It's been thirty years since Blondie and The Cars first brought edgy new wave to FM radio, but these four songs — taken from a full-length album that's available for download with the purchase of a ticket to the current Blondie/New Cars tour — are a sunny reminder of why they mattered in the first place. They may sound a bit different — Cars vocalist Ric Ocasek decided to sit out this tour, but his spot is ably filled by Todd Rundgren — but the essential elements (sharp hooks and strong charisma) remain fully intact.
By Ira Robbins on 11.06.07 in Reviews
Reconvening after a generation of acrimony, illness and musical change all around them, Blondie picked up where they left off, in the wanton unpredictability of The Hunter. Spirited in mood and performance (drummer Clem...
By Marc Hogan on 02.27.15 in News
The music will keep playing without commercial interruption. For now. On Thursday, the U.S. telecom watchdog voted to adopt tougher rules that would treat broadband internet service as a public utility, like landline...
By J. Edward Keyes on 02.26.15 in Features
When we launched Wondering Sound in March of last year, I wrote that the site's purpose was to be "a place where smart, opinionated writers can craft rich, detailed pieces for curious readers." As mission statements go,...
By Marc Hogan on 02.26.15 in News
In 1995, when the Clueless soundtrack was originally released, it wasn't available on vinyl. As if. The music from the hit Alicia Silverstone comedy did, however, include a couple of songs from some of the era's best-lik...