Blondie returns to the 'Island of Lost Souls'

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Blondie had just come off back-to-back No. 1 singles with The Tide is High and Rapture, before falling apart in 1982. Their album The Hunter failed to sell and their only single to chart off that album was Island of Lost Souls, which peaked at No. 37.

Maybe because of its Calypso sound, Island of Lost Souls failed to get airplay on my local Top 40 radio station, leaving HBO’s Video Jukebox as my sole source to check out the latest Blondie single. The video was shot on the beautiful Tresco Island in southwest England and I remember as much for the creepy masks worn by members of Blondie as for the adventuresome song itself.

One way or another, Blondie got back together in 1997 and were inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.

- Kevin Wuench, guest blogger

[Last modified: Thursday, February 7, 2013 7:04am]

    

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