Blondie legend Debbie Harry has many musical achievements to her name, but she has admitted to envying Muse for their ability to write a tune.
It might be hard to see the through-line from Blondie classics like ‘Rapture’ and ‘Heart of Glass’ to ‘Supermassive Black Hole’ but there you go.
Harry made the surprise admission to NME while taking part in the magazine’s ‘soundtrack of my life ‘ series.
She and blondie guitarist Chris Stein waxed lyrical about all their musical firsts, including the first gig they attended – for instance, Harry said she stumbled on trippy jazz great Sun Ra in Tompkins Square Park back in the seventies.
When the pair were then asked which song by another artist they wished they had written, Harry replied: “Something from Muse, I guess.”
She added: “They have a marvellous sound that’s so distinctive, and beautiful songs.”
So Harry is into weird space rock performed on distorted electric guitars? Who knew?
Her bandmate’s choice of song he wishes he’d written was, ‘Going To A Town’ by Rufus Wainwright. Who doesn’t?
Blondie is going to be performing at the Camden Roundhouse in support of their new album Pollinator on May 3 with tickets going on sale from February 24th.
Epic times ahead.
Loaded staff writer Danielle De La Bastide has lived all over the planet and written for BuzzFeed, Thought Catalog as well as print publications throughout the Caribbean.