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Blondie – Dreaming & Heart Of Glass

An evening pause: Two songs, performed live October 5, 1979. Deborah Harry is of course amazing (despite her inserting a silly politically-correct anti-nuke message during the second song), but watch the other musicians, especially the drummer.

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3 comments

  • That. kids, was before Auto-Tune, when singers actually had be able to, you know, sing. And holy mackerel, the drummer is flat bringing it!

  • she was way ahead of her time, very innovative, loved her music!

  • Dwight Decker

    I reently saw something in the entertainment news to the effect that Deborah Harry was mistaken for Lindsay Lohan on the street somewhere. Considering that Harry is about forty years older than Lohan, it either says something very good about Debbie or something not so good about Lindsay…

    As for singers’ inserted messages, I just watched a collection of videos by Belinda Carlisle of the Go-Gos, and it ends with an on-screen text urging the viewer to get involved in some environmentalist cause because we only have ten years to save the planet. This appeared in 1990. (It may have even been a worthy cause, I don’t know, but crying wolf does tend to diminish one’s effectiveness…)

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