The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

10 March 2006

One way or another, or another

The new Blondie Greatest Hits compilation, as you might expect, is far from perfect. I didn't expect them to dig up that live version of "7 Rooms of Gloom" that showed up on the CD reissue of Eat to the Beat; but they should have at least sprung for "X-Offender", which was a single, after all. At least "Denis" is there. Still, 20 tracks and 16 videos — it's a CD/DVD package — is nothing to sneeze at.

The one new track is something remarkable: a mashup of "Rapture" and the Doors' "Riders on the Storm," titled "Rapture Riders," which works better than it has any right to. Presumably for a limited time, you can hear it here. [Requires Windows Media or — gag — RealPlayer.]

(Spotted at Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch.)

Posted at 7:05 AM to Tongue and Groove