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Blondie vs. Philip Glass — Heart of Glass
Album: MadMixMustang
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Released: 2010
Length: 4:17
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Once I had a love and it was a gas
Soon turned out had a heart of glass
Seemed like the real thing, only to find
Mucho mistrust, love's gone behind

Once I had a love and it was divine
Soon found out I was losing my mind
It seemed like the real thing but I was so blind
Mucho mistrust, love's gone behind

In between
What I find is pleasing and I'm feeling fine
Love is so confusing there's no peace of mind
If I fear I'm losing you it's just no good
You teasing like you do

Once I had a love and it was a gas
Soon turned out had a heart of glass
Seemed like the real thing, only to find
Mucho mistrust, love's gone behind

Lost inside
Adorable illusion and I cannot hide
I'm the one you're using, please don't push me aside
We could've made it cruising, yeah

Yeah, riding high on love's true bluish light

Once I had a love and it was a gas
Soon turned out to be a pain in the ass
Seemed like the real thing only to find
Mucho mistrust, love's gone behind
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Anxious to try making this in Garage Band.  On the other hand, no.
I love the indignation of the RP denizens.  This remix is hysterical.
It's no PsychoSocial mashed up with the Wiggles, but I like it.
Not a fan to begin with, and this is just worse..
There are no "wrong opinions". There's mine (which matters) and everyone else;s (which doesn't)
Krane wrote:
If you read the posts below and you are named Bill or Rebecca, may I introduce you this wonderful cure to wrong opinions?
 
 

Philip Glass will always remind me of the movie 'Breathless' with Richard Gere & Valérie Kaprisky. {#Daisy}
Heard that without seeing what it was, ready to comment "heart of Philip Glass" feeling pretty pleased with myself. Duh!
I want to hear Weird Al after this.
 Grammarcop wrote:
Only thing missing is Ira Glass...

"On today's show: What happens when what seems like a good idea goes terribly wrong. Act One: A mashup artist decides to combine Philip Glass and Blondie to disastrous results..."
 

Hilarious! You nailed Ira!
A travesty. This 'artist' is first against the wall' when the revolution comes. (Douglas Adams)
I love this mashup but must admit that the haters are awfully funny! 
I always thought Blondie at heart was Glass.
Don't butcher my childhood, savages
 barsaec wrote:
 Grammarcop wrote:
Only thing missing is Ira Glass...

"On today's show: What happens when what seems like a good idea goes terribly wrong. Act One: A mashup artist decides to combine Philip Glass and Blondie to disastrous results..."
 

 

Funny comment, but I like the piece.  Something different, which is one of the great things about RP.
 markybx wrote:

...and timpani!
 
and cowbell...


At first I thought I was hearing something from The Piano. Then it got all strange... 
So want to like this but just cant. Some parts are ok and the two flow along nicely but others are disjointed and it just does not work overall. Sorry tried my best.
 shakylegs wrote:
I can't hate this
 
That's OK. I've got you covered.
Well this certainly got my attention! First time I've heard it. I thought two songs starting playing at the same time. I wanted to hate this within the first 10 seconds, but I'm liking it the more the song continues. That album cover is fantastic too. Glass on Glass...
Way to suck all of the fun out of a really fun song. Ugh.
Sometimes a good mute hits the spot.
 Typesbad wrote:
Glad I heard it once.
 
Not sure I'm glad, but I've now heard it.. 

(to self: Steady, brother; no need to PSD ... be strong!)
 Shotoverplain wrote:
why do you persist in repeating the airing of exceptionally irritating pretentious remixes like this particular awful offering....please play the original, or possibly a better idea,maybe some early live blondie?
 
Because there are those of us who LIKE hearing this type of variety - good, bad or indifferent.   If you want only what you like may I suggest Pandora.
Große Namen aber total langweilig, ich schlaf gleich ein bz, bz,bz
 rpdevotee wrote:
You know I've always felt that what's been missing from Blonde's music has been classical piano, tuba and harmonica.  I'm glad someone finally added the piano.  Still waiting for the tuba and harmonica.
 
...and timpani!
 Grammarcop wrote:
Only thing missing is Ira Glass...

"On today's show: What happens when what seems like a good idea goes terribly wrong. Act One: A mashup artist decides to combine Philip Glass and Blondie to disastrous results..."
 

I was fresh out of high school and living in NYC the year 'Parallel Lines' came out.  Debbie Harry and Blondie were SO big.

