Monday, May 11, 2009

My addiction to sampling everything on Earth continues...

*******SPEAKER-AND-NOTES*******An Album I'm Listening To Today,
a.k.a. What I Ran To This Monday Morning...
Plastic Letters (1977) album cover

Blondie

Plastic Letters

1977

Fan Mail
Denis
Bermuda Triangle Blues (Flight 45)
Youth Nabbed As Sniper
Contact In Red Square
(I'm Always Touched By Your) Presence, Dear
I'm On E
I Didn't Have The Nerve To Say No
Love At The Pier
No Imagination
Kidnapper
Detroit 442
Cautious Lip
Once I Had A Love (aka The Disco Song) (1975 Version)
Scenery
Poets Problem
Detroit 442 (Live) 11/6/78 Walnut Theatre, Philadelphia
Not quite punk rock, not quite new wave. Perhaps not quite as good as Blondie's debut but this second effort isn't bad. None of the songs had a big impact on American radio which has probably hurt the album's place in the history of rock and roll... ya know, me being a total expert on the subject and all. I guess what this is hit and miss, some songs not bad, some eh. An okay listen.


1 comment:

Timmy said...

One of the best groups of "The New Wave" movement. A real powerhouse band. I think "Once I Had A Love" is a remix of "Heart Of Glass". If you get a chance to rent or buy "Mayor Of The Sunset Strip" you'll know what it was like back in their hay-day.

one says one number and the other another
but they were set at the same time. Hmmm...

 
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