Sunday, December 20, 2009

We Three Punks of Orient Are...


More than 30 years on, Blondie's got nothing to prove.

And I'm sure few people would blame them if they were doing oldies tours at state fairs and Indian casinos.

Certainly no one expects a former punk band fronted by a woman who'll be eligible for Medicare next year to deliver anything cool, powerful and rocking.

So when I read on Vinyl Goldmine that they were offering a free download of "We Three Kings," my expectations couldn't be lower.

But the song is like a dose of power-pop heaven. And the video, shot at the edge of the woods after the leaves turned, is low-budget retro cool (Debbie still looks great in a black leather jacket and drummer Clem Burke's hair has magically gotten darker over the years).

Check it out.


Maggie said...

I can only hope I look that good when I'm her age.

Laugh. The hair does look strange.

Emily said...

Great, Alex! Tied for my favorite Xmas song with Pretenders 2000 Miles!

Mister Pleasant said...

That put a smile on the face of this old curmudgeon. She still has "it", doesn't she? And the band sounds great. You hit the nail on the head - this is power-pop heaven.