Blondie – Live In Amsterdam – 1977 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition
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Some high energy 70s tonight by way of Blondie, live at The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and recorded by the venerable VPRO in Hilversum, Holland.
America’s answer to Punk, Blondie were a well-loved and widely respected band who crossed over easily, riding very high on the Pop Charts in the late 1970s as well as garnering a goodly amount of admiration in underground circles. They were the purveyors of catchy lyrics and hooks and were the best of both worlds. Although purists would dispute their Punk authenticity, comparing them more to New Wave because of their commercial acceptance, they nevertheless rode very high on the popularity wave world-wide well into the 80s.
Tonight’s concert, recorded on November 19, 1977 gives you some idea of how popular they were in Europe. The engineers at VPRO (the National Radio Network in The Netherlands) do themselves proud with an excellent mix of the night’s proceedings.
You can get all nostalgic and play this one very loud if you like – in fact, I highly recommend you do.
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