Guest Author - Lizz Shepherd
Whoever thought we'd be old enough to see Blondie as classic rock? Well, that day is here. Blondie is a true classic to any rock 'n roller who loves that classic sound.
Blondie has reissued Parallel Lines to celebrate the 30th anniversary of album. The album featured "Heart of Glass" and "One Way or Another," just to name two. And now that I've named them, I can't get them out of my head.
The album is an expanded edition with quite a few song additions. It was not only reissued, it also heralded the beginning of a Parallel Lines tour. The tour began in the U.S. and is now moving across Europe like a tide. The tide is high!
The 30th anniversary celebration also includes a bonus DVD that comes with the CD. It includes a BBC performance and a few Blondie videos.
Parallel Lines is a great Blondie experience. but if you happen to be in Scandanavia- go and see the real thing. Here are the recent tour dates:
Monday 7/28/08 London, UK Motorshow Music Festival
Thursday 7/31/08 Sweden Storsjoyran Festival
Friday 8/1/08 Norway Storas Festival
Saturday 8/2/08 Oslo, Norway Rockerfeller
If you can't get there, here's Blondie's MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/blondie
There is a player at the top of her page that plays a variety of Blondie songs. Hit the far right button to scan through the available song excerpts.