BLONDIE ‎– Blondie

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"Throughout their prolific career, Blondie have solidified their eternal place in music history as one of the greatest bands who pioneered new wave music in the American mid ‘70s scene, melding punk-rock hooks, humorous lyrics and slick musicianship with frontwoman Debby Harry's outstanding voice and charismatic stage presence. 

Before their artistic breakthrough—after singer and songwriter Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein recruited drummer Clem Burke, bassist Gary Valentine, and keyboardist Jimmy Destri—the New-York-based band started performing as a throwback act incorporating ‘60s girl-group influenced sounds, playing in punk clubs such as the CBGB, Max’s Kansas City, and Mothers.

In 1976, Blondie signed their first record deal with Private Stock, a New York-based record label. The group then quickly began to record their debut album with producer Richard Gottehrer. The band launched their eponymous debut album, Blondie, in the final month of 1976.

On Blondie, the band was still discovering and settling into their blueprint sound, which subsequently propelled them to superstar status alongside fellow trailblazing bands like The Ramones and The Cars, then later Talking Heads, Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, and Culture Club...

With the raw, energetic synthesizer, rumbling guitar, fresh harmonies, and the blend of rock and pop coupled with witty, humorous lyrics that at times challenged misogyny and sexism, Blondie’s eponymous album is regarded as the precursor of the new wave sound, rooted within the punk-rock genre..."

- Giulia Bianchi,

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