Def, Dumb & Blonde

Def, Dumb & Blonde

by Debbie Harry


Although Debbie Harry's popularity had decreased by the late '80s, 1989 wasn't a bad year for her at all. That year, Blondie's former lead vocalist successfully portrayed a struggling singer on the brilliant but underrated CBS crime drama Wiseguy, and demonstrated that she could still have considerable fun in the studio. Under the direction of hit producer Mike Chapman -- who had worked with Blondie, as well as with everyone from Sweet to Scandal -- Harry delivers an eclectic CD that isn't in a class with a Blondie treasure like Parallel Lines but nonetheless has a lot going for it. Much of this new wave-ish pop
ock and European-flavored dance music is heartfelt, clever, and quite memorable. Everything from the charming "Brite Side" (which she performed on Wiseguy) to the addictive "Bike Boy" to the haunting "He Is So" makes it clear that Harry, at 43, was far from a has-been.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/12/2005
Label: Wounded Bird Records
UPC: 0664140593824
catalogNumber: 5938

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Debbie Harry   Primary Artist,Vocals
Arthur Baker   Drums
Adele Bertei   Background Vocals
Phillip Ashley   Keyboards
Ian Astbury   Background Vocals
Tom Bailey   fairlight
Terry Bozzio   Drums
David Bravo   Keyboards
Toni C.   Keyboards
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Geoff Dugmore   Drums
Steve Goldstein   Keyboards
Bob Khozouri   Keyboards
Mac Quayle   Keyboards
Arif St. Michael   Background Vocals
Chris Stein   Guitar,Background Vocals
Biti Strauchn   Background Vocals
Gary Valentine   Background Vocals
Tommy Price   Drums
Mike Chapman   Background Vocals
Johann Brundquist   Keyboards,Overdubs
Keith Primi   Background Vocals
Lee Foxx   Bass,Bass Guitar
Dennis Christopher   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Arthur Baker   Producer
Debbie Harry   Composer,Producer
Phillip Ashley   Programming
Tom Bailey   Producer
David Bravo   Programming
Toni C.   Composer,Programming,Producer
Ben Grosse   Producer,Remixing
Leigh Lisowski   Composer
Steve Peck   Engineer
Chris Stein   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Eric "ET" Thorngren   Producer
George Tutko   Engineer
Miki Zone   Composer
Jeri Heiden   Art Direction
Mike Chapman   Producer
Doc Dougherty   Engineer
Deborah Norcross   Art Direction
Gary Kurfirst   Management
Mike OHora   Engineer

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