Blondie At The BBC 1979

Blondie At The BBC is a live album and DVD by new wave band Blondie.

The audio was recorded at the Apollo Theatre in Glasgow on 31 December 1979 and broadcast on the BBC Radio 1.

The DVD has various appearances of Blondie on the BBC including the second half of the Glasgow performance that was broadcast on the Old Grey Whistle Test.

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Songs On Apollo Theatre, Glasgow 31 December 1979

CD and DVD

Disc: 1 BBC Radio 1 – The Apollo Theatre, Glasgow 31 December 1979

1. Intro/Denis
2. The Hardest Part
3. Die Young, Stay Pretty
4. Accidents Never Happen
5. Victor
6. Living In The Real World
7. Seven Rooms Of Gloom
8. Eat To The Beat
9. X Offender
10. Dreaming
11. Slow Motion
12. Shayla
13. Union City Blue
14. Atomic
15. Picture This
16. Pretty Baby
17. Heart Of Glass
18. Hanging On The Telephone
19. (Sunday Girl Bagpipes)
20. Sunday Girl
21. I Feel Good
22. One Way Or Another

Disc: 2 – DVD

1. Denis
2. Fan Mail
3. (I’m Always Touched By Your) Presence Dear
4. Detroit 442
5. Picture This
6. Sunday Girl
7. Dreaming
8. Dreaming
9. Slow Motion
10. Shayla
11. Union City Blue
12. Atomic
13. Eat To The Beat
14. Picture This
15. Pretty Baby
16. Heart Of Glass
17. Hanging On The Telephone
18. Sunday Girl (With Credits Rolling)

Thanks to an reviewer Euromancometh, theĀ  source of the contents of the DVD are:

1. Denis (Top Of The Pops Feb 1978)
2. Fan Mail (Old Grey Whistle Test Mar 1978)
3. (I’m Always Touched By) Presence Dear (OGWT Mar 1978)
4. Detroit 442 (OGWT Mar 1978)
5. Picture This (TotP Aug 1978)
6. Sunday Girl (TotP Dec 1979 Christmas Special)
7. Dreaming (TotP Dec 1979 Christmas Special)
8-18. Dreaming through to Sunday Girl (OGWT Glasgow Dec 1979)

If you were a teenager in the late 1970s, this is your history in a box. It’s a terrific performance. Highly recommended. The group had much more to offer than a pretty woman.

Blondie were very much the acceptable face of new wave music and were much more popular than Talking Heads, The Ramones and Television. In fact, it’s melodies are so strong that I’ve also treated this as a power pop album in my polls below.


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