Radcliffe and Maconie

Blondie Special

Duration: 3 hours

First broadcast: Mon 2nd Jun 2014, 13:00 on BBC Radio 6 Music

On their 40th anniversary, Mark Radcliffe chats to seminal punk and iconic New York band Blondie plus the band performs a specially recorded set from the BBCs Maida Vale studios.

Mark chats to drummer Clem Burke, front-woman and songwriter, Debbie Harry and guitarist and conceptual mastermind Chris Stein – as well as introducing the new Blondie band members – about their new album and greatest hits compilation, marking their 40th year as a band. They tell us about the more unexpected musical influences behind the new tracks, plus stories behind their hit classic Hanging on the Telephone, and why they covered Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s Relax…

Hear them perform a live set, specially recorded at the BBC Studios in Maida Vale, including Blondie classics Hanging on the Telephone, Atomic and Call Me, and new tracks Mile High and Sugar on the Side. With singer and songwriter Debbie Harry, drummer Clem Burke, guitarist Chris Stein, Leigh Fox on bass, guitarist Tommy Kessler and keyboardist Matt Katz-Bohen.

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