Synopsis by Mark Deming
Fronted by cool and sexy vocalist Deborah Harry and guitarist and songwriter Chris Stein, Blondie was one of the few bands to emerge from the early New York punk scene who won both critical acclaim and public acceptance, scoring a handful of hit records and becoming a major concert draw. In 1999, Harry and Stein assembled a new version of Blondie, recording a pair of new studio albums which proved they hadn't lost their touch, and this concert video (from a 2004 television special staged for the Arts and Entertainment cable network) finds the group playing a collection of favorites suggested by fans. Blondie: Live By Request features the songs "Dreaming," "Rapture," "Call Me," "Heart of Glass," "One Way or Another," "Rip Her to Shreds," and more.
band [music group], greatest-hits, punk-rock, rock-music