Punk, Pop and Dance: All Roads Meet in Blondie’s Pollinator

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Blondie Band

Blondie—Photo courtesy Alexander Thompson

Blondie
Pollinator (BMG)
These punk pioneers return with a fresh collection of romantic infectious melodies on their 11th studio album. The set was recorded on their home turf at NYC’s famed studio The Magic Shop, where David Bowie crafted his final albums. Essentially Pollinator is a party record packed with synth-soaked hooks. The video for its lead single, “Fun,” sees Debbie Harry and her gang singing in glam black-and-white as an explorer blasts off on a psychedelic journey into space, where she runs into such otherworldly creatures as RuPaul’s Drag Race season three winner Raja. Also along for the ride on Pollinator are Sia, Joan Jett, and rising British pop star Charli XCX (among others). “This is music as it’s supposed to be,” muses Ms. Harry about the collection, “filled with spirit, fun and true soul.” You can catch Blondie on their extensive North American Rage and Rapture tour this summer with Garbage. Learn more at blondie.net.

Last modified: July 27, 2017

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