NEW MUSIC EAR'S PERSONAL PLAYLISTS - "BLONDIE/DEBORAH HARRY" PART 1

A NEW FEATURE ON NEW MUSIC EAR.  THE PLAYLISTS ON MY IPOD FEATURE LOTS OF VARIOUS ARTISTS SO I THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE MY PLAYLISTS WITH YOU.  HOPE YOU SEE SOME OF YOUR FAVOURITES!

BLONDIE/DEBORAH HARRY


PLAYLIST PART 1


Blondie released "Blondie" in 1976 and were so far ahead of their time that it was full of great songs.  From the 11 tracks I chose 8 for this playlist.  The 3 singles are here, the Punk Pop of "Rip Her To Shreds" and "X Offender" as well as the delightful Motown-esque "In The Flesh".  I incuded the manic "In The Sun", the 60s inspired "Look Good In Blue" and "Little Girl Lies".  "Man Overboard", the 70s style track finds a spot as does the Country vibe of "Rifle Range".




I picked 6 tracks from the second album, "Plastic Letters" from 1977.  The Rock N' Roll style "Kidnapper" is here along with the other two classic Blondie hits, "Denis" and "(I'm Always Touched By Your) Presence, Dear".  The pure Punk album tracks, "I Didn't Have The Nerve To Say No" and the mad pumping beat of "Detroit 442" also appear.  The whimsically charming "Fan Mail" completes the sextet from this album.



1978 brought the third album, "Parallel Lines", critically acclaimed and noted as the breakthrough album into world domination.  The album that made me aware of Blondie and fandom.  Of the 12 tracks I chose a massive 9, it was just too good an album to ignore.  The megahits are here, "Heart Of Glass", "Sunday Girl" (the very first single I bought with my own money!), "Picture This" , "Hanging On The Telephone".  The original "One Way Or Another" which was crucified by One Direction you may remember (or erased from your memory!) is also here.  Included is the laid back Rock of "I Know But I Don't Know", the 60s style "Pretty Baby" and the gorgeous "Fade Away And Radiate" which Deborah's voice reminds me a little of Karen Carpenter and shows her versatility.  The uptempo Punk of "Will Anything Happen" completes the set.



"Eat To The Beat" released in 1979 is one of my favourite albums and there is a review on New Music Ear of every track in a prior blog.  I added to the playlist 11 of the 12 tracks, only "Victor" missed out as it isn't one of my favourites.  However, the classic Blondie hits are in, "Dreaming", "Atomic" and "Union City Blue".  Also here is the "The Hardest Part", (with an awesome video of Deborah as brunette looking as always, amazing!) and the beautiful lullaby style of "Sound-A-Sleep".  The Reggae style of  "Die Young Stay Pretty" and "Slow Motion" could easily have been massive hits as could "Accidents Never Happen".  Completing the set are the lovely "Shayla" and power Punk of both "Living In The Real World" and "Eat To The Beat" with its great harmonica solo!


 I AM SURE MANY FANS WILL BE DEBATING THE INCLUSIONS AND THE TRACKS NOT INCLUDED, BUT I HOPE YOU FOUND THIS PLAYLIST INTERESTING, CHECK BACK FOR MORE ON NEW MUSIC EAR!


 

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