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Blondie reveals a reckless cowl of The Doorways ‘Moonlight Drive’ : #NowPlaying : NPR


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The Doorways suck. “However, wait, what about—,” you say. No, no, no… The Doorways suck. However then Blondie, presumably the best band to come back out of New York’s Seventies punk and new wave scene, covers The Doorways, LA’s most pompous rock band.

The story goes that Jim Morrison mumbled the opening strains of “Moonlight Drive” to Ray Manzarek in 1965 and a band was born. Within the unique, Morrison’s slurred monotone turns into his trademark howl over an off-kilter blues. For many years, stay bootlegs of Blondie’s cowl floated round, however there was by no means a studio model till In opposition to the Odds: 1974-1982, a forthcoming field set with a great deal of beforehand vaulted tracks, together with Blondie’s “Moonlight Drive” pressed to 7-inch vinyl. However the place John Densmore shuffled the beat, Clem Burke pedals a punked-up disco groove beneath barroom piano, energy chords and Debbie Harry’s wild-eyed seduction. With dramatic pauses and a climax pounded just like the very tides swum to the moon, the association teases and romps. Whereas little or no can dissuade me to rethink The Doorways, there is a reckless glamor to this model that may’t be denied.

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