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Old 05-05-2012, 02:20 PM
Hippy Hollow Hippy Hollow is offline
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Austin, TX
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They wrote one of the all-time greatest singles, "Atomic."

Probably one of first bands I was aware of, and a fan of, as a kid. I remember Autoamerican was a massive crossover hit.

I think along with Talking Heads, they were the vanguard of American new wave. I much prefer the British variant, but Blondie and the Heads slotted right in nicely. "Rapture" kind of helped put hip-hop on the map as well.

I remember reading about how the producer for "Heart of Glass" had Clem Burke play every percussion instrument separately and perfectly. By the time they finished Burke was a basket case.