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Wednesday, May 05, 2004
CNN Entertainment: Blondie finds it strange to be back
Legendary New Wave band continues to dig deep

Clem Burke, Debbie Harry, Chris Stein.
As they say, "Blondie is a band."
(And Jimmy Destri's in it too.)

From the article:

Blondie put new wave punk on the radar as they skipped among many styles, from reggae and rap to rock and disco....

Blondie's music was considered counterculture during the early '80s, when the band performed at the seminal CBGB club in New York. Now, Blondie argues, their brand of punk pop is mainstream....

Their latest effort, "The Curse of Blondie," is a throwback to the good old days. There's a Harry rap nestled in the song "Good Boys," and "Hello Joe" is a tribute to fellow punk Joey Ramone....

And what's the part about "digging deep"? Chris thinks it's about time rock developed a sense of history: "We were referencing a lot of stuff when we first came out like Jimi Hendrix and the Rolling Stones," said guitarist Chris Stein. "But young kids aren't going back far enough, they aren't getting to the real meat of things by only using us or someone else from that time as a reference."

Like the legendary Land of Green Ginger, Blondie comes and goes: "Blondie's always been a concept piece," Burke said. "We go do other things, and always come back to it."