Wipe off My Sweat

Album: Panic Of Girls (2011)
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  • This Latin-flavored dance song is a track from American new wave band Blondie's ninth studio album, Panic Of Girls. The band co-wrote the song with Paradise N. Efecto, a Cuban singer and producer. Debbie Harry told Spinner how the collaboration came about: "She actually was a friend of our keyboard player Matt Katz-Bohen. He came in with this idea that wasn't really sort of fleshed out. So we put bits of that together - it was a really great experience. We sort of all put our two cents into it. It sounds great live too. We added this acoustic guitar intro and it's fantastic."
  • Zach Condon of American indie folk band Beirut plays trumpet on this track. Said Harry to Spinner: "We both knew about Beirut. Chris [Stein, guitarist] came across them and fell madly in love. We went to a couple of shows, and I think Chris and Zach started e-mailing and they were sort of put in touch with each other. I went to see them in Texas before all that happened and I was really, really impressed. Having my little jazz experience and then hearing what these guys were doing and some of the things they were incorporating was just really exciting, really beautiful."
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