Friday, May 9, 2008

Friday Flashback

I'm back and no worse for the wear, but I've got a ton of catching up to do in the blogosphere. It's Friday, so that means another Flashback.

Having visited the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this week, May is HoF Month at the Grog 'n Blog.

As mentioned in the intro, the band's not at peak performance in this after "having a few", but it's still Blondie rockin' out, and an interesting bit of nostalgia from 1978.

The better live straight version is here but can't be embedded, I'd check this one out, also from '78, if you want to see a truly masterful blend of underrated hard rockin' (especially Clem Burke's drumming) and one of the greatest female rock voices ever:

EDIT: 6/6/2009. Original posting of this particularly KICKIN' LIVE Blondie version of Denis was removed from Youtube, but more clips of it have resurfaced now, so here's the EMBEDDED version of what is, in my opinion, the pernultimate version of the song. Dig it...

Blondie, R&R HoF Inductee 2006.

~Sham, Quixotic Referee


david santos said...

Excellent work.
Have a nice weekend.

Sham aka Dave said...

Thanks! I hope you do the same.