Tag Archives: Punk

Some Blondie for the weekend

This week it’s New Wave band Blondie who had a string of hits mainly in the 70s and 80s, including 6 number 1s. The band were fronted by the very photogenic Debbie Harry who not only looked great, adorning many a teenager’s wall at the time, but had a great vocal style. She and the band backed that up with great songs and great musicianship.
These are two songs just before the explosion that was their first number 1 hit “Heart of Glass”.

“(I’m Always Touched By Your) Presence, Dear” reached number 10 in May 1978
(Uploaded to Youtube by emimusic)

“Hanging on the Telephone” reached number 5 in Nov 1978
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Some punk/new wave for the weekend

This week it’s two tracks from a proper British punk & New Wave band, The Stranglers, “the men in black”.

Both these songs reached number 8 in 1977, the first in May and the second in September of that year.

This is a classic raw track with a memorable bass and proper punk vocal. It was a controversial track at the time due to it’s leery lyrics! It was a massive summer hit that year.
(Uploaded to Youtube by Lucaprodan)

“No More Heroes” a more melodic track then the first with prominent harpsichord style keyboards.
(Uploaded to Youtube by NewWaveWonders)

Some punk for the weekend

This week it’s two songs from 1981 from two classic punk acts.

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“The Magnificent Seven” (No not the film theme!) by The Clash
(Uploaded to Youtube by MentalDamaged)

“Spellbound” by Siouxsie and the Banshees
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