Blondie was one of the few bands to break out of the late 70s CBGB's scene into the Top 40. Their 1976 eponymous debut album was a hit in the U.K. and
May 21, 2008

Blondie was one of the few bands to break out of the late 70s CBGB's scene into the Top 40. Their 1976 eponymous debut album was a hit in the U.K. and a hit on American college stations and was re-released in 1977 when Chrysalis bought the small indie label that had put it out. Their choice of singles was "Rip Her to Shreds," which was a fave around KUSF, the San Francisco station I was working then. It's also our song tonight:

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