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Author Topic: Blondie still going strong  (Read 3787 times)

Curt

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Blondie still going strong
« on: September 21, 2007, 04:15:22 PM »
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tinjaw showed a screenshot featuring the cover of "Blondie". Blondie without the band is Deborah Harry, well, Blondie is Debbie Harry. When I was a young man she was soooo hot and was hitting with Heart of Glass, Sunday Girl, Denise, One Way or Another, Rapture, Call Me, Hangin' On The Telephone, and more. I liked a lot of their music - and I still play these tracks regularly - but I was primary a fan of Blondie, Debbie Harry, and secondary of Blondie, the band. This is how the babe was looking 1979-1981:

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Blondie re-hitted around the millenium and are still quite famous, but you can read all about it at blondie.netwikipedia, and allmusic.com 

Today Deborah Harry is 62 of age (Edit: born July 1, 1945, Miami), but still going strong:

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A musical version of Madonna's 1985 film Desperately Seeking Susan is set for London's West End.

The stage show will incorporate several hits by New York new wave act Blondie, as well as an original song penned by the band's lead singer, Debbie Harry.

"The story just works with the lyrics," said Harry, 62:
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How did / do you like Blondie?  :tellme:
« Last Edit: September 21, 2007, 04:52:08 PM by Curt »

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Re: Blondie still going strong
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2007, 04:30:56 PM »
Blondie is 62?! Time flies, doesn't it? I liked Blondie a lot when I was a teenager, though they'd been broken up for a few years at that point, and am always thrilled when one of their tracks comes on the radio. To me the band and Debbie Harry are synomymous (I suppose I should fee bad for the rest of the band!).

Thanks for the memories, Curt  :Thmbsup:
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Re: Blondie still going strong
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2007, 04:37:46 PM »
To me the band and Debbie Harry are synomymous (I suppose I should feel bad for the rest of the band!).

That was exactly why they broke up...   ;)

But I am glad they re-united; they even made it to some important Hall Of Fame!
- so I guess the band members now are happy about it too...


(Edit: plural)
« Last Edit: September 21, 2007, 04:42:16 PM by Curt »

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Re: Blondie still going strong
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2007, 05:15:42 PM »
How did / do you like Blondie?  :tellme:
Ah Curt ...
I remember being sick at home (from school) in bed - a real treat at the time  :P
having a radio & hearing Heart of Glass for the first time -
it was a hit so heard it a good bit after that - think it's still my favourite Blondie song
Debbie Harry is impressive but I love/d the music first..

Had they hits before that - I think they did but that was when I really took notice
just reading that wikipedia link
yes they had some great music before that but I only got to know it later
Denis and (I'm Always Touched by Your) Presence, Dear
I only ever knew the singles..
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Re: Blondie still going strong
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2007, 05:28:51 PM »
I had Eat to the Beat on 8-track.  :P

Atomic and Shayla were 2 of my fav songs when I was 13-14...but the whole album was great.  :-*

Strange trivia: Back in 1996, the New Jersey State Treasury Department used "One Way or Another" as their theme song for their tax amnesty program, that tried to get tax cheats to turn themselves in, granting them immunity from prosecution if they did.  ;D

Patco licenses both the music of "One Way Or Another" and the original Blondie recording for a Tax Amnesty offered by the New Jersey State Treasury Department. The radio and television campaign, created by Gianettino and Meredith of Short Hills, New Jersey, runs for three months and causes the state to collect $60,000,000.00 in back taxes. No doubt it had something to do with the lyrics of the song assuring delinquent taxpayers that "One way, or another, I'm gonna find ya, I'm gonna getcha, getcha, getcha, getcha...."

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Re: Blondie still going strong
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2007, 02:07:00 AM »
One way or another this was indeed a very interesting trivia, app103!


Edit: Wiki tells Eat To The Beat recently was re-launched with the video included:
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>> The album (Eat To The Beat) was digitally remastered and reissued by EMI-Capitol in the year 2001, with four bonus tracks. The 2001 remaster was again reissued in 2007 (June 26 - U.S.; July 2 - U.K.) without the four bonus tracks. Included instead was a DVD for the video album. This was the first time the Eat To The Beat video album was available in the DVD format. <<
« Last Edit: September 22, 2007, 02:16:30 AM by Curt »

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Re: Blondie still going strong
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2007, 06:24:41 PM »
App - I've just noticed your new avatar - when did you change it? Very cool  :Thmbsup:
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Re: Blondie still going strong
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2007, 09:24:37 PM »
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App - I've just noticed your new avatar
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by the way i am a huge blondie fan..
best song: In the Flesh
so many others hard to choose.  Picture This rocks too.

ps i saw debbie harry perform unplanned in an old dive in new york once where we just happen to be when she showed up.
« Last Edit: September 23, 2007, 09:34:27 PM by mouser »

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Re: Blondie still going strong
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2007, 08:15:54 AM »
... an old dive in new york

I had to look up "dive" to understand the context:

Quote from: Babylon
dive
n. plunge, submersion; dubious nightclub, sleazy nightclub
- so what was mouser doing in a sleazy nightclub?  :tellme:
  :D  :P

i saw debbie harry perform unplanned in an old dive in new york once where we just happen to be when she showed up.
Such rare moments are precious to remember.


I owe to tell that I was a fan of Blondie before I ever had seen any pictures of Debbie Harry.  ;)
Edit: I think Sunday Girl and Picture This were my two first favourites of their.
- or is it: ""their favourites of mine", or something quite different?

Edit2: Deborah Harry, July 2007:
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« Last Edit: September 24, 2007, 08:50:01 AM by Curt »