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Blondie: All Aboard For Funtime!

Profile and Interview by Kris Needs, ZigZag, August 1977

FUN! IT'S A word which keeps coming back when you try and describe Blondie – live or on record. ...

Debbie Harry: A Chat with the Punk Pop Queen!

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Daily Express, 2000

WHAT A difference a year makes. The last time I spoke with Debbie Harry she was gearing up for the release of the first Blondie ...

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Blondie's Debbie Harry (2003)

Interview by Chris Roberts, Rock's Backpages Audio, July 2003

Elle ne regrette rien: La Harry on Blondie then and now, NYC then and now, on art and movies, on Chris Stein, and on the latest Blondie album The Curse of Blondie

File format: mp3; in 2 parts, total file sizes: 64.7meg, total interview length: 1h 10' 38" sound quality: **

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New York: The Sound Of '75

Report by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, November 1975

"BEAT ON the brat, beat on the brat, beat on the brat with a baseball bat..." ...

Blondie: Blondie (Private Stock PS2023, Import)**

Review by Giovanni Dadomo, Sounds, January 1977

This gentleman doesn't prefer Blondie ...

Blondie: Blondie (Private Stock)

Review by Greg Shaw, Phonograph Record, February 1977

THE FIRST TIME I saw Blondie she was incredible. ...

The Babys (Chrysalis CHR 1129); Blondie (Private Stock PS 2023)

Review by Toby Goldstein, Crawdaddy!, March 1977

PUNK HARLOW WITH THE BABYS ...

Blondie: Blondie (Private Stock)

Review by Robot A. Hull, Creem, April 1977

THIS BLONDIE SURE AIN’T NO BUMSTEAD! MORE MUSTARD THAN ANY DAGWOOD SANDWICH! Alright, all y’all lokul yokuls out there in hickland splittin’ yer sides at ...

NY Punk

Report by Kris Needs, ZigZag, April 1977

Well, we got through to the second issue despite opposition from the hippies. Anyway, here we are...and it's about time we went Over The Top ...

Blondie: At Last, The Sound Of 1970!

Profile and Interview by Richard Cromelin, Sounds, April 1977

WHAT BETTER way to introduce Blondie's bombshell Deborah Harry as she takes the stage at the Whisky in Hollywood than to use one of the ...

Blondie: Max's Kansas City and The Palladium, NYC

Live Review by Miles, New Musical Express, April 1977

MAX'S KANSAS CITY has become a tourist rip-off joint – $5 admission and no way to see anything unless you booked a table. ...

Television/Blondie: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Pete Makowski, Sounds, June 1977

Television: I preferred the other channel ...

Blondie Around The World

Interview by Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, November 1977

They like to think of themselves as "pop punks." In America most of the attention paid Blondie is focused on namesake Debbie Harry, whose blonde ...

Peroxide Pop-Rock: Blondie: Plastic Letters (Chrysalis) *****

Review by Jane Suck, Sounds, January 1978

I'VE WAITED months for this album and now I 've got it (white label and unfinished sleeve, vinyl junkies!) ...

Plastic Love: A Day with Blondie

Report by Kris Needs, ZigZag, February 1978

SO SUDDENLY it's in to have fun. The very same self-styled prophets who fell over their spanking new bondage strides last year to tell the ...

Blondie, Advertising: St. George's Hall, Blackburn

Live Review by Peter Silverton, Sounds, March 1978

SWEET LITTLE Debbie Harry sure has come on in the world. Only 32 and already she's got a single in the charts and the wish ...

Blondie: Plastic Letters

Review by Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, April 1978

It would be a laughable understatement to say that lots has happened to Blondie (the group) since their previous album appeared slightly over 12 months ...

Blondie: Starwood, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Mark Cooper, Record Mirror, May 1978

They still don't know who Blondie is in LA ...

Blondie: Parallel Lines (Chrysalis)

Review by Alan Betrock, New York Rocker, September 1978

BLONDIE IS NOT a fun group and the age of innocence is over. True or False? I'm reviewing Side Two first because no side was ...

