This morning, nothing could be better than Blondie.
You can still find all the early, fantastic Blondie records for a few bucks a pop. This is possibly the most that you will ever get for your money at a record store. In case you somehow missed (early) Blondie, let me set you straight: the first four records are awesome. Parallel Lines and Eat To The Beat are my faves. I went the fastest I have ever gone in a car while listening to Blondie. (120mph- I was driving- we took a picture.) I get all excited when I hear about this year's bands that supposedly combine the Girl Group sound with rock (a la The Dum Dum Girls and Best Coast), but I usually end up being let down by the hesitance of the female singer to really belt it out. Blondie, on the other hand, totally ROCK. Debbie Harry is an extremely weird, alien-obsessed woman, and maybe that is why. No one is genuinely Crazy these days, they are just full of washed-out ennui. Hmmph.