Monday, January 8, 2007

Punky Ladies of the 80's ~ Blondie

Blondie . . . a pioneer in the early American punk rock and New Wave scenes.

Blondie's first two albums were successful in Australia and the United Kingdom, however, Blondie was regarded as an underground band in the United States until the release of a third album in 1978.

Over the next three years, the band achieved several hit singles and was noted for its eclectic mix of musical styles incorporating elements of disco, pop and reggae, while retaining a basic style as a New Wave band.

Lead singer Deborah Harry achieved a level of celebrity that eclipsed other band members leading to tension within the group and they officially disbanded in 1982 and reformed in 1998, achieving renewed success touring and performing throughout the world over the following years. Blondie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.

Debbie Harry is the Punky Lady Queen . . . the guys fell in love with her and the girls tried to look like her . . . and we all loved the music of Blondie! Back in the dying days of disco, we were hungry for the exciting beat and sound that was glamourously reminiscent of disco, but decisively different . . . and new wave/punk was born as the "new sound and attitude of the 80's" that came with many styles and variations as new groups and singers emerged. The glam new wave sound (that is what I call it) is still my preferred style of music of all time and is the sound of the 80's . . . of course, it was the happiest time of my life when I met my future husband, fell in love and got married, so I am a little prejudiced since the music is mixed in my memories of the times.

LINKS:

Blondie's Official Website



Blondie ~ Call Me


Blondie ~ Rapture


Blondie ~ Heart of Glass & One Way Or Another
(Live ~ American Bandstand ~ 1979)


Blondie ~ In The Flesh


Blondie ~ Maria


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