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She began to attain a celebrity status that set her apart from the other band members, who were largely ignored by the media.
Blondie's next single in the US was a more aggressive rock song, "One Way or Another" (US No.
24), though in the UK, an alternate single choice, "Sunday Girl", became a No. In a daring move, Chrysalis Records' Linda Carhart asked Jon Roseman Productions US division to shoot videos for every song and make it the first ever video album.
David Mallet directed and Paul Flattery produced it at various locations and studios in and around New York. In the summer of 1980, the band appeared in a bit part in the film Roadie starring Meat Loaf.
He and Stein gave Jimmy Destri much of the credit for the final result, noting that Destri's appreciation of technology had led him to introduce synthesizers and to rework the keyboard sections.
Chart success, along with a successful 1978 UK tour, including a gig at London's Roundhouse, By this time, Gary Valentine had left and been replaced by Frank Infante (guitar, bass guitar). Parallel Lines became the group's most successful album, selling 20 million copies worldwide.).Stein asserted that "X-Offender" was "too crazy and aggressive [to become a hit]", while "In the Flesh" was "not representative of any punk sensibility.Over the years, I've thought they probably played both things but liked one better.Over the next three years, the band achieved several hit singles including "Heart of Glass", "Call Me", "Rapture" and "The Tide Is High" and became noted for its eclectic mix of musical styles incorporating elements of disco, pop, reggae, and early rap music.Blondie disbanded after the release of its sixth studio album The Hunter in 1982.
The song was accompanied by a music video filmed at a club in New York City (incorrectly surmised as being Studio 54, due to an exterior shot there preceding the interior video).