BLONDIE


"In the Flesh" live




SHORT BIOGRAPHY:

Formed in New York around 1974 by guitarist and singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein. With Jimmy Destri ( keyboards ), bassist Gary Valentine and drummer Clement Burke they recorded their first album "Blondie" released on Private Stock in 1976

The album was quite successful and the general interest in the band made them sign with Chrysalis and their following albums were released on that label. By the time of the release of their second albums "Plastic Letters" early 1978 Valentine had left and Frank Infante (drums ) and Nigel Harrison ( bass ) had joined. Their 3rd album "Parallel Lines" was an international success featuring 3 big hit-singles

Internal trouble and declining succes in the early 1980´s ended with a break-up in 1982. At that time they had released 6 studio albums

In 1998 Harry and Stein rejoined to re-form Blondie with two other previous members, Burke and Destri and they began touring and recording again

Band Members:

Debbie Harri: Born 1945. Lead vocalist and songwriter. Front-figure of the group and key character; and obviously featured on all records

Chris Stein: Born 1950. Lead-guitarist, songwriter and the other key-member. Like Harri he´s featured on all Blondie releases

Jimmy Destri: Born 1954. Keyboards and songwriter. Destri also is featured on all albums

Clement Burke: Born 1955. Drums. Burke also is featured on all albums

Gary Valentine: Bass. Left after the second album in 1977

Frank Infante: Bass and guitar . Joined in 1977 and was in the group until the break-up in 1982

Nigel Harrison: Born 1951. Bass. Joined in 1977 and was in the group until the break-up in 1982


Discography:


1. Blondie - Chrysalis 1977

Tracks:
1. X Offender / 2. Little Girl Lies / 3. In The Flesh / 4. Look Good In Blue / 5. In The Sun / 6. A Shark In Jets Clothing / 7. Man Overboard / 8. Rip Her to Shreds / 9. Rifle Range / 10. Kung Fu Girls / 11. The Attack Of The Giant Ants / 12. Out in The Streets (demo) / 13. The Thin Line (demo) / 14. Platinum Blonde (demo) / 15. X Offender (single version) / 16. In The Sun (single version)
Rating : 7


2. Plastic Letters - Chrysalis 1978

Tracks:
1. Fan Mail / 2. Denis / 3. Bermuda Triangle Blues (Flight 45) / 4. Youth Nabbed As Sniper / 5. Contact In Red Square / 6. (I'm Always Touched By Your) Presence, Dear / 7. I'm On E / 8. I Didn't Have The Nerve To Say No / 9. Love At The Pier / 10. No Imagination / 11. Kidnapper / 12. Detroit 442 / 13. Cautious Lip / 14. Once I Had A Love (The Disco Song 1975) / 15. Scenery / 16. Poets Problem / 17. Detroit 442 (live)
Rating : 6


3. Parallel Lines - Chrysalis 1979

Tracks:
1. Hanging On The Telephone / 2. One Way Or Another / 3. Picture This / 4. Fade Away And Radiate / 5. Pretty Baby / 6. I Know But I Don't Know / 7. 11:59 / 8. Will Anything Happen? / 9. Sunday Girl / 10. Heart Of Glass / 11. I'm Gonna Love You Too / 12. Just Go Away / 13. Once I Had A Love (The Disco Song 1976) / 14. Bang A Gong (Get It On; live) / 15. I Know But I Don't Know (live) / 16. Hanging On The Telephone (live)
Rating : 7


4. Eat To The Beat - Chrysalis 1980

Tracks:
1. Dreaming / 2. The Hardest Part / 3. Union City Blue / 4. Shayla / 5. Eat To The Beat / 6. Accidents Never Happen / 7. Die Young Stay Pretty / 8. Slow Motion / 9. Atomic / 10. Sound-A-Sleep / 11. Victor / 12. Living In The Real World / 13. Die Young Stay Pretty (live) / 14. Seven Rooms Of Gloom (live) / 15. Heroes (live) / 16. Ring Of Fire (live)
Rating : 5


5. Autoamerican - Chrysalis 1981

Tracks:
1. Europa / 2. Live It Up / 3. Here's Looking At You / 4. The Tide Is High / 5. Angels On The Balcony / 6. Go Through It / 7. Do The Dark / 8. Rapture / 9. Faces / 10. T-Birds / 11. Walk Like Me / 12. Follow Me / 13. Call Me (long version) / 14. Suzy & Jeffrey / 15. Rapture (Special Disco Mix)
Rating : 4


6. The Hunter - Chrysalis 1982

Tracks:
1. Orchid Club / 2. Island Of Lost Souls / 3. Dragonfly / 4. For Your Eyes Only / 5. The Beast / 6. War Child / 7. Little Caesar / 8. Danceway / 9. (Can I) Find The Right Words (To Say) / 10. English Boys / 11. The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game / 12. War Child (extended version)
Rating : 4