Mike Chapman: Producer

Interview by Harold Bronson, New York Rocker, September 1978

PRODUCER MIKE Chapman, once removed from his baronial digs in the hillier regions of Beverly Hills and ensconced in the recording studio, sheds his bemused ...

Blondie And The Beast

Interview by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, September 1978

DEBBIE HARRY: a few more brisk calculations in the dry equation, and she will be a star. A household name. An object. An illusion. Well ...

Blondie: Parallel Lines

Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, September 1978

I JUST decided there is no such thing as Art Rock; all there is is different levels of commerciality. ...

Blondie: Parallel Lines (Chrysalis)

Review by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, September 1978

BLONDIE'S third album seems designed to cater for two distinct requirements: a) to satisfy the near-hysterical cries for the pure pop of the band's debut ...

From Blondie With Love…

Interview by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, September 1978

CLEM BURKE offers a rather intriguing analogy about his band: Blondie are now playing the roles patented earlier this decade by Gary Glitter, T. Rex ...

Blondie: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, September 1978

Y'WANNA HEAR a plangent melody? Forget it, Blondie are a rock 'n' roll band who have (at last) gotten to the point where they can ...

Blondie: Parallel Line Fever!

Report and Interview by Kris Needs, ZigZag, October 1978

BLONDIEEEE!!!! IT'S just yards between the stage door and the coach but feels much more as the waiting hordes grab, shout and thrust bits of ...

Chinn & Chapman: Ballroom Blitz & Hearts of Glass

Interview by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, March 1979

Mike Chapman began with Mud and Sweet, disappeared when glitter-rock went cold, and came back to make the new wave palatable for America with the ...

Blondie: Fear Of Frying

Interview by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, March 1979

While 'Heart Of Glass' seems about to repeat its British success in America, via the disco connection, Debbie Harry and Chris Stein stay home in ...

Blondie: More Males Per Oxide

Profile and Interview by Mark Cooper, Record Mirror, April 1979

EVER HEARD the one about New Yorkers in Los Angeles? Well there's more than one, as Woody Allen knows, and Blondie have a few on ...

Blondie Plucks Her Legs

Interview by Nick Tosches, Creem, June 1979

DEBORAH HARRY, formerly of Hawthorne, New Jersey, sits there. Deborah Harry, who arrived at the Seventies from the Sixties in a Camaro, eats tuna salad ...

Blondie: They're A Group! Not A Girl!

Comment by Howie Klein, Relix, June 1979

SEE THE PICTURE of the blonde? That's Debbie Harry. That's NOT Blondie. Blondie's Clem Burke (drums), Jimmy Destri (keyboards), Debbie Harry (vocals), Nigel Harrison (bass), ...

Deborah Harry: Platinum Blondie

Interview by Glenn O'Brien, Interview, June 1979

DEBORAH HARRY is the singer in a band called BLONDIE. In recent weeks one of their songs, 'HEART OF GLASS' has been the number one ...

Blondie: Pinecrest Theater, Shelton, Connecticut

Live Review by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, July 1979

BLONDIE'S US tour should provide some interesting results when it ends in eight weeks' time. It could, for instance, determine just how willing American audiences ...

Blondie News

Report by Roy Trakin, New York Rocker, August 1979

JUST A SCANT eight months ago, Blondie the group was seemingly nowhere. Their third album (and second for Chrysalis), Parallel Lines, was languishing in the ...

Blondie: Eat To The Beat (Chrysalis)

Review by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, September 1979

BLONDES have more fun. They also sometimes sell more records. This puts our subject in a rather invidious position. ...

Blondie: Your Instrument Is Your Body

Interview by Davitt Sigerson, Melody Maker, December 1979

PEOPLE REMEMBER the face as they see it in photographs, that's axiomatic. And her face possesses that photographic stillness even in life – not as ...

