Thursday, August 25, 2011
Blondie - "Shayla"
Awesome. I'd say this is hardly "pop music". Certainly transcends the genre. But then Blondie often did, almost habitually.
Blondie was always the band I thought of when I was reading Iain Banks' wonderful book Espedair Street. (Hmm, I think I'll re-read that again.)
A much later Blondie fave, from the end of last millennium:
Deborah is older, but then she is smiling, and what a smile! Pity she didn't do that so much in early days. (Didn't prevent me from falling for her like a rock in the seventies of course.) (Hokey sheet, she's 54 here! Good job.) I'll bet she had been advised by "her people": "Don't smile, dahlin', it's not the image we're going for."