show "Camelot"). Albums similar to or like Blondie (album) Eponymous debut studio album by American rock band Blondie, released in December 1976 by Private Stock Records. It was first revealed that the band's album was going to be released first in Australia through the Australian Sony label in December 2010, but Sony later backed out of the deal, leaving the album still unreleased. [13], ^shipments figures based on certification alone. [32] Burke went to Europe to play drums on Eurythmics' debut album In The Garden. [18] In a 1998 interview, drummer Clem Burke recalled seeing the episode in which the wrong song was played, but he and Chris Stein suggested that it may have been a deliberate subterfuge on the part of Meldrum. It also noted that Harry was the "possessor of a bombshell zombie's voice that can sound dreamily seductive and woodenly Mansonite within the same song". [63][64], It was announced in January 2017 that the band would support Phil Collins on 25 June 2017 at Dublin's Aviva Stadium as part of his Not Dead Yet tour. Blondie is an American rock band co-founded by singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein. Session musicians Leigh Foxx (bass) and Paul Carbonara (guitar) played on this and subsequent Blondie releases.[46]. Harry told an interviewer in 1978 that the band never intended to be retro and when some journalists described them that way, it was "quite a shock". First, they were a cult punk act; then, new wave superstars; then eventually something approaching a legacy-minded idea of what Blondie means — only to chop it … The live recording was featured on the film soundtrack, and on a later CD reissue of the Eat to the Beat album. [56] A music video for the song was released on May 18, 2011. [53] After playing with the band for over a decade, both Leigh Foxx (bass) and Paul Carbonara (guitar) were elevated to official membership status with Blondie; keyboard player Matt Katz-Bohen, who had replaced Destri, was also made an official member, making Blondie a six-piece band. as being Studio 54 due to a shot of its exterior at the start of the video). Below we have a heavy dose of all that makes Blondie and Debbie Harry great. 13[20]) and "War Child" (UK No. Booking Agency. Blondie is an American rock band founded by singer Deborah Harry and guitarist Chris Stein. The album's release date was finally set for mid-2011 without the involvement of a major record label. [60], The album, Ghosts of Download, was released in May 2014 as part of a two-disc package titled Blondie 4(0) Ever (to coincide with the band's 40th anniversary), which also includes Greatest Hits Deluxe Redux, a compilation of re-recordings of Blondie's past singles. Inspired by attendances for the tour, Clem Burke and Paul Carbonara both told interviewers in 2008 and 2009 that the band was working on another record, which would be their first new album since the release of The Curse of Blondie in 2003. [2] Likewise she rejected any attempt to brand the music as pop, insisting that Blondie played new wave music.[3]. Carbonara described it as "a real Blondie record."[51][52]. 1,[22] US No. 9,[22] US No. [50], On June 5, 2008, Blondie commenced a world tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Parallel Lines with a concert at Ram's Head Live in Baltimore, Maryland. [42], In 1997, the original five-piece band re-formed, including Valentine on bass, and did three live performances, all at outdoor festivals sponsored by local radio stations. The album was recorded at The Magic Shop in SoHo, New York City, and featured songs written by the likes of TV on the Radio's David Sitek, Johnny Marr, Sia, Charli XCX, and Dev Hynes. 14 in Australia and No. ", "Mayhem and Conflict at the Hall of Fame!!! This page was last edited on 6 December 2020, at 06:57. 10th Street Entertainment. Kevin Topping) – keyboards, backing vocals (2003–2007), This page was last edited on 3 December 2020, at 20:55. Plastic Letters. It was the band's first album in 17 years and features the UK number-one single "Maria".As of March 2006, the album had sold two million copies worldwide. Topic. 5[22]). Left to right: Gary Valentine, Clem Burke, Debbie Harry, Chris Stein and Jimmy Destri. The band was a pioneer in the early American new wave and punk scenes of the mid-late 1970s. The band was a pioneer in the early American new wave and punk scenes of the mid-late 1970s. Event occurs at 1:15. 39[22]). [61], The band announced in the summer of 2015 they would be working on a new album produced by John Congleton. Lawrence Jr' while Chris Stein also produced the record, and is credited as 'bongos' and 'cover photos/design'. After Stein recovered from his illness, Harry resumed her solo career with the album Rockbird in 1986, with active participation from Stein. In 1976 they released their first album "Blondie". The band embraced a wide variety of pop music styles (New Wave, British Invasion Rock and Roll, Garage Rock and Roll, Disco, Reggae, Latin rhythms, and Hip-Hop). The band embraced a wide variety of pop music styles (New Wave, British Invasion Rock and Roll, Garage Rock and Roll, Disco, Reggae, Latin rhythms, and Hip-Hop). About Management. Blondie's first album is not my absolute favourite but it definitely is one that I listen to very often! [40], In 1996, Stein and Harry began the process of reuniting Blondie and contacted original members Burke, Destri, and Valentine. Rolling Stone's review of the debut album observed the eclectic nature of the group's music, comparing it to Phil Spector and the Who, and commented that the album's two strengths were Richard Gottehrer's production and the persona of Debbie Harry. In 2001, the album was again remastered and reissued, this time along with five bonus tracks. 