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20 Hits of the '80s You Might Not Have Known Are Covers

There were many hit cover versions in the '80s, some of well-known originals, and some that fans may be surprised are covers.

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Blondie - "Fun" (Singles Going Steady)

Androgyny, glitter, and good music make for an excellent combination and a great time, and Blondie somehow seems to have the same sky high energy it always has.

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'Shot!' Mick Rock Documentary at Tribeca + After Party (Photos)

Following the world premiere of SHOT! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock, attendees were invited to an after party which featured the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and some special guests.

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Michael Des Barres Puts His Heart on His Sleeve for 'The Key to the Universe'

With his new album, the veteran British singer/actor delivers a set of spirited and emotional rock and roll.

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Debbie Harry Begins Café Carlyle Run

New York icon Debbie Harry begins her run of performances at Café Carlyle this week.

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The Woman Who Had the Front-Row Seat to the Height of Basquiat's Career

The story of Jean-Michel Basquiat's longtime companion lets us see him as more than merely a brilliant artist.

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Blondie: Blondie 4(0) Ever

At 68 legendary Blondie front woman Debbie Harry just wants to dance. And what's wrong with that? The ghost in the machine has a good ear.

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Counterbalance No. 121: Blondie's 'Parallel Lines'

The 121st most acclaimed album of all time is cold as ice cream but still as sweet. Dry your eyes, Sunday girl, and join us for another edition of Counterbalance.

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Your Anti-Valentine's Day Playlist.

Down With Valentine’s Day! A Playlist for the Rest of Us.

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Blondie: Panic of Girls

Both instant gratification and an acquired taste, Panic of Girls finds Blondie as unpredictable as ever.

Christian John Wikane
Music

Erosion Nearly Complete, Music Industry Begins Reconstruction at SXSW 2010

SXSW conference attendees took a workmanlike “how-to” approach to discussing new revenue streams, replacing the “what do we do now?” tone of recent years.

Dennis Shin
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Deborah Harry: Koo Koo/Def, Dumb & Blonde

Koo Koo (1981) and Def, Dumb & Blonde (1989) find Deborah Harry breaking convention and aiming for that elusive hit.

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Blondie: Parallel Lines

Make no mistake, Parallel Lines is a classic album, but Capitol has sunk to new lows on this seriously flawed Deluxe Collector's Edition.

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"Acufunkture" Revisited: An Interview with Nile Rodgers

Record Mirror called Debbie Harry's KooKoo "riveting". Smash Hits called it "dull". PopMatters speaks with the man behind a notoriously misunderstood album and why listeners didn't even remove the shrink-wrap.

Christian John Wikane
Music

Get Ready for Her Sexy Battle: An Interview with Deborah Harry

The doyenne of New York's downtown scene gets "dirty and deep" with her fifth solo album. Harry talks to PopMatters and we offer a guide to her solo years.

Christian John Wikane
Music

Blondie: Eat to the Beat

Almost half a million YouTube views later, Blondie's Eat to the Beat video receives a long awaited release on DVD with (yet another) remastered CD.

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Blondie: Greatest Hits: Sound & Vision

Listening to all these songs in a row provides a reminder of what a great band Blondie was in its heyday, blessed with well-constructed songs, powerful vocals, concise playing, and great production.

Charlotte Robinson

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