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Debbie Harry Goes Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls

Roy Trakin, Hit Parader, December 1981

WHEN WE LAST left Blondie's Chris Stein and Deborah Harry back in December, Autoamerican had just been released. Owlishly-wise Chris was predicting it would get played on all the black radio stations. Sure enough, with two chart-topping singles, one reggae-based ('The Tide Is High'), the other rap, born on the South Bronx streets, ('Rapture') Autoamerican proved Blondie's crossover potential on the street, where it counts.

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