You changed from your recent Personal Chart! I also find Eat to have my three faves on there and the album probably sounds more modern than PL, but ultimately it just doesn't have the mastery of craft of Lines.Dreams wrote:Call it a FLUKE or what you will, but I ultimately voted for EAT TO THE BEAT, I'm LOVING it these days and the fact that it contains four of my top ten Blondie songs (three of which are in the top three) is reason enough...although my mouse did hover over PARALLEL LINES for a good few moments.
You must at least investigate their greatest hits or best of, any music fan I think would enjoy it..they crossed so many genre lines from punk to new wave to pop to disco to rock to rap to jazz to funk etc.volver wrote:I dont actually own any of their albums but I'm familar with most of their singles. The French version of Sunday Girl is amazing
doneBlondini wrote:Could you make this a Deborah Harry thread also?
Seems pointless to start a solo thread knowing it won't get many replies.
I am so used to the album version that I prefer that, I think the 'da da da etc etc's add some bittersweet feeling to the song, cause since it's primarily DISCO people tend to overlook the fact that the song has some sad tones about it. But definitely, the 2 minutes of 'da da da's are unnecessary, 20 seconds and a fade out would've been sufficient....save that overlong stuff for the remixes.NothingFails wrote:to be honest, while I love PL and the song in question, I hate the album version of Heart Of Glass with the long "da da da, duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh-uh-uh, da da da...." fadeout for two minutes. I actually replaced that on my iPod with the Best Of Blondie version, I love that version which has the instrumental synth/drum fadeout that IMO puts a better cap on the song than the male backing vocals singing it over and over and over and over for two minutes.
I LOVE the Atomic and Union City Blue mixes by Diddy (not THAT one- the one that forced him to go for a "P" in the UK!).Dreams wrote:God those '95 remixes were an abomination...
They are just tainted versions of the originals, I think... some songs (like most of Blondie's discography) just shouldn't ever be remixed.NothingFails wrote:I generally love remixes but those mid-90's Blondie remixes did nothing for me. But I suppose it did do it's job, they did in a sense introduce Blondie to a new generation, but the originals are so much better.