Some wonderful pop moments throughout.
Debbie harry sure looked hotter than Georgia asphalt too then!
Blondie turned to British pop producer Mike Chapman for their third album, on which they abandoned any pretensions to new wave legitimacy (just in time, given the decline of the new wave) and emerged as a pure pop band.
That was enough to give Blondie a number one on both sides of the Atlantic with “Heart of Glass” and three more U.K. hits, but what impresses is the album’s depth and consistency — album tracks like “Fade Away and Radiate” and “Just Go Away” are as impressive as the songs pulled for singles.
The result is state-of-the-art pop/rock circa 1978, with Harry’s tough-girl glamour setting the pattern that would be exploited over the next decade by a host of successors led by Madonna.
1. Hanging on the Telephone (Lee) 2:17
2. One Way or Another (Harrison, Harry) 3:31
3. Picture This (Destri, Harry, Stein) 2:53
4. Fade Away and Radiate (Stein) 3:57
5. Pretty Baby (Harry, Stein) 3:16
6. I Know But I Don’t Know (Infante) 3:53
7. 11:59 (Destri) 3:19
8. Will Anything Happen? (Lee) 2:55
9. Sunday Girl (Stein) 3:01
10. Heart of Glass (Harry, Stein) 3:54
11. Gonna Love You Too (Mauldin, Petty, Sullivan) 2:03
12. Just Go Away (Harry) 3:21
13. Heart of Glass [Extended Disco Mix] 5:50