Monday, February 28, 2011
My Music Monday
This week's pick? Blondie.
In 1979, Blondie came out with is what is probably the first video album. With the release of Eat to the Beat, they recorded a video for each and every track on the album.
Since, at the time, I believe it was only released on laser disk, and well, I knew of no one who owned a player, I didn't see most of the videos for years and years.
With the remaster of the CD a few years ago and the advent of DVD, the label combined them and released a audio/video version. I snapped it up.
Keep in mind the original release date - at least two years before MTV. There is nothing high quality about any of the videos......not really. Almost all of them were recorded in the same corrugated tin warehouse and seemingly on the same day.
I struggled with which track to choose, as it is one of my all time favourite albums. And yeah, it would have been easy to go with "Dreaming", and I love the song "Slow Motion", but I am going with "Union City Blue".
Shot outdoors, and Debbie Harry "playing" guitar. But I do love the song.
Sorry if you are forced to sit through some YouTube advertisement.