Debbie Harry: Rhapsody in Blonde

Report and Interview by Philip Norman, Sunday Times, 1980

IN A TALL, draughty brownstone house, off New York's Second Avenue, preparations are afoot to videotape a sequence for Blondie's new single record, 'Rapture'. The ...

Blondie: Eat To The Beat (Chrysalis)

Review by Richard Riegel, Creem, January 1980

TOUCHED BY YOUR PRESENTS, DEARS ...

Blondie: Harrykiri

Report and Interview by Garry Bushell, Sounds, January 1980

FROM WHERE I'm sitting Chris Stein looks like a chubbier version of Paul Foot, his tousled hair spilling over the thick black frames of his ...

Blondie/Meatloaf: Meat To The Beat

Report and Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, February 1980

AUSTIN, TX – Talk about incongruity. Here we are speeding down a Texas highway, sun blazing overhead. We're in a van, naturally – the only ...

The Art Of Class: Behind The Blondie Invasion!

Interview by Kris Needs, ZigZag, February 1980

THREE O'CLOCK on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Debbie Harry and Chris Stein have just got up and the hotel breakfast is being wheeled in. ...

Blondie: Pure Gloss

Interview by Rosalind Russell, Record Mirror, February 1980

Now we can get back to those sexist headlines. Debbie Harry knows you need that to front a band, but don't forget the music and ...

Dinner With Blondie... and William Burroughs

Interview by Victor Bockris, New Music News, May 1980

2010 NOTE: I taped this dinner party for William Burroughs, Debbie Harry and Chris Stein for my book With William Burroughs: A Report from the ...

Blondie: Gimme Shelter

Interview by Rosalind Russell, Record Mirror, August 1980

BLONDIE will head for the hills if there's a nuclear attack. ROSALIND RUSSELL will whitewash the windows and wrap her head in a towel. What ...

Blondie: Autoamerican

Review by Cynthia Rose, New Musical Express, November 1980

IT WAS late in the '30s when New York cemented its claim as America's most energetic and insistent symbol of urban eroticism and urbane careerism. ...

Blondie: Autoamerican

Review by Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, February 1981

THE GENERAL PUBLIC is no doubt familiar with the Blondie story: from Bowery pop-punks to mid-American Euroschmaltzers and product endorsers. What was once a band ...

If Music Be The Food Of Love Play On: Domestic Bliss with Debbie and Chris, or: “Not Tonight Dear I Have a Headache”

Report and Interview by Roy Trakin, Hit Parader, June 1981

ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE, 'Rapture' will occur when Jesus Christ returns to retrieve a third of the Earth's population for the Kingdom of Heaven, leaving ...

The Chick Side of Blondie

Interview by Andy Schwartz, New York Rocker, June 1981

...AND SO IT came to pass, in the first months of 1981, that the white rock and roll band called Blondie appeared in the Top ...

Blondie: Do Greenheads Have More Fun?

Interview by Chris Salewicz, Creem, December 1981

DEBBIE & CHRIS GO KOO KOO CHIC! ...

Debbie Harry Goes Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls

Report and Interview by 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 ...

Animal House: Chris Stein, Blondie, and Animal Records

Interview by Cynthia Rose, New Musical Express, 1982

MUSICIAN/PHOTOGRAPHER Chris Stein has spent the last four years becoming what some Americans consider "a compulsive over-achiever", and others call 'an enthusiast'. ...

Chinn and Chapman

Book Excerpt by John Tobler, Stuart Grundy, 'The Record Producers', 1982

THE YEARS BETWEEN 1971 and 1975 were tucked between psychedelia on the one hand and punk rock on the other, and while they featured country ...

The Bowery Beat: CBGBs and All That

Retrospective by Tom Hibbert, History of Rock, The, 1982

FROM 1970 ONWARDS, the US rock mainstream grew increasingly staid, predictable and unimaginative. On the surface, the American scene appeared to offer nothing but sleepy ...

Blondie: The Hunter (Chrysalis)**½

Review by Betty Page, Sounds, May 1982

The lumber of the beast ...

