Heart of glass

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Blondie on the making of “Heart Of Glass”

At this point in their career, Blondie had reached the UK Top 10 three times, but conspicuously failed to make their mark in their home country. “Heart Of Glass” – the first track recorded for their third album, Parallel Lines – proved a major turning point for them. Based on a three-year old demo, it was painstakingly transformed with synth grooves inspired by Kraftwerk and Giorgio Moroder and given a Saturday Night Fever beat. It reached No 1 on both sides of the Atlantic and Blondie become the biggest band to come out of the New York punk scene… with a disco record. Read more…

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