The much anticipated album by Blondie will be released on May 30th in conjunction with Future Publishing in the form of a Blondie Fan Pack.
The Album entitled ‘Panic of Girls’ will be the bands ninth studio album following ‘The Curse of Blondie’, which was released in 2003.
Debbie, Chris and Clem have once again united together to create the new album, produced by Jeff Saltzman (The Killers) and Kato Khandwala
(My Chemical Romance, Papa Roach). The new album promises to encapsulate the true character and spirit of the sound of Blondie. The
album was written and recorded in a number of locations in the US, including New York, New Jersey and Los Angeles.
The single ‘Mother’ received a first play on the Ken Bruce show on BBC Radio 2 on Thursday 17th March 2011. It is to be released on May 23rd
The album will be available to buy as a digital download on May 30th. The album will also be made available as a ‘Fanpack’ on May 30th
complete with two extra bonus tracks and a 132 page deluxe magazine which charts the recording of the album and celebrates the band’s rich
history and includes many never before seen pictures from Blondie’s own archive. Following this, the sole album will be released on July 4th
The Blondie ‘Fanpack’ is a collaboration between Blondie and Future Publishing and will be distributed in an innovative new way to over 3000
non-traditional music retail outlets on the high street including WHSmith, Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda, Waitrose and all main newsagents, plus
traditional partners such as HMV, Play and Amazon.
In addition to the launch of ‘Panic of Girls’, Blondie will be touring the UK and Europe this summer, playing a selection of the biggest and best
festivals, as well as a number of headline dates. They’ll be sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in music today such as Coldplay,
Foo Fighters, Scissor Sisters, Jessie J, Weezer, Bruno Mars and more.
Inducted into the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006, Blondie emerged as the great pop icons of New York's celebrated late '70s
new wave punk scene by defying easy categorization. They wrote great rock hooks and brilliant, ironic lyrics. They had the hippest clothes and
the coolest hair. Debbie Harry went from the pages of Punk magazine to being on the cover of just about every mainstream publication on the
The original Blondie was formed in 1974 by art student/guitarist Chris Stein and ex-folkie and ex-Max's Kansas City waitress, vocalist/songwriter
Deborah Harry. Drummer Clem Burke and keyboard player Jimmy Destri joined in 1975. The band played the fabled New York downtown circuit
of CBGB's, Max's Kansas City and Mothers, amassing a major following before recording their first album Blondie in 1976 for the Private Stock
label. It was released in 1977 and was well received as the band toured in support of Iggy Pop and David Bowie.
In the summer of 1977, they released their second album, Plastic Letters, and toured Europe and Asia. In March '78, the single "Denis" hit #2 in
the U.K. That summer, the band worked with producer Mike Chapman to hone their radio sound and create the album Parallel Lines, with the
single "Picture This" going #12 in the U.K. and the follow-up, "Hanging on the Telephone," hitting #5. Blondie had their first #1 record in the U.S.
with "Heart of Glass," which also sold over a million copies in the U.K., with the album moving more than 20 million copies worldwide. The fourth
single from Parallel Lines, "Sunday Girl," also hit #1 in the U.K.
In September 1979, the band's fourth album, Eat to the Beat, was released, along with the first-ever album-length video. Before year's end,
Blondie continued their chart presence in the U.K. with the #2 hit "Dreaming." By February '80, they landed another #1 U.K. single in "Atomic"
and two months later scaled the U.S. charts a second time with "Call Me," from the Paul Schrader film, American Gigolo. Before the end of the
year, Eat to the Beat was certified platinum.
The fifth Blondie album, Autoamerican, produced the #1 U.K. smash, "The Tide Is High," which duplicated that feat in the U.S. The band
appeared on the popular TV show Solid Gold, and soon the album was solid platinum. Debbie released her first solo album, Koo Koo, produced
by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards of Chic and featuring a cover by H.R. Giger, the Academy Award winning sci-fi artist who created the
The band produced The Hunter in 1982, which included the single "Island of Lost Souls," their final U.S. hit before Chris was felled by a rare and
often fatal genetic disease, which led to a sudden hiatus for the group.
Debbie went on to appear in numerous films and plays and to create music in various contexts. In recent years she has been the featured
vocalist of the Jazz Passengers. Jimmy left music for a while to become a family man and contractor. Chris produced various bands in New
York. Clem continued to record and tour with top acts. Sixteen years later the band members were used to being apart, but miraculously they
were still talking. The friendships were still there. The doors were ajar. Responding to a request, they reformed to play a concert and had so
much fun and found so much chemistry remaining that they decided to try to make some new music. That worked out so well that they re-
formed and made a new album, No Exit, the seventh Blondie studio album, produced by Craig Leon, who had actually produced the band's first
single, "X-Offender," and worked on the first album assisting producer Richard Gottehrer.
No Exit was a perfect, up-to-date evolution of Blondie - a great collection of perfectly crafted pop songs. The trademark elements were still
there: that perfect, propulsive beat; Debbie's unmistakable voice, seductive, soulful yet ironic; atmospheric keyboards, sometimes lush,
sometimes eerie; and brilliantly articulated guitar lines. It was an auspicious return, highlighted by the hit "Maria," which went to #1 in 14
countries. The album sold more than two million units worldwide and, behind it, the band completed two tours of the U.S, the U.K. and Europe.
The band returned with The Curse of Blondie, their 11th album, featuring 14 powerful new songs - probably the most musically varied and
experimental album in the group's history.
Blondie's Live By Request CD and DVD came out on September 14, 2004, and the band released their Greatest Hits: Sight and Sound CD/DVD
in the U.K. (which quickly went gold) to coincide with a British tour in November-December 2005. The package came out in the U.S. in spring
2006 on Capitol/EMI Music Catalog Marketing. Aside from including the groundbreaking videos made by the group between 1977-1982, the
CD/DVD features the bonus track and video of "Rapture Riders," a mash-up of "Rapture" and The Doors' "Riders on the Storm." The group's
Capitol/EMI Music Catalog Marketing release, The Best of Blondie, has been certified double platinum by the RIAA for sales of more than two
million. One of the plaques was auctioned off to raise money to help the legendary CBGB's club in an attempt to stave off eviction from its
In 2008, EMI celebrated the 30-year anniversary of Blondie’s Parallel Lines with a re-release of the iconic album that gave the band their first
#1 hit in the U.S., “Heart of Glass,” and went on to sell over 20 million copies – an extraordinary feat achieved only by an elite club of artists.
The reissue contains all the original classic tracks, along with instrumental versions, some vintage recordings previously available only on vinyl,
plus exclusive video content. The timeless band that broke records and crossed boundaries with their unique style and music hit the road for a
tour that took them across the U.S. and Europe throughout the summer. Debbie is rightfully proud of the band’s hard work and accolades: “The
guys have gotten really good at what they do. I mean, they always were good players and songwriters, but I think now you could say they’re
What I Heard
The End The End
Love Doesn’t Frighten Me
Words in My Mouth
Wipe Off My Sweat
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