7, Australia No. 17, Australia No. "Maria" was Blondie's late-1990s number one single in the UK. 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A second single, "Sugar on the Side", was released digitally in the United States in December 2013. 10th Street Entertainment. 14 in Australia,[1] where the band had already had a Top 3 hit with "In the Flesh". Blondie's fifth album, Autoamerican, was released in November 1980, and its first single was the reggae-ish tune "The Tide Is High," which went to number one in the U.S. and U.K. Blondie is the eponymous debut studio album by American rock band Blondie. Parallel Lines topped the British album charts, and also went to #6 on the US Billboard 200 and eventually was certified platinum. The band was a pioneer in the early American new wave and punk scenes of the mid-1970s. The album was first released digitally on May 30, 2011, followed by physical releases in various formats later. 1 US hits: the reggae-styled "The Tide Is High", a cover version of a 1967 song written by John Holt of the Paragons, and the rap-flavored[27] "Rapture", which was the first song featuring rapping to reach number one in the US. Chrysalis re-released the album in September 1977, along with the single "In the Flesh". Her band Blondie reunited in 1997 and released their first album since their 1982 breakup. It reached number two on the British singles charts, while both the album and its second single, "(I'm Always Touched by Your) Presence, Dear", reached the British top ten. Below we have a heavy dose of all that makes Blondie and Debbie Harry great. The band embraced a wide variety of pop music styles (New Wave, British Invasion Rock and Roll, Garage Rock and Roll, Disco, Reggae, Latin rhythms, and Hip-Hop). [54] In April 2010, it was announced that guitarist Paul Carbonara had amicably left Blondie to pursue other projects and was replaced by Tommy Kessler (the finished Panic of Girls album credits both Kessler and Carbonara as official members). Their first two albums contained strong elements of these genres, and although highly successful in the United Kingdom and Australia, Blondie was regarded as an underground band in the United States until the release of Parallel Linesin 1978. It was released in December 1976, by Private Stock Records. In June 1982 Harry contributed backing vocals to The Gun Club's second album Miami, being credited as 'D.H. Following the tour, in October, the band began recording sessions for their ninth studio album with producer Jeff Saltzman in Woodstock, New York. Reviewing Blondie in 1977 for Rolling Stone, Ken Tucker called the album "a playful exploration of Sixties pop interlarded with trendy nihilism" and found that all the songs "work on at least two levels: as peppy but rough pop, and as distanced, artless avant-rock". The second single was the rap-oriented "Rapture," which topped the U.S. pop charts and went Top Ten in the U.K. Her band Blondie reunited in 1997 and released their first album since their 1982 breakup. Blondie then took the "Endangered Species Tour" to Australia and New Zealand in November–December 2010, co-headlining with the Pretenders. Richard Gottehrer (producer of Blondie’s first two albums, “Blondie” and “Plastic Letters”): “I had left Sire Records and I was thinking of putting out a compilation of bands in the New York scene. Blondie broke up after the release of its sixth studio album The Hunter in 1982. [16] The first album was re-released on the new label in October 1977. David Mallet directed and Paul Flattery produced it at various locations and studios in and around New York. Their first album together in more than 15 years, No Exit, was released in 1999. Curse proved to be Blondie's lowest-charting album since their debut in 1976,[citation needed] although the single "Good Boys" managed to reach number 12 on the UK charts. No Exit is the seventh studio album by American rock band Blondie.It was released on February 15, 1999, by Beyond Music. 18), was released in February 1999. The two Private Stock versions are both remastered from vinyl. Blondie recorded a concert for PBS's Soundstage to be aired some time in 2016 and included two new tracks, "My Monster" and "Gravity". Meanwhile, Burke became a much-in-demand session drummer, playing and touring with Eurythmics for their 1986 album Revenge, and Destri maintained an active career as a producer and session musician. 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