Blondie Album

Greatly Appreciated

Blondie  is the eponymous debut album by American rock band Blondie, released in December 1976 on Private Stock Records.  (More from Wikipedia)

Holly Ramos wrote all but one of the songs for the Fur CD.  The exception is “X Offender, a track from Blondie’s first album, Blondie that was written by Gary Valentine and Deborah Harry.  This song was also released as Blondie’s first single in June 1976, on Private Stock Records.  This single did not chart, though two others from their first album did. 


The title of “X Offender” is a double entendre; the reference is not to an ordinary ex-offender but to a sex offender.  Fur’s version of the song is rougher and has somewhat lower production values, though I prefer it to the original.  X Offender fits like a glove into the Holly Ramos songs that make up the remainder of the album, so I suppose you could say that Fur sounds like a punkier Blondie in their original incarnation. 


(June 2013/2)


Last edited: March 22, 2021