This cut makes me feel liked I'm at her funeral.
why do you persist in repeating the airing of exceptionally irritating pretentious remixes like this particular awful offering....please play the original, or possibly a better idea,maybe some early live blondie?
You know I've always felt that what's been missing from Blonde's music has been classical piano, tuba and harmonica.  I'm glad someone finally added the piano.  Still waiting for the tuba and harmonica.
OK, I can see this as a musical exercise, so one such song would be interesting. But the whole album?
Amazing to see a average rating over 5.  This is what happens when someone takes 80's pop music way too seriously.  "Next up, Beethoven plays Modest Mouse"
21st century elevator music.
Only thing missing is Ira Glass...

"On today's show: What happens when what seems like a good idea goes terribly wrong. Act One: A mashup artist decides to combine Philip Glass and Blondie to disastrous results..."
Each is awesome all by itself but combined this is painful. Just makes me want to hear the original even more to clean up this mess.
I like it
Yeah, I didn't like the original Blondie song, and this change makes it... not better.
My Lord, this is awful.
Yuk
 
Blondie great, this absolutely pointless
 
Pointless semi-intellectual pretentious crap
Totally brilliant, 10/10
If you read the posts below and you are named Bill or Rebecca, may I introduce you this wonderful cure to wrong opinions?
 
 Algis wrote:
I like Blondie. I like Philip Glass. I hate this.

Make it stop.

"


 
Couldn't have said it better.
Whaaaa
I’m working hard not to spew profanities. Um, my vote is NO!
No. Just.... no!
about a 4 on first hearing, but about a 9 for trying, so maybe a 7.  A little early in the day for an intellectual challenge....
 ScottishWillie wrote:
I try not to post negative comments on Radio Paradise but this version of one of my favourite songs makes it hard!
  
  
ianmoff wrote:

Pervert
 
:lol:
It didn't quite mesh (mash?) at the beginning for me ... but it slowly came around. Not bad! I've always liked that "Rapture Riders" (Blondie vs. The Doors) mashup. 
Weird enough to be cool. 7
Glad I heard it once.
awesome version - for those who can't dance
Wha-?

Wh...Why?

Why would anyone make this?

Bill, why would you play this?
 ScottishWillie wrote:
I try not to post negative comments on Radio Paradise but this version of one of my favourite songs makes it hard!
 
Pervert
If read the posts below and you are named Bill or Rebecca, may I introduce you this wonderful cure to wrong opinions?
 
I like Blondie. I like Philip Glass. I hate this.

Make it stop.

"





I try not to post negative comments on Radio Paradise but this version of one of my favourite songs makes it hard!
The 2 different keys are killing me.  Make it stop please.
Made me look. I might have paced it a little differently, still cool. 
Apparently there's another Phillip Glass/Blondie mashup getting a lot of attention right now because it was in Hulu's Handmaid's Tale.

https://www.classicfm.com/composers/glass/news/philip-glass-blondie-handmaids-tale/

It's not the same as this one as it uses Glass' Violin Concerto II instead of Opening (from Glassworks).

Also, I believe the remixer is MadMixMustang, though, as is typical of these copyright eschewing works, it's tough to find any real info.
I can't hate this
I found this quite soothing and enjoyable. Probably depends on your mindset at that particular moment.
Astonishing & beautiful!
What's cool is that it works!
What a great version,  Love it!!
 yofitofu wrote:
I like it when Bill gets frisky and starts having fun with us. Lighten up people!

 
Yep.  The world is full of other bigger things to get all lathered up about.
 Cynaera wrote:
I hated the song. Now, I hate this mix - to quote Richard Thompson:  "A meeting of great minds! How nice!  Like Einstein and Sporty Spice..."

 
Kaa-Zing!      not listenable imo
Not the worst thing I've ever heard, but still, this is wrong.  Just wrong.  {#No}
This is a LOT of effort to go to just to make a musical pun. I love it! {#Lol}
I love a good mash up from time to time. Pity so many of the best are not kosha enough for a radio station!

Unexpected, anyway, very creative!


Why the fuck would anyone ruin Blondie this way?


leaves me confused {#Stupid} like trying to listen to two songs at the same time
Not perfect, wouldn't want to hear it regularly, but the idea for the mashup and its execution are pure genius.
...and this(?) comes along on the PSD. I see others hate it. I can hear it. Evocative on this foggy Thursday morning.
This would have been better had Gary Jules done a cover. {#Frustrated}
My first comment on RP. after many enjoyable years of listenin. 

