You can Call Me any place, any time to Whip It at the Blondie and Devo show on Sept. 18 at Stubb’s. Yes, I am doing something cutesy here by tying their top songs into my intro, but I’m also being 100 percent serious. Blondie and Devo!? Hell. Yes.These guys are icons — ICONS I say!
It was in 1978 when Devo first made major headway into the music world, getting the help from both David Bowie and Iggy Pop to make their first record with Warner Bros. That record, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! included their famous cover of The Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” but their Top 40 hit “Whip It” didn’t release until their 1980-record hit shelves, Freedom of Choice. After breaking up, getting back together and some other drama, these dudes are going full force. They just played at the Democratic Convention in 2008, endorsing Obama for prez, and re-released Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! and Freedom of Choice in 2009. Just a couple of weeks ago they also release a single called “Don’t Roof Rack Me, Bro! (Seamus Unleashed)” about the 1983-incident where presidential candidate Mitt Romney strapped his dog to his car for a 12-hour drive to Canada. Funny shit.
Blondie is still going strong too. They just came out with another awesome CD last year, Panic of Girls. There are those bands out there who were awesome back-in-the-day, then they lose it –that does NOT apply to Blondie. Deborah Harry will forever and always be a dreamboat and a musical powerhouse.
When Blondie first started out, they were only popular in the UK and Australia, but the US quickly caught on when “Heart of Glass” topped the charts in 1979. They then had several top hits including “Sunday Girl,” “One Way or Another” and “Call Me.” Over the band’s career, members broke up, got back together again and again — doing solo work and tours in between. In 2006 the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (That’s legit-legit!)
Whether it’s to lay eyes on Debbie Harry, or to see Devo’s weird-ass red hats in person, or to attend a REAL ’80s night, this show is gonna be phenomenal. Once-in-a-lifetime type of stuff going on here guys.
One way or another, I’mma find ya, I’mma getcha, getcha, getcha to this show. Just kidding. I know your Heart of Glass will be there, and only for $55! Get those tickets right here. Also, if you click “I like it” on the event page, you may win some FREE tickets. Awesome, right?