Have A Rap-Ture Xmas With BLONDIE & FAB 5 FREDDY

Daily electricity to load your batteries

28 November 2021

Debbie Hary and Chris Stein teamed up with hip-hop pioneer
FAB 5 FREDDY
(real name: Fred Brathwaite) for a Xmas rework
off their 1981 hit The Rapture and named it Yuletide Throwdown.

Debbie: “It has been an impossible amount of time since I believed in Santa
Claus, but I could very well believe again if he was Freddy Brathwaite!! Some
of my best times have been making music with Chris Stein and Freddy B.”

Chris: “Freddy has done as much as any multi-platinum
selling Hip-Hop star to promote rap culture.”

Let’s rap it up, folks…

BLONDIE: Facebook

Happy Birthday To Pin-Up Pop Queen DEBBIE HARRY!

1 July 2021

Angela Trimble aka the ultimate pin-up pop queen Debbie Harry
was born in Miami on 1 July 1945. Happy 76 to Blondie‘s first lady.

Picture this: a Sunday Girl with a Heart Of Glass always Hanging On
The Telephone
, one way or another, causing Rapture when the Tide Is
High
and always Dreaming of Denis who Ripped Her To Shreads. Please
Call Me, Debbie, In The Flesh.

Three top Debbie moments…

– SUNDAY GIRL –

– DENIS –

– HEART OF GLASS –

DEBBIE HARRY: Bio

(photo on top: Cover of Debbie/Blondie book called ‘Picture This’)

Coming Soon – Live Vinyl EP ‘VIVIR EN LA HABANA’ By BLONDIE

19 June 2021

Band: BLONDIE
Active: 1974–1982, 1997–present
11 studio albums (so far)

New EP: VIVIR EN LA HABANA
Info: Live versions of 6 Blondie songs recorded when
the band played in Cuba for the very first time in 2019.
It’s the soundtrack to the Short Docu of the same name,
which premiered some days ago in the UK.

The Tide Is High
Long Time
Wipe Off My Sweat
Heart Of Glass
Rapture
Dreaming

Out: 16 July 2021
Order info: here
Taster: The Tide Is High

BLONDIE: Website

Out 16th July

BLONDIE Released Their Debut Single ‘X OFFENDER’ 45 Years Ago Today

Top singles from the past…

17 June 2021

Band: Blondie
Active: 1974–1982, 1997–present

Single: X Offender
B-side: In The Sun
Released: 17 June 1976 – 45 years ago today

Album: Self-titled debut

Here comes Debbie

I saw you standing on the corner, you looked so big and fine
I really wanted to go out with you, so when you smiled
I laid my heart on the line

BLONDIE:  Website – Facebook

This Day In 1978 BLONDIE Peaked At No 2 In The UK With Smash Hit ‘DENIS’

Top singles from the past…

14 March 2021

Band: BLONDIE
Active: 1974–1982, 1997–present

Single: DENIS
Released: February 1978.
Score: #2 in the UK on 14 March 1978,
43 years ago today

Note 1: The song was written
by musician Neil Levenson in 1963
Note 2: It was Kate Bush who was
on the number one spot with her
ghostly debut 7″ ‘Wuthering Heights‘.

Oh Denis, ooh-be-do, I’m in love with you
Denis, ooh-be-do, I’m in love with you
Denis, ooh-be-do, I’m in love with you

The original

BLONDIE: Facebook

BLONDIE Topped The US Singles Charts With ‘THE TIDE IS HIGH’ 40 Years Ago Today

Top singles from the past

31 January 2021

Band: BLONDIE

Song: THE TIDE IS HIGH
Actually written by Jamaican artist John Holt in 1967 and
performed by The Paragons, with Holt as lead singer.

Score: The single topped the US Singles chart on
31 January 1981, 40 years ago today

Album: Autoamerican – fifth LP

Here we go…

BLONDIE: Facebook

And here’s the John Holt (in the middle) original performed with The Paragons

BIG BLASTS FROM THE PAST – 5 Classic Albums Turning 45 In 2021

These 5 classic LP’s turn 45 in 2021

– BLONDIE – BLONDIE

Released: 10 December 1976 – debut LP
Rolling Stone wrote: “Everything is sung by Deborah Harry, possessor of a bombshell zombie’s voice that can sound dreamily seductive and woodenly Mansonite within the same song. It’s an interesting combination and forces all the songs on Blondie to work on at least two levels: as peppy but rough pop, and as distanced, artless avant-rock.”

Stream here…

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– RAMONES – RAMONES

Released: 23 April 1976 – debut LP
AllMusic wrote: “With the three-chord assault of “Blitzkrieg Bop,” Ramones begins at a blinding speed and never once over the course of its 14 songs does it let up. The Ramones is all about speed, hooks, stupidity, and simplicity. The songs are imaginative reductions of early rock & roll, girl-group pop, and surf rock.”

Bop here…

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– STUPIDITY – DR. FEELGOOD

Released: 15 September 1976 – third LP
AllMusic wrote: “Comprised of recordings taken from 1975 tours, the live Stupidity finally captures the relentless, hard-driving energy of Dr. Feelgood at their peak. All the music on Stupidity is presented raw and without overdubs, making it clear that the dynamic friction between guitarist Wilko Johnson and vocalist Lee Brilleaux could propel the band toward greatness.”

Go nuts here…

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– DESIRE – BOB DYLAN

Released: 5 January 1976 – 17th LP
Rolling Stone said: “In typical Dylan style, the follow-up to Blood on the Tracks was mostly bashed out in one all-night New York session, fueled by tequila. “Sara,” his account of his crumbling marriage, and the politically charged “Hurricane” highlight the last great album
he’d make for many years.”

Here comes the hurricane

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– HOTEL CALIFORNIA – EAGLES

Released: 8 December 1976 – fifth LP
Billboard said: “The casually beautiful, quietly-intense multileveled vocal harmonies
and brilliant original songs that meld solid emotional words with lovely melody lines
are all back in force, keeping the Eagles at the acme of acoustic electric soft rock.”

You can check out any time you like,
but you can never leave!…

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