Blondie: Making Tracks And The Art Of Parties

Report by Kris Needs, ZigZag, July 1982

THE B2 ART GALLERY is oddly situated in derelict Thameside structures off Wapping's hysterically termed High Street. But no rundown jungle on the other side ...

Blondie: Pumping Vinyl

Interview by Jim Green, Trouser Press, September 1982

BLONDIE IS the new wave success story, from Bowery boys-and girl-to glamorous chart-toppers. Yet the band has never felt it had to toe any musical ...

Debbie's Back: Debbie Harry

Interview by Glenn O'Brien, Spin, January 1986

Debbie Harry and Chris Stein talk about Blondie, wrestling, disease, record rating, show biz, fear, and fantasy. ...

Meet The Family: Ramones, Blondie, Talking Heads

Report and Interview by Mat Snow, Q, October 1990

There's Debbie, and there's Tina and, let's see, there's little Joey, hasn't he grown? Then there's and Chris and, uh, Chris... From the shadowy ...

Debbie Harry: Three Times A Lady

Interview by Tom Hibbert, Q, August 1993

DATELINE: MAY 28, 1977. There she stood, growling, upon the stage of the Hammersmith Odeon with her skinny-tied boys around her. ...

Blondie In Retrospect

Retrospective by Susan Compo, MOJO, October 1994

AS NORMAN MAILER ONCE SAID, "All blondes are natural blondes." Look it up in any book of pop quotes and you'll probably find a picture ...

Blondie: Plastic Letters, Autoamerican, The Hunter Deborah Harry: Koo Koo, Rockbird, Def Dumb And Blonde

Review by Susan Compo, MOJO, October 1994

AS NORMAN MAILER ONCE SAID, "ALL blondes are natural blondes." Look it up in any book of pop quotes and you'll probably find a picture ...

Blondie

Profile by Phil Sutcliffe, Heat, 1999

Picture this: Debbie Harry, at 25, all cheek bones, blonde hair and cool – and spending her days with a pinnie and a Hoover cleaning ...

Blondie: The Misfits

Retrospective and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, February 1999

"And you don’t stop/Do the punk rock..." ...

Blondie: London Sound Republic

Live Review by Terry Staunton, Uncut, March 1999

MADONNA turned 40 last year and marked the occasion with the most critically-acclaimed album of her career. The biggest selling single in the UK was ...

Blondie: Reissues

Review by Ian MacDonald, Uncut, November 2001

New York new wave pop pasticheurs repackaged ...

10 Questions for Debbie Harry

Interview by Edward Helmore, MOJO, November 2002

WHEN YOU FIRST came to New York in the late '60s you worked as a waitress at Max's Kansas City. An eye opener? ...

Debbie Harry: In A Lonely Place

Interview by Nick Hasted, Independent, The, September 2003

IN THEIR POMP, Blondie were a one-band production line of beautiful, brash singles, each subtly hand-finished to find another angle on their signature, streamlined sound. ...

Deborah Harry: Art Of Class

Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, November 2003

Twenty-five years after Deborah — nee Debbie — Harry became the Warholian pop art fantasy made flesh, Blondie, progenitors of New York cool, are back ...

Blondie: Blonde on Blonde

Interview by David Sinclair, Independent, The, July 2006

WHEN BLONDIE were admitted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, earlier this year, it seemed about time. After thirty million ...

Debbie Harry: Never Fade Away

Interview by Stephen Dalton, Times, The, April 2007

BEFORE Madonna, before Courtney Love and Shirley Manson, before Karen O and Beth Ditto, there was Debbie Harry. ...

Debbie Harry

Profile and Interview by Lucy O'Brien, MOJO, October 2007

DEBORAH HARRY'S road manager is a tall Californian called Machine. He has a moustache, a firm handshake, and is ineffably polite. "Deborah will be with ...

Blondie

Retrospective by Kris Needs, MOJO, February 2008

SEPTEMBER 15, 1978, BIRMINGHAM. Blondie are on form tonight and they know it. Although the previous day's Manchester gig saw screaming adulation and post-gig mobbing, ...

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