The creation of Blondie merchandise came about due to the immense success that the band achieved, creating designs that help to maintain the theme that the Blondie discography created. Since the band formed in 1974 they have successfully dominated a diverse selection of genres, this perfectly showcases the impressive versatility that the band possesses. They are constantly thought of as the pioneers of the new wave and punk genres on the American scene during the mid-70s. To date they have released a total of nine studio albums; each album successfully explores a new sound that helps to match the style of each era. Their bestselling album to date is ‘Parallel Lines
’ managing to achieve Platinum status around the world and even 4x Platinum in Canada, it was also ranked at 18 in the NME 100 greatest albums of all time poll. Due to the success this band achieved they were inducted into the ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
’, where they fell out with former band mates due to lead vocalist Debbie Harry refusing to perform with them. The Blondie merchandise range was inspired by their brilliant albums, their discography includes:
- Plastic Letters
- Parallel Lines
- Eat to the Beat
- The Hunter
- No Exit
- The Curse of Blondie
- Panic of Girls
Due to the years of experience this band has gained, the Blondie merchandise range features some of the most interesting designs in today’s band merchandise scene. Throughout the Blondie discography, the line-up of the band has changed considerably, the current line-up however consists of: Tommy Kessler, Matt Katz-Bohen, Leigh Foxx, Clem Burke, Chris Stein and Debbie Harry. During the years between 1982 and 1997 Blondie was on hiatus due to some troubles that had arisen, including: drug abuse, lack in ticket sales and Chris Stein’s diagnosis with pemphigus. During the hiatus, Debbie Harry embarked on a moderately successful solo career while caring for her husband and band mate, Chris Stein. During the years of 1996 and 1997, Debbie Harry and husband Chris Stein started the reformation process by contacting former members which resulted in numerous outdoor festival performances. However former band members Nigel Harrison and Frank Infante were not happy about the reunion and unsuccessfully attempted to sue the band to prevent them from reforming. The designs featured in the Blondie merchandise range successfully showcase the character of this band, giving people an insight into whether or not this band is for them.
The success of Blondie merchandise has contributed to this band’s promotion campaign, helping to bring their music and style to the younger generations. One of, if not, the most popular single from the Blondie discography is the song, ‘Call Me
’ which has appeared in a number of films and TV shows as well as peaking at number 1 in the US, UK and Canadian Charts. The Blondie merchandise has become increasingly popular as the years have gone on, so why not join in on the craze and promote this band to every person who sees you.
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