Blondie

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  • Created on: 10-05-16 10:18
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  • Blondie
    • Key facts and Terminology
      • American New wave band founded by singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein
      • Active from 1974 - 1982
        • The band reformed in 1997
      • The band was formed in 1974 in New York
    • Albums and Songs
      • Parallel Lines (1978)
      • Plastic Letters (1978)
      • Blondie (1976)
      • Heart of Glass (1978)
      • Maria (1999)
      • One Way Or Another (1978)
    • Instumentation
      • Female lead  singer
      • Electric Guitar
      • Bass Guitar
      • Drum Kit
      • Keyboards/ Piano/ Organ
    • Production
      • New Wave was more polished than Punk, Less raw.
      • Use of keyboards and more variety in the arrangements often gave more depth to the sound than was usual for punk
      • Similar to Punk – the aim was to achieve an energetic and unprocessed sound of real musicians
    • Performance and Arrangment
      • Adopted the Punk DIY ethic
      • Wide range of approaches due to varied stylistic influences, from edgy power pop to reggae and disco, so delivery depended on style
      • Song writing became more important, with some clever pop songs, but again avoiding the complexity of progressive rock.
    • Influence
      • Pop
      • Reggae
      • Disco

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