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NonP

Hall of Fame
This is too good to be buried under our resident monologuist's borderline spam:


One of my numerous discoveries in college. Chances are you'll have a similar reaction as my bud. Give it a try.

One more thing:

I love early Blondie almost as much as anybody but that comeback album really got a bum rap. In fact every female bigshot or act headed by one seems to be subjected to the same treatment when she grows older and still decides to have some fun. So instead of/in addition to "selling out" she's not "acting her age" (see Madonna, Liz Phair, etc.). Uh-huh, and I'm sure you've leveled the same charge at the guys, too.

And yes, "Maria" was a damn catchy lead single. But... you didn't post a complete version! Here's the original MV:


Love how Debbie snarls the opening "She moves like she don't care." Her voice was certainly never richer... and she'd already entered her 40s! Why the hell wouldn't she have come back?!
 

Sudacafan

Talk Tennis Guru
One more thing:

I love early Blondie almost as much as anybody but that comeback album really got a bum rap. In fact every female bigshot or act headed by one seems to be subjected to the same treatment when she grows older and still decides to have some fun. So instead of/in addition to "selling out" she's not "acting her age" (see Madonna, Liz Phair, etc.). Uh-huh, and I'm sure you've leveled the same charge at the guys, too.

And yes, "Maria" was a damn catchy lead single. But... you didn't post a complete version! Here's the original MV:


Love how Debbie snarls the opening "She moves like she don't care." Her voice was certainly never richer... and she'd already entered her 40s! Why the hell wouldn't she have come back?!
I actually was listening to the full studio version of the Maria song that day, I just searched the Internet to send a link to the song without having listened to what I sent.
By the way, I first thought that Debbie was not singing herself those intro "She moves like she don't care." lines, I thought it was a male voice.
 
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NonP

Hall of Fame
I actually was listening to the full studio version of the Maria song that day, I just searched the Internet to send a link to the song without having listened to what I sent.
By the way, I first thought that Debbie was not singing herself those intro "She moves like she don't care." lines, I thought it was a male voice.
Usually those official vids have the whole thing, but not always. "Call Me" is another exception, at least if you go by the MV version:


The long album version is even better, of course:


Not sure how anyone could mistake that for a guy's voice, LOL. Or maybe that image of Debbie caressing the mic has never left me after all these years (like many teens I was an MTV/VH1 junkie back then). :cool:
 

Sudacafan

Talk Tennis Guru
Usually those official vids have the whole thing, but not always. "Call Me" is another exception, at least if you go by the MV version:


The long album version is even better, of course:


Not sure how anyone could mistake that for a guy's voice, LOL. Or maybe that image of Debbie caressing the mic has never left me after all these years (like many teens I was an MTV/VH1 junkie back then). :cool:
The answer for the Call Me disparity in those versions may be the original one had 8 minutes, and was considered too long to be the comercially official.
LOL. Yes, believe me, I mistook it for a man's voice. I even asked to my wife after reading that: "Come listen to this, and tell me if this is a female voice, or not", and she answered "yes, of course" to my horror.
Maybe I was too influenced by Debbie's high pitch in Heart of Glass, the song I most remember of Blondie. The Maria intro voice tone is nothing similar to that one, nor any of what I had heard from her before.
 
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vive le beau jeu !

Talk Tennis Guru
Usually those official vids have the whole thing, but not always. "Call Me" is another exception, at least if you go by the MV version:


The long album version is even better, of course:


Not sure how anyone could mistake that for a guy's voice, LOL. Or maybe that image of Debbie caressing the mic has never left me after all these years (like many teens I was an MTV/VH1 junkie back then). :cool:
The answer for the Call Me disparity in those versions may be the original one had 8 minutes, and was considered too long to be the comercially official.
LOL. Yes, believe me, I mistook it for a man's voice. I even asked to my wife after reading that: "Come listen to this, and tell me if this is a female voice, or not", and she answered "yes, of course" to my horror.
Maybe I was too influenced by Debbie's high pitch in Heart of Glass, the song I most remember of Blondie. The Maria intro voice tone is nothing similar to that one, nor any of what I had heard from her before.

(YouTube is a candyshop for extended mixes!) :D
 
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aldeayeah

Legend
Muse - Cave


I just discovered Muse's first album, Showbiz. It's much better than I expected, even the deep cuts.
Sure it lacks the polish of their later stuff but it's visceral and fresh (as first albums tend to be)
 
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