Artist of the Week (Legend Series) – Blondie

Call Me. Rapture. The Tide is High. Heart of Glass. Denis. Maria. X Offender. Dreaming. Need I say more?

Probably not. But I probably should.

For this month’s installment of the Legend Series, we honor new wave sensation Blondie.

Fronted by blonde bombshell and former Playboy Bunny Debbie Harry, this band came out of the Big Apple and into our hearts! Not only was Harry a hottie, but the band’s music was bad ass.

From the Caribbean/summer feel of “Island of Lost Souls” and “The Tide is High” to rapping in “Rapture” to rocking out to “Call Me” to an implementing an Oldies sound in “Denis” to its new wave-y  “Heart of Glass” and “Dreaming,” Blondie had its sound on lock. And you know what? You could probably argue that any of those songs could go into any other genre, just because every person’s influences came through in each song.

Not only did Blondie leave its footprint in the musical world with its music, but Harry left a stiletto-print of her own. According to an unauthorized biography entitled, “Blondie, From Punk to Present: A Pictorial History,” multiple authors and figures in pop culture saw Harry as the “mother of New Wave.”  Despite this attention though, Harry was modest, reminding us of the other female greats like Patti Smith and Joan Jett. Today we have bad ass chicks like Gwen Stefani, Hayley Williams, Karen O, Brody Dalle, Shirley Manson and Courtney Love who owe their thanks to this great band and front woman who brought its smart rock to the forefront of the music scene in the 70’s.

Harry was the perfect mixture of hot chick with a rockin’ attitude, and for that, we thank her!

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