A big shoutout to Mike Mindless for this one!!
I was never a huge fan of Blondie. I think I listened to them more because of the New York scene they grew out of than the actual music they played! Sure, they have a few songs that are permanently on my iPod, but when I am in the mood to Rock Out - they are never selected. It's more for either the wife or background music, ya know? Good enough to play but not good enough to listen to, I guess.
Well, there are exceptions to every rule - and this exception comes from a Blondie show from 6 November 1978, at the Walnut Theatre in Philly, PA. The recording is excellent - drawn straight from a WLIR-FM radio broadcast to a reel-2-reel and then converted decades later to digital - and the big treat here is Johnny Thunders jumps on stage for the final two numbers, which are the only two tracks I bother to play! It takes JT a few minutes to get into a groove with Bang A Gong, as he sorta noodles around with one string and comes in late on a chorus or two, but as they roll into Jet Boy...JT finds his groove.