Blondie - Plastic Letters mp3 album

Blondie - Plastic Letters mp3 album
American Punk,Contemporary Pop/Rock,New Wave,New York Punk,Punk,Punk/New Wave,Dance-Rock
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    American Punk,Contemporary Pop/Rock,New Wave,New York Punk,Punk,Punk/New Wave,Dance-Rock
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Blondie - Plastic Letters mp3 album

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Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Fan Mail Jimmy Destri Blondie 2:38
2 Denis Neil Levenson Blondie 2:19
3 Bermuda Triangle Blues (Flight 45) Chris Stein Blondie 2:49
4 Youth Nabbed as Sniper Chris Stein Blondie 3:00
5 Contact in Red Square Jimmy Destri Blondie 2:01
6 (I'm Always Touched by Your) Presence, Dear Gary Valentine Blondie 2:43
7 I'm on E Debbie Harry / Chris Stein Blondie 2:13
8 I Didn't Have the Nerve to Say No Jimmy Destri / Debbie Harry Blondie 2:51
9 Love at the Pier Debbie Harry Blondie 2:27
10 No Imagination Jimmy Destri Blondie 2:56
11 Kidnapper Jimmy Destri Blondie 2:37
12 Detroit 442 Jimmy Destri / Chris Stein Blondie 2:28
13 Cautious Lip Chris Stein Blondie 4:24
14 Poets Problem Jimmy Destri Blondie 2:20
15 Denis Neil Levenson Blondie 2:22


Blondie - Primary Artist
Clem Burke - Drums
Jimmy Destri - Composer, Farfisa Organ, Keyboards, Piano (Grand), Strings, Synthesizer, Vocals (Background)
Rob Freeman - Engineer
Richard Gottehrer - Producer
Debbie Harry - Composer, Vocals
Frank Infante - Bass, Guitar
Neil Levenson - Composer
Dale Powers - Vocals
Chris Stein - Bass, Composer, E-Bow, Guitar, Vibe Master
Gary Valentine - Composer

Less than a year after their quirky self-titled 1976 debut, Blondie returned with the stronger, punkier `Plastic Letters', complete with their pop trash culture influences solidly intact. Again produced by 60s pop composer Richard Gottehrer, the songs on this second album have more drive, more attitude and, with the general increase in song-writing sophistication of everyone involved, must have indicated that the band were likely to deliver even better things.With singer Deborah Harry credited far less in the song-writing on this effort, the prowess of the other band members becomes much more evident. Keyboardist Jimmy Destri's predilection for mod- infused new wave pop-rock was becoming increasingly clear with some absolute gems among his six contributions on the 13 tracks. `Fan Mail', `Contact in Red Square', `No Imagination', `Kidnapper' and the awesome rocker `Detroit 442' (with Chris Stein) all serve to anchor the harder, faster approach on this release. Stein's six are slightly less consistent, but `Youth Nabbed by Sniper' is a perfect companion piece to Destri's style while the awesome, giddy, acid-rock infused semi ballad, `Bermuda Triangle Blues', about a mysterious plane disappearance in said zone, is the album's super nova moment. Bassist Gary Valentine's `(I'm Always) Touched By Your Presence Dear' is also a high point. The rest are all ok, but prove again that Harry probably needed a co-writer.Destri's keyboards soar into their own on this record while Deborah Harry's trademark sneer and coquettish phrasing become fully formed, stamping her as far more than a pretty lead singer. There is something happening on `Plastic Letters' and, even not knowing back in 1977 what was to come, it must have pointed to a band that was not likely to fade away (and radiate) quickly.Like its predecessor, the 2001 remaster sounds fantastic, but the additional four tracks, already available on other compilations, don't add much.
This album often gets slated by critics as a poor second effort with predictable songwriting and tabloid headline , garish songtitles. See for example the headline Allmusic review or check out the Rolling Stone online review for an even more damming verdict.However, in Britain by the time this album came out Blondie were hardly known over here. Their debut album had gone by almost un-noticed on its release and it was only with "Denis" from Plastic Letters that the band started to seep into the public consciousness and in particular the consciousness of teenage boys of which I was one of just millions at the time for whom Debbie Harry was simply the hottest thing to have on your bedroom wall !She was cool, sexy and just slightly dangerous and pretty much the only topic of conversation of every sixth form common room in the land for months...and all of us wanted Plastic Letters. The music was a connection to something naughty that Parallel Lines would leave behind. Just compare the two covers, listen to Cautious Lip and never ever believe that this album is anything other than brilliant in it'sown way and certainly not second best. Parallel Lines is undoubtedly a masterpiece but for the aforesaid hormonal teenage boys of the late seventies this album was a connection to something beautifully sexy-seedy and we wouldn't see it's like again until Madonna and "Like a Virgin " hit our screens.
The second album of Blondie - called "Plastic Letters" is one of the most criminally underrated albums of all-time. I think their first album was very good but this one is even a little bit better. "Denis" a cover version of "Denise" by Randy and The Rainbows. Debbie made it sound with the female point of view. It is a great pop song which made them famous in many countries. I still think the peak is "(I'm Always Touched by Your) Presence, Dear" which is one of my three favorite Blondie songs. And also "Detroit 442" - perhaps the most rocking track of the album is an awesome song.This album has more than just those hit songs. "Bermuda Triangle Blues (Flight 45)", "Youth Nabbed As Sniper" and "Contact in Red Square" are all amazing and somehow eerie songs in a very good way - I love the idea. Even "I'm on E" sounds amazing, it is so much fun. "I Didn't Have to Nerve to Say No" is the best song which Debbie harry wrote for this album and a very catchy too. I think Debbie's song writing wasn't as great on this album as any other Blondie album but other band members wrote so much too, so this became a great album. And it has always been so - Blondie was a band. Blondie is a band."Kidnapper" is the most non-Blondie sounding song here. And that'why I love this band so much - they gave so many surprises over the years. "No Imagination" sounds a traditional pop song but it is very good. "Cautious Lip" is a haunting closing song.This album is fantastic and it had lots of elements they would use on "Parallel Lines". Actually there is not many ideas on "Parallel Lines" which you wouldn't notice on "Plastic Letters", still the song writing was even better on it than on this album. I recommend both albums (and many other Blondie records). Don't overlook this album, it is almost as amazing as "Parallel Lines" - no bad songs!
Not as good as their debut but it is worth it to listen to it eventually