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BLONDIE "EAT TO THE BEAT" 1979     DREAMING - New Wave uptempo classic.  Pouding frenetic drums from Clem Burke lead this track, melodious guitars and even though the pace is fast, Debbie Harry seems to sing the choruses in a slower speed, ingenious and a fantastic opener and big hit!     THE HARDEST PART - One of my favourite tracks and although wasn't released as a single in the UK it was in USA.  A Funky electro sounding uptempo groove with a video that has Debbie in brunette wig, dark shades and a black split dress that oozes sex appeal. Ironically the blonde bombshell became the brunette beauty!   UNION CITY BLUE - Light, sultry, playful vocals from Debbie backed by a luxurious Rock Pop backing. SHAYLA -  Gorgeous slow ballad, almost Motown sounding with a hint of Country guitar playing thrown in for good measure, backing the sweet vocals from Debbie. EAT TO THE BEAT -  Manic fast Punk rocker that is similar in composition


BLONDIE "PARALLEL LINES" 1978   HANGING ON THE TELEPHONE - That unmistakeable telephone ringing intro kicks off and Debbie Harry sings her first line while the pumping drumbeat and New Wave sounds back her up.  An absolute classic Power Pop song.  Searing Punk guitars and Debbie's amazing vocals made this a massive hit all over the globe.  This third album made superstars of the band and forerunners of female fronted Rock bands in the future. ONE WAY OR ANOTHER - The original version (not to be confused by the shocking cover by One Direction!).  This is a gritty, angry vocal by Debbie and its catching up with Blondie's Punk Rock roots.  Inspired by one of Debbie's ex-boyfriend's who stalked her.  Its slightly scary and musically brilliant.  PICTURE THIS - One of my favourite Blondie tracks.  Debbie delivers a lovely, sweet vocal over a New Wave backing, some nice guitar riffs and a steady, almost Rock N' Roll drumbeat.  Classic Blondie and a massive hi