Friday, March 4, 2011

Blondie and Philip Glass ??? WTF?

Totally not on the topic. But I can't let this one go.

A collaboration between Philip Glass and Blondie? Heart of Glass?

Now, the concept is intriguing to say to the least. An early 80's pop star who has not aged well (think Ozzy Osborne) and classical new music composer Philip Glass.

Well, I just heard the song today and it almost works, but was probably doomed from the start. Philip Glass sounds like he is rehashing some of the familiar early career material, and Blondie's voice is electronically enhanced a bit, but with less inflection--probably to match the Glass accompaniment.

Ends up not meshing together in a particular compelling way for me. But what a strange way to start the day listening to that...

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