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ANYONE SEE the Blondie documentary on BBC 4 (fri 31st)?

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checkmates Sat 01-Feb-14 11:39:45

She really was great . I loved her Maria song. Didnt realise the group had split so disasterously.

MartinSheensTeeth Sat 01-Feb-14 11:43:51

I watched it - was not planning on it but got sucked it. I had no idea of the nastiness history either. Or the excessive drug use.

LetZygonsbeZygons Sat 01-Feb-14 18:44:33

I did. nothing else on now CBBS finished and like Martin wasn't going to watch it but started and was quite interesting.

Jimmy looks awful. he was one of my teenage crushes back then.

how desperate was (gone blank on name) the other guy to play on stage with them?

I used to love them back in the day and wanted to look like Debby Harry!

Chris has aged well and the other one looks like Anthony Head now!

didn't know drugs were involved so much though.

MuddlingMackem Sat 01-Feb-14 21:44:32

Recorded it and watched it this afternoon. Really good programme. Glad it wasn't just me who spotted the Anthony Head likeness. grin

GwendolineMaryLacey Sat 01-Feb-14 21:44:59

What what what?? Was it a new documentary?

MuddlingMackem Sat 01-Feb-14 21:47:31

I'm not sure. I've never seen it before. Didn't think to check the date on the credits.

Look up Chris Stein, his eldest child looked about three in the documentary. smile

GwendolineMaryLacey Sat 01-Feb-14 22:01:16

Ah ok, just looked and it's one I already have from 2006. Yes, Akira must be 10 or 11 now.

LetZygonsbeZygons Sun 02-Feb-14 19:20:04

I didn't know Deb was in her THIRTIES when they made it, she looked so young!

looked good in anything but yellow!

morethanpotatoprints Sun 02-Feb-14 19:22:16

I had seen it before and grew up listening to Blondie.
You do get sucked in, such a shame about the feud but money and sales of records was the downfall of many groups and bands.

LetZygonsbeZygons Sun 02-Feb-14 19:26:00

I remember dad buying me Parrallel lines lp at the ideal home exhibition! don't know why they sold records there but I got it for enduring walking round wherever it was for hours!

then playing lp over and over with my hair messed up, and standing on the bottom step of the stairs with a hairbrush pretending to be Debby Harry! and Mark hammily was in the audience gazing adoringly at me!

oh the days of yore!

LetZygonsbeZygons Sun 02-Feb-14 19:26:29

Mark Hammil. fingers ran amok then!

MoominMammasHandbag Sun 02-Feb-14 19:46:42

I adored Parallel Lines. Must've been 14 or 15 and could never understand what Debbie Harry saw in Chris Stein. Looking back, he was very, very attractive.

LetZygonsbeZygons Sun 02-Feb-14 19:54:26

agree Moomin, where I used to like Jimmy I think Chris was okay too and has aged the best.

Clem reminds me of Maccartney now with the sagging jowls!

Hassled Sun 02-Feb-14 19:56:38

It was fascinating. I think I love her even more than I did.

That Hall of Fame induction evening though - excruciating.

And I've had that In The Flesh song as an earworm ever since.

Cocolepew Mon 03-Feb-14 17:36:06

My recording failed but I've seen it a couple of times. I met Clem last year before a Blondie gig, he wandered in from outside and came to talk to the t shirt seller. He was lovely and very patient of a mad woman (me) making him stand for photos.
If I met Debbie I might faint blush

DrNick Mon 03-Feb-14 17:42:23

is it an old one? i have seen before
is it all about chris's ilnness at one point?

LetZygonsbeZygons Mon 03-Feb-14 17:46:13

yes Dr it said about Chriss illness and he kindly showed his scars!

DrNick Mon 03-Feb-14 17:47:47

and they tell you about the cover of parallel lines etc?
its a goodie

the only better rock doc is hte one about Fleetwood mac

i was like this the WHOLE time shock

you will never listen to Don't stop the same way again

LetZygonsbeZygons Mon 03-Feb-14 17:50:05

yes its the same prog you saw then. that was funny, the parallel lines cover story!

I think I saw the Fleetwood mac one too, it was like a soap opera!

DrNick Mon 03-Feb-14 17:54:59

i LOVE a roc doc, even if i dont know of the band. I am trying to think of one I saw late one night ( you know when you come in and realy should go straight to bed..)
i had no clue about the band but loved it. thinks on

LetZygonsbeZygons Mon 03-Feb-14 17:56:50

Everly brothers one on this Friday, I love them, apparently its a bit controversial too with one of thems drinking probs.

going to watch this one too.

DrNick Mon 03-Feb-14 17:58:27

can you give me a prod?

GoshAnneGorilla Mon 03-Feb-14 18:04:03

I will have to watch this on iPlayer, Debbie Harry is a hero of mine.

I'll also keep an eye out for the FM doc, there was a brilliant interview with Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie in the Guardian recently, so would love to see more about them.

LetZygonsbeZygons Mon 03-Feb-14 18:06:21

Dr will do, may pm you with a prod!

Gosh the FM story really is shock as Dr says, itll do your head in!

and yes watch the Blondie one, it was really good.

(Ive got 'fade away and radiate' in my head at the mo!)

DrNick Mon 03-Feb-14 18:27:18

yay! grin

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