An amalgamation of spike-headed punk ethos, 50s greaser mentality, and 70s glitter-bomb glam, Blondie encapsulated all that was to come, and more as multiple waves of music washed across an unsuspecting scene through storied venues such as Club 82, and the infamous CBGBs.
Several artists have had a substantial effect on music, yet many of us wouldn’t realize it. Unfortunately, superb musical content doesn’t always lead to commercial success and recognition from the general public. One such artist is Paul Collins.
My interest in Echo & the Bunnymen has always continued even if sometimes it’s been in the background. Echo & the Bunnymen have been a major part of my musical history, and education and are very important in my life.
For Mike Peters, leader of veteran New Wave/Punk/Alternative band The Alarm, the goings-on within the world today have influenced their newest effort, War.