Blondie is an American rock band, founded by singer Deborah Harry and guitarist Chris Stein.The band was a pioneer in the early American New Wave and punk scenes of the mid-1970s. Their first two albums contained strong elements of these genres, and although successful in the United Kingdom and Australia, Blondie was regarded as an underground band in the United States until the release of Parallel Lines in 1978.
Autoamerican is Blondie fifth studio album . It was released in November 1980 and reached number 3 in the UK charts, number 8 in Australia and number 7 in the US.
The album proved to be a radical departure for the band, with opening track “Europa” setting the pace. The track was a dramatic instrumental overture featuring orchestral arrangements and ending with vocalist Debbie Harry reciting a poem about the importance of the car in American society. Besides rock and pop tracks, the band explored a wide range of other musical genres: “Here’s Looking At You” and “Faces” show jazz and blues influences, the reggae hit “The Tide Is High” was a cover of The Paragons’ 1965 Jamaican ska hit, whereas “Rapture” combined funk, rock, jazz, and even saw them embracing the then budding genre of rap. The closing track, “Follow Me”, was a cover of a song from Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s 1960 Broadway musical Camelot, based on the King Arthur legend.
Reclaimed Cover mounted onto 9mm MDF
Silent Quartz sweep mechanism runs by 1.5 volt AA battery (supplied)
Front coated with resin to preserve the cover and easy cleaning.
Size 12.5 X 12.5 inches
PLEASE NOTE: Due to age and wear the edges are dis-coloured, but does not detract from the quality of the image.