Thought Process: Blondie–>The Wind in the Willows

06/15/2009

Today’s “Thought Process” takes you back to the 80s looking at Blondie, Deborah Harry’s beginning with Wind In The Willows and more. Read, and follow as my mind takes me from one thing to the next.


This weekend I watched Kicking and Screaming” (1995), a film about post undergraduates, and well–I’m not entirely sure because I stopped it 30mins in. Clearly, I’m not here to recommend the movie, but I did find a forgotten gem.

Blondie: “Heart of Glass”

From the late 1970s to 80s (with a brief return in the late 90s) Blondie became one of the most commerically successful US new wave and punk band. Led by singer Deborah Harry (what an awful name), “Heart of Glass” was their first US #1 hit. Throughout the group’s career Deborah Harry’s fame grew beyond the band, often being referred to as Blondie, which led to other memebers of the band leaving.

The Wind In the Willows:“Wheels of Change”

Not nearly as popular, The Wind of Willows was Deborah Harry’s first band in the 1960s. The group’s style was characterized similarly, as rock and psychedelic, but I hear also an impressionistic style of late Beatles on drugs. The band did not receive much commercial success and broke up soon after their first release. The Wind in the Willows was originally a children’s book by Kenneth Grahame. Below is a short adaption of the book.

Other “Thought Process” posts:

The “Thought Process”: MGMT–>Violens–>The Zombies