Saturday, October 06, 2007


Debbie Harry has been making records for nearly 40 years, but she can still crank out a catchy single. "Two Times Blue" is the opening track off "Necessary Evil," her first solo release in 14 years that comes out this Tuesday.

It's hard to believe it's been more than 25 years since Debbie first "went solo." I still smile every time I hear "Backfired," her debut solo single from her underrated (yet somehow still not-as-good-as-it-should-have-been) 1981 collaboration with Nile Rogers and Bernard Edwards, of Chic, "Koo Koo." Although her solo albums have been decidedly uneven, past singles like "Backfired" (H.R. Giger video below), "The Jam Was Moving," "Rush Rush" (from "Scarface"), "French Kissing in the USA," "In Love With Love," "Liar Liar" (from "Married to the Mob"), "I Want That Man," "Sweet and Low," "I Can See Clearly" and "Strike Me Pink" had hit written all over them yet were sadly ignored by the masses. I don't expect "Two Times Blue" to do any better, but it's a real pleasure that Debbie is still in the game and still making interesting new music.

Like "a traveling salesman met...", "farmer with three daughters," yet!
All the quips were so suggestive.
Then we ran down to HoJo's for hamburgers to go!

1 comment:

Lady Hooligan Kat said...

Debbie Harry is a GODDESS!