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    Pollinator (Awaiting Repress)

    You catch yourself when you ask Debbie Harry and Chris Stein,
    one of the most captivating creative pairings in music ever, about the
    creeping gentrification of New York City. You catch yourself because
    Blondie was formed during a 1970s era of urban decay - a time when
    the travails of being in a band, seeking an artistic outlet, or instigating a
    scene as a means of existence was a survival of the fittest among streets
    of heightened crime and social unrest. Certainly, those 1970s New
    York streets have been glamourised in the onslaught of retrospective
    looks at the punk, new wave, disco and hip-hop scenes that found their
    fundamental roots in that era. But it certainly wasn't an easier time to
    live there. The challenges and intensity of the city were just different.


    Blondie emerged the fittest. They've outlived the groundbreaking moment
    that birthed them and have adapted to time, space and industry
    evolution as much as the face of New York itself. Walk into any dance
    club tonight and hear a 'Call Me' or a 'Heart Of Glass'. Talk to
    any hip-hop historian and recall that Debbie was an original Beastie
    Boy who took rap music to the masses when it was still a block party
    concern. Read any tome on the history of punk and they're interwoven
    into the fabric of the one genre that still inspires most and every
    band to pick a name and find a practice space. Their active presence
    in our lives 40 million albums sales and countless accolades later
    (including a Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction in 2006 and
    NME Godlike Genius Award in 2014) isn't something anyone wants
    to take advantage of.


    That's what their 11th album 'Pollinator' sets out to establish. In true
    pop art fashion it's as post-modern as a concept gets and the perfect
    way to move on from 2014's 40th anniversary celebrations and the
    subsequent release of 'Ghosts Of Download'. In 'Pollinator' exists a
    giant feedback loop - one in which Blondie created, then generations
    were inspired, then those generation created and inspired, and are
    now teaming up with Blondie. When the time came for Chris, Debbie
    and drummer Clem Burke to "get the band back together" and make
    an album, choice pioneers from the decades since Blondie's birth
    were called upon to contribute songs for the record, thereby weaving
    their own way into the living, breathing story of the band, a group that
    directly affected their own genetic makeup. The list is enviable and
    reflects the dynamism of Blondie's very own cross-pollinating past:
    Johnny Marr, Sia, Dev Hynes, Charli XCX, Dave Sitek (TV On
    The Radio), Nick Valensi (The Strokes) and The Gregory Brothers
    all lent their creations for Blondie to interpret, each building upon the
    aspect of their heroes that's bolstered their own sound.

    1. Doom or Destiny
    2. Long Time
    3. Already Naked
    4. Fun
    5. My Monster
    6. Best Day Ever
    7. Gravity
    8. When I Gave Up on You
    9. Love Level
    10. Too Much
    11. Fragments
    Blondie
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    Seesaw

    Seesaw reunites force-of-nature blues-rock vocalist Beth Hart and guitar hero Joe Bonamassa for a second album of choice covers from various musical eras. As with their first outing, Don't Explain, the project is in collaboration with producer Kevin Shirley (Joe Bonamassa, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Black Crowes). Each of the three principals suggested and selected tracks for the 11-song set list, which mines soulful classics previously made famous by Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Billie Holiday, Donnie Hathaway, Lucinda Williams, Buddy Miles, Tina Turner, Slackwax, Melody Gardot, and Nina Simone.


    The one-two punch of Hart's powerhouse vocals and Bonamassa's scorching solos both honors and reinvents the original recordings. They are backed by the same world class band that kept the grooves going on Don't Explain: Anton Fig (drums, percussion), Carmine Rojas (bass), Blondie Chaplin (rhythm guitar, backing vocals and percussion), Arlan Schierbaum (organ, piano). This time out, their mighty sound is augmented by a horn section, with Lee Thornburg on trumpets and trombones, and Ron Dziubla on saxophones.


    For Hart and Bonamassa, making music together grew out of the friendship and mutual artistic appreciation they developed after crossing paths on the road numerous times, particularly on the festival circuit in Europe. Bonamassa wanted to do a project with her, and came up with the idea for a soul covers record. Shirley, who's produced 12 of Bonamassa's albums, was enthusiastic, and Bonamassa contacted Hart. "When I got the call that he wanted to do a soul record with me, I figured I'd be the background singer. He said 'no, you're singing lead.'" The chemistry clicked, and Don't Explain was released in 2011, followed now by 2013's Seesaw-in between, both Hart and Bonamassa have toured, recorded solo albums, and reached new career highs.


    "What's so cool about these projects is that when Joe and Beth enter the studio, he comes in as a guitar player, and she comes in as a singer," says Shirley. "They're getting together just to play fun music, sing some favorite songs, without the pressure of career issues they might have on solo projects. The point is to pick up and celebrate songs that didn't get their due in the day, and to pay homage to ones that were truly classics. The vibe this time is more upbeat than on Don't Explain, lots of big band horns."

    1. Them There Eyes
    2. Close to My Fire
    3. Nutbush City Limits
    4. I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know
    5. Can't Let You Go
    6. Miss Lady
    7. If I Tell You I Love You
    8. Rhymes
    9. A Sunday Kind of Love
    10. Seesaw
    11. Strange Fruit
    Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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