The Sun - Wednesday
4th October 1989 - Page 15
Picture: DAVE HOGAN
Written by ANDY COULSON
WATCH out Kylie, Madonna and Tina! Blondie is back - and the queen of Seventies New Wave hasn't lost any of her magic.
Debbie Harry, now 44, rocked her way through a stunning 1½-hour set at London's tiny Borderline club.
There was a touch of extra weight around the middle and under the chin - but she still looked great.
Dressed in a raunchy thigh-length red dress and sexy red stockings delicious Debbie left the crammed crowd sweat-soaked and ecstatic.
Her first British show in seven years was more like a private party. The stage was tiny and the backing band cut to a minumum, but the fans lapped up every second.
And with boyfriend Chris Stein backing her on guitar, Debbie was having fun. She said: "It has been a long time but, boy, am I glad to be playing in front of an English crowd again."
Her new album is called Deaf Dumb And Blonde but Miss Harry proved that she's anything but the first two.
Her new material, including the latest single I Want That Man, is brilliant.
But it was when she ripped into a string of Blondie classics, including Heart Of Glass, Rapture and The Tide Is High that the Borderline was on the verge of bursting!
After frantic screams for an encore, Debbie stepped back on stage to thrash out a raucous rendition of her 1980 No 1 Call Me.
Bizarre rating: Blondie bombshell!