She is shown in the centre of the photograph posing defiantly with her hands on her hips, without a smile on her face. It’s hard to believe such a reaction, considering the record holds some of Blondie’s best-known songs, including ‘Heart of Glass’, ‘One Way or Another’, ‘Sunday Girl’ and their cover of the Nerves’ ‘Hanging On the Telephone’. Diese Kalkulation schlug jedoch fehl, und die Single kam nicht in die Charts. In Großbritannien erschien die französische Fassung als B-Seite der Maxi-Single von Sunday Girl. Parallel Lines also sees Harry flexing her range as a vocalist and her charisma as a frontwoman, shifting between the throaty crooning of ‘Picture This’, the sultry whisperings of ‘Fade Away And Radiate’ and the spoken-word stylings of ‘Pretty Baby’. Parallel Lines ist das dritte Studioalbum der US-amerikanischen Rockband Blondie und wurde im September 1978 veröffentlicht. The album shot to Number One in the UK and was their commercial breakthrough in the US where it peaked at #6. One Way or Another wurde als Single nur in den USA veröffentlicht. 42 years ago today, Blondie released their seminal third album, Parallel Lines. [13] Heart of Glass wurde 2016 in die Grammy Hall of Fame aufgenommen. Der New Musical Express wählte Parallel Lines auf Platz 45 der 500 besten Alben aller Zeiten und auf Platz 16 der 100 besten Alben der 1970er Jahre, Heart of Glass belegt Platz 19 der 500 besten Songs aller Zeiten. Aufgrund des hohen Bekanntheitsgrades des Songs in den USA entschieden die Produzenten, dieses Lied als erste Singleauskopplung in den USA zu veröffentlichen. Parallel Lines Blondie. Pure Music Manufacturing is a Manchester, UK based CD manufacturing company. Having a Roy Orbison-goes-Scott Walker voice that made Morrissey sound as expressive as Cake’s John McCrea wasn’t enough to overcome often-anemic production. The original cover artwork has been kind of mangled, not quite sure what they were going for here. On September 23, 1978, New York new wave outfit Blondie delivered their third record, Parallel Lines. The album was reissued and remastered in 2001 along with Blondie's back catalog and featured four bonus tracks: a 1978 demo of "Heart of Glass", live cover of T. Rex's song "Bang a Gong (Get It On)" and two live tracks taken from Picture This Live live album. Luckily, nobody had heard the original, which must have been a welcome moment for writer Jack Lee when the royalties came piling in (as recounted here).Having said, Blondie give it way more welly than ever did the Nerves, so it takes a lot of, um, nerve to follow their take. Als Nachfolger von Heart of Glass erreichte der Song den 24. Although it wasn’t an immediate success, particularly in the US, the record eventually earnt the band their first number one single in their home country when ‘Heart of Glass’ climbed to the top of the American charts the following year. “It’s disco but at the same time it’s not,” writes Harry of ‘Heart of Glass’ in Face It. But that’s what made Blondie punk, they didn’t care what was cool or what anyone else thought. Still a fairly new promotional tool, a video for ‘Heart of Glass’ was produced by Stanley Dorfman. (Berenyi: “Anyone who manages to rhyme ‘restaurant’ with ‘debutante’ deserves credit in my book.”) No wonder Berenyi inhabits that melody so well, balancing that carefree melody and its wistful undertones no matter how loud and reverb-y her guitar is. The move to Chrysalis seemed metaphoric, for the band was in a transitional state that would see them emerge anew. 75.2K 3. Leeds clearly saw something in that photo that spoke volumes. Hanging on the Telephone Lyrics. Blondie bravely open Parallel Lines with a cover. One Way or Another gehört zu den beliebtesten Songs der Band. Luckily, nobody had heard the original, which must have been a welcome moment for writer Jack Lee when the royalties came piling in (as recounted here).Having said, Blondie give it way more welly than ever did the Nerves, … It’s Volume 3, released all the way out in 2013, that really leans into the idea that synthpop is now as much of a legacy genre as the punk, new wave, soul, and pop covered on the album — and, given the album’s subtitle of Dark, does so from a perspective of giving all these songs a gloomier treatment to bring out the uneasy undercurrents of otherwise innocuous or upbeat songs. Zuletzt bearbeitet am 9. It featured the band performing the song in an upscale New York nightclub. If the Ramones-ian strain of punk was a bulwark against disco glamour and studio-pop gloss, Blondie’s “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em, then beat ‘em” infiltration of the pop consciousness was on the Trojan horse side of things, re-normalizing three-and-a-half-minute hook-fests as a primary mode of rock songwriting at the same time they reinforced that just about any genre — girl-group R&B, breezy chanson, nervy synthpunk, and yeah, disco, too — had its place in a rock world that seemed hellbent on abandoning them. They have also designed their manufacturing services to include options that are affordable and will meet the needs of your specific project. Before the ink on their contract with Chrysalis had even dried, Blondie were marched into New York’s Record Plant with bonafide ‘Hit Meister’ and high-budget producer, Mike Chapman, with a deadline of six months to churn out a hit album. Der Text wurde jedoch nie vertont, gab dem Album aber seinen Titel. 140 on Rolling Stone's list of 500 greatest albums of all time. But if I’m being that judgmental I might as well just gripe about how Deschanel sings the bilingual Greatest Hits version of the song, and I’m thankfully past my “best-ofs are for poseurs” phase. This one’s so out-of-control manic, like the Bill Evans Trio trying to score a tornado, that when the band finally decides “OK, now we play it straightforward” across the last minute, it’s like getting to break the surface of the warmest, most turbulent yet comfortable ocean so you can breathe again. The black suits and white dress all tie it together in a neat and simple visual. [5] Der Song Heart of Glass erreichte Platz 259, One Way or Another Platz 305 der 500 besten Songs aller Zeiten. Der Fotograf Mick Rock veröffentlichte 2004 ein Buch mit dem Titel Picture This – The Many Faces of Blondie. Plus, although the rest of the band is in black, Harry has a white dress on and high heels. While it was hardly an overnight success, the album would go on to become one of the band’s most popular releases. Replacing the stripped back, funky melody of their ‘Disco Song’ demo with a Kraftwerk-inspired sonic backdrop lead by a Roland CompuRhythm drum machine and synthesiser, ‘Heart of Glass’ was the antithesis of the adamant ‘death to disco’ scene that served as much of Blondie’s fanbase at the time.