Monday, September 28, 2015

My Music Monday

It is almost impossible for me to not have a song from Blondie or Debbie Harry in a them with "shaking a tail feather" - and not just because she played Velma Von Tussle in the original movie version of Hairspray.

I love her group and solo work, but if I'm being honest, it's not all danceable. Listenable or singable, sure, but not always one that would make you wanna get up and move.

When it came down to it, I got my selections down to three: Harry's "the Jam Was Moving" from her album Koo Koo, or her cover of the Castaway's "Liar Liar", which she did for the movie Married to the Mob.

Still I went with Blondie and their song "War Child" off of their 1982 disk, the Hunter.

The song makes good use of guitar, percussion and horns. It builds quickly and stays there for the four minute duration. And Harry has a strong vocal presence, which isn't always the case.

"War Child" is 30+ years old and I never tire of it.

Blondie - War Child

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding me? The Jam Was Moving is her best. I said that to someone once and he was like "Jam?" "Moving?" I guess you had to be there.