Album: Eat To The Beat (1979)
  • songfacts ®
  • Artistfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • Both Debbie Harry and Chris Stein were deliriously sick for much of Blondie's 1978 European Plastic Letters tour. They wrote this song about the difficult time and originally thought of titling it "The Desperate Hours."
  • A promotional video was filmed for each Eat To The Beat track, the first such project in rock music. While The Kinks' live One For The Road was made available first, Blondie's effort had been ready months earlier, only to be delayed by union disputes. Each video was directed by David Mallet and filmed in and around New York, with the exception of the clip for "Union City Blue."
Please sign in or register to post comments.


Be the first to comment...

Ralph Casale - Session ProSongwriter Interviews

A top New York studio musician, Ralph played guitar on many '60s hits, including "Lightnin' Strikes," "A Lover's Concerto" and "I Am A Rock."

Evolution Of The Prince SymbolSong Writing

The evolution of the symbol that was Prince's name from 1993-2000.

Modern A Cappella with Peder Karlsson of The Real GroupSong Writing

The leader of the Modern A Cappella movement talks about the genre.

Dwight TwilleySongwriter Interviews

Since his debut single "I'm On Fire" in 1975, Dwight has been providing Spinal-Tap moments and misadventure.

Ron and Russell Mael of SparksSongwriter Interviews

The men of Sparks on their album Hippopotamus, and how Morrissey handled it when they suggested he lighten up.

Spooner OldhamSongwriter Interviews

His keyboard work helped define the Muscle Shoals sound and make him an integral part of many Neil Young recordings. Spooner is also an accomplished songwriter, whose hits include "I'm Your Puppet" and "Cry Like A Baby."