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Thursday, May 20, 2004

New Review

Blondie - The Curse of Blondie

The Curse of Blondie is definitely quirky, which is what you expect from Blondie. They've done songs about armored car heists (The Hardest Part), alien invaders (Attack of the Giant Ants) and espionage (Contact in Red Square), after all.
With Blondie you can expect anything.

The CD opens with Shakedown, yet another song where Debbie tries to rap. She did it great years ago in Rapture, but in this song it seems like she's trying too hard.
The retro-disco song Good Boys is infectious and one of the best songs on the CD.
The next track Undone is classic Blondie, sounding like a song that should have been on 1979's Eat to the Beat.
Magic (Asadoya Yunta) is a haunting beautiful song that showcases Harry's voice beautifully as does the ethereal Rules For Living.

There are some gems on this CD, most notably the songs Desire Brings Me Back, and Last One in the World, but some of them are bland (The Tingler, Hello Joe, End to End) and totally unworthy of the group.
The Curse of Blondie should really have been better than this.

Diehard Blondie fans (like myself)will absolutely love this CD, but it's doubtful that anyone else will.
And that's sad, really.

Debbie Harry and Co. are still plugging along, but is anyone still listening?