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Saturday, August 27, 2011

"Atomic"

Blondie - Atomic (1979)


Kinda cool song. Debbie Harry's vocals are very pop normal. Lyrically, she could be singing uh huh and yeah all the way through it for all it matters. But the music is so different. It has elements of a soundtrack. The band has said it was influenced by Westerns. You can tell. It would have made a great soundtrack to Westworld released earlier in the decade. It's like a danceable spaghetti western song. Or if someone told the band to make a theme song to a movie called Cowboys & Aliens. There's some odd spacey keyboard sounds, a bass solo of all things, and in fact, for two minutes out of the four minute song, no one is singing at all.

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