Reviewed by Amy G. Oravec
No Exit serves up a delicious combination platter of the bands former albums, including sounds reminiscent of Parallel Lines, Eat to the Beat, and Autoamerican. The CD dishes out a sampling of various genres including ska (Screaming Skin with its circus-like, crazy-clown vibe), jazz (Deborah Harrys voice at her sultry best in Boom Boom in the Zoom Zoom Room), country (picture the band in overalls and 10-gallon hats during The Dreams Lost on Me), and rap (with Coolio on No Exit). Forgive and Forget pulsates with its funky tribal beats. Pop is not forgotten with Maria, the first single released, and the very Blondiesque Nothing is Real But the Girl. The CD closes out with the eerie Dig Up the Conjo. Three bonus tracks, remixed versions of Dreaming, Call Me, and Rapture are also included. No Exit proves that Blondie can still deliver!
Leigh Foxx? Whos that? Paul Carbonara? Dont know him either? And you call yourself a Blondie fan
Leigh and Paul, whom I recently met backstage after the show at Madison Square Garden, have recently joined the revamped Blondie, one of the best bands of all time. Were all familiar with Debbie, Chris, Clem, and Jimmy, and after the band's controversy with their ex-members; its Paul and Leighs time to shine. Both are Americans and both were BIG Blondie fans before signing up, Leigh is from New Jersey and Paul hails from New York.