7. No Exit - Beyond Records 1999

Tracks:
1. Screaming Skin / 2. Forgive and Forget / 3. Maria / 4. No Exit / 5. Double Take / 6. Nothing Is Real But the Girl / 7. Boom Boom in the Zoom Zoom Room / 8. Night Wind Sent / 9. Under the Gun (For Jeffrey Lee Pierce) / 10. Out in the Streets / 11. Happy Dog (For Caggy) / 12. Dream's Lost on Me / 13. Divine / 14. Dig Up the Conjo
Rating :


8. The Curse of Blondie - Chrysalis 2002

Tracks:
1. Screaming Skin / 2. Forgive and Forget / 3. Maria / 4. No Exit / 5. Double Take / 6. Nothing Is Real But the Girl / 7. Boom Boom in the Zoom Zoom Room / 8. Night Wind Sent / 9. Under the Gun (For Jeffrey Lee Pierce) / 10. Out in the Streets / 11. Happy Dog (For Caggy) / 12. Dream's Lost on Me / 13. Divine / 14. Dig Up the Conjo
Rating :
9. Panic of Girls - 2011

Tracks:
1. D-Day / 2. What I Heard / 3. Mother / 4. The End The End / 5. Girlie Girlie / 6. Love Doesn't Frighten Me / 7. Words In My Mouth /8. Sunday Smile / 9. Wipe Off My Sweat / 10. Le Bleu / 11. China Shoes / 12. Horizontal Twist / 13. Mirame
Rating : 6


10. Ghosts of Download - 2013

Tracks:
1. Make a Way / 2. Rave / 3. Drag You Around / 4. Take It Back / 5. Sugar on the Side / 6. Winter / 7. Mile High / 8. Krispy / 9. Color / 10. A Rose by Any Name / 11. Relax / 12. Take Me in the Night / 13. I Screwed Up / 14. Euphoria / 15. Backroom / 16. Ballad
Rating :


11. Pollinator - 2017

Tracks:
1. Doom or Destiny / 2. Long Time / 3. Already Naked / 4. Fun / 5. My Monster / 6. Best Day Ever / 7. Gravity / 8. When I Gave Up on You / 9. Love Level / 10. Too Much / 11. Fragments
Rating :


Essential Albums!

Original albums as listed and rated on “Rate Your Music” - December 25 - 2005

11 Parrellel Lines - 1978
60 Blondie - 1976
62 Eat to the Beat - 1979
91 Plastic Letters - 1977
146 Autoamerican - 1980
409 Hunter - 1982
418 No Exit - 1999
579 Curse of Blondie - 2003
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My Suggestion For a 80 minutes (app.) Best Of Compilation:


1. Picture This ( Harri/Stein/Destri ) Parallel Lines
2. In The Flesh ( Harri/Stein ) Blondie
3. Sunday Girl ( Stein ) Parallel Lines
4. English Boys ( Harri/Stein ) The Hunter
5. Denis ( Levinson ) Plastic Letters
6. Little Girl Lies ( Harri ) Blondie
7. X-Offender ( Harri/Valentine ) Blondie
8. Bermuda Triangle Blues ( Stein ) Plastic Letters
9. 11.59 ( Destri ) Parallel Lines
10. Sound Asleep ( Harri/Stein ) Eat To The Beat
11. Shayla ( Stein ) Eat To The Beat
12. For Your Eyes Only ( Harri/Stein ) The Hunter
13. Susie and Jeffrey ( Harri/Harrison ) Single 1980
14. Angels on The Balcony ( Davis/Destri ) Autoamerican
15. The Tide Is High ( Holt ) Autoamerican
16. Dreaming ( Harri/Stein ) Eat To The Beat
17. Die Young, Stay Pretty ( Harri/Stein ) Eat To The Beat
18. Atomic ( Harri/Destri ) Eat To The Beat
19. I´m Gonna Love You Too ( Mauldin/Sullivan/Petty ) Parallel Lines
20. Presence Dear ( Valentine ) Plastic Letters
21. In The Sun ( Stein ) Blondie
22. Rifle Range ( Stein/Toast ) Blondie
23. Fan Mail ( Destri ) Plastic Letters
24. No Imaginations ( Destri ) Plastic Letters
25. Hanging On The Telephone ( Lee ) Parallel Lines
26. Heart Of Glass ( Harri/Stein ) Parallel Lines
27. Union City Blue ( Harri/Harrison ) Eat To The Beat
28. Slowmotion ( Davis/Destri ) Eat To The Beat
29. Go Through It ( Harri/Stein ) Autoamerican
30. Do The Dark ( Destri ) Autoamerican
31. What I Heard ( Katz Bohen ) Panic of Girls
32. The End The End ( Harry ) Panic of Girls
33. Girlie Girlie ( Davis ) Panic of Girls
34. Sunday Smile ( Condon ) Panic of Girls
35. China Shoes ( Harry ) Panic of Girls
36. Call Me ( Harri/Moroder ) Single 1980

LINKS:

The Official Blondie

The Blondie Archieve




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