“Blondie: Against The Odds 1974-1982” is nominated for a Grammy for best historical album.
Your first tour with Blondie was opening for Iggy Pop and David Bowie. What did you learn from watching them perform?
There was a certain amount of improvisation in their performances. It wasn’t robotic, and the passion was there. Mr. Pop is passionate. It’s pretty obvious he’s kind of a wild guy, but he has standards; he has a controlled madness, and this is what it’s really all about.
Did you find yourself changing as a performer after that tour?
Probably. Experience is everything and I was sort of in an odd position as being a woman in a man’s band, and I tried not to be too coy or too cute — other than the fact that I wascute — but I tried to bring other elements into it. Whether I always achieved that is another story.
Read the whole article at Source: Debbie Harry Talks Blondie, Marilyn Monroe, Iggy Pop’s Influence – Rolling Stone