Please shoot me now   
yeah, most definitely a wtf moment..  what do you call it? contrived cognitive dissonance... is there such a thing?  my brain is short-circuiting..  this could be the soundtrack to Nicolas Roeg's Movie, Insignificance.

Horrible!

Provocative, granted, but I do not want to hear it ever again.
Where's the ? (huh?) rating ?!!

I find myself highly conflicted on this dreary, rainy Friday morning.

I had previously given this a 5, but I am glad that its in the rotation. Its a contrast in styles that makes me take a moment to wonder whether it is different from the original so I don't like it, or if its making me be more open to a distinctly unique interpretation of the original.

But, I am keeping it a 5....


Look up Go Home Productions for more cut'n'shut examples...!{#Smile} Unfortunately this one comes out as an insurance write-off, methinks.
Awesome, I love this. Thank you for turning me on.
I like Blondie and I like Phillip Glass... But not together. Not a good combo. 
I thought this was awful. Then when my mind let go of the original I warmed to it a bit more.
I like Blondie

I like Philip Glass most of the time.

This mash-up is horrible. Eeeuwww.  Please don't do this again.


Well, the choruses sound good, but the verse is just painful, 'cause they just don't match up. I would have punted on the whole project after hearing how the verse came out. 
I get the connect...previous DCFC songs lyrics "I don't know why."  This song: I don't know why.  Brilliant!
I just love mash-ups - our society puts too much value on new stuff, and does not honor interpretation and recombination.
The chords and key barely line up...a total stretch with ho-hum results.

Where's the PAD (Play ANYTHING Different) button?
It wasn't that great of a song to begin with.  This isn't helping make it better.
 merobreno wrote:
Again. NO. Just say no to Glass. It's 1900 hrs on Fri. and you need to lighten up Bill. NOOOOOO.

 

Well its close to 1900 hours somewhere in the world only some years later,,,,this one has not aged well with time.
I like Phillip Glass.  I like Blondie.  I do not like forced mashups.  Over Glass' piece, poor Debbie sounds really out of key.  {#Embarassed}
OK this is pure genius. I would never have connected them.
I like it when Bill gets frisky and starts having fun with us. Lighten up people!
I love both pieces, but mixing the timelessness of this sublime Glass work with the fun-but-disposable pop hit hurts my soul...!
Ingenious mash up!
Again. NO. Just say no to Glass. It's 1900 hrs on Fri. and you need to lighten up Bill. NOOOOOO.
3 snorts
oh my
 modemhead wrote:
This brings to mind all the joy I have cleaning the dryer lint filter. Well, actually the execution of the task is no fun at all, but I am really glad when it's over.


 

{#Eek}
I think 'outstanding' fits...
Utterly dreadful on every level I can think of.  Sorry.
Ouch, this is painful.
A square peg in a round hole.
Nope. Nope nope nope!
Love both of them, but this tune turned my stomach around. Never before has a song accomplished that. Thank heavens this song is followed up by Arcade Fire. Now my stomach is getting better. 
such a boring cover...
kind of lame..wish they had redone the vocals ..sounds like the  cheesy remix that it is, below both artists IMO
It's funny, Heart of Glass is so funky and fast and fun, so this sloooow cover gives it a distinct wistful sound, that melancholy somehow feels right for a reinterpretation.... so thumbs up from me, I wouldnt want to listen to it a lot, but it is AFFIRMATIVE of the right place for nostalgia and looking backwards

Um... THAT is insane.  I... love? ... it?


This brings to mind all the joy I have cleaning the dryer lint filter. Well, actually the execution of the task is no fun at all, but I am really glad when it's over.

wow. simply wow
I hated the song. Now, I hate this mix - to quote Richard Thompson:  "A meeting of great minds! How nice!  Like Einstein and Sporty Spice..."
This is OK.  ONCE!!!!!
Sounds simply magnifique this late! Can't understand why it's less then 7. 

Amazing!

Love the both original songs.


Fascinating.  {#Cool}  The perfect tension between harmony and dissonance really works....  I'm not a fan of either Blondie or Glass, but this is very cool.  Not that I would listen to it very often or anything....  But what a unique experience.
Bill,

I love what you do but, honestly, this thing with Glass has to end. Really. his work is like Chop Stix on luds. It's childish. And this mix is just an abomination of a dynamic pop song. Get over the Glass thing.

I was working away and heard the piano.
Fine...
I heard Debbie Harry singing.
I started laughing.
I knew this HAD to be Phillip Glass only because the Blondie song was Heart Of Glass.  I checked to find that this was, indeed, a great musