Last night I was transported back to 1979, to my bedroom, living at home with my parents.
One year for my birthday I got a record player. It was a kind of portable lo-fi one. Certainly not a stereo.
I had a few records to play on it. One of the first that I ever bought, I played over and over. A 12" single, with an alternate French version of the song on it, and B side I also liked.
The band became a favourite, before new wave led to indie and The Smiths.
One of the bands whose music takes me back...
Living in my bedroom, and only just teenager, Blondie became a firm favourite. I never ever thought in my little teenage world in parochial home-town that I'd ever see them.
But tonight, almost 32 years later I was 3 people back from the front of stage listening to Atomic, Union City Blues, Dreaming, Sunday Girl, Heart of Glass and oh so many others. I loved it.
But here is an amazing thing. Debbie Harry is older than Xfe's mother and just a little more than 3 years younger than mine. My goodness!!!!