No group combined the rebellious, enterprising ambition of the punk movement with the grand and performative nature of major pop superstardom like Blondie did.
Blondie’s first LP absorbed a wide range of influences and synthesized multiple genres, including surf pop, ’60s girl groups, mod rock, and even disco.
Forty years later, Debbie Harry’s blend of Blondie and Chic remains a flawed but beguiling experiment that paved the way for Let’s Dance and Like a Virgin.
Nostalgia Alert! Jump back a decade and enjoy the best songs of 2011. They are headlined by a synthpop classic, a massive hit from a hot diva, pristine harmonies of a young band headed for greatness.
Blondie co-founder Chris Stein looks back at a time long gone in the city where he lives. The pages of his new book find ordinary New Yorkers sharing the spotlight with Warhol, Bowie, Lester Bangs, Debbie Harry, and more.
Four musicians from various parts of the country with varied influences found a common bond in Boston as Twisted Pine, and take on some heavy hitters as they release a seven-song EP full of spark, light and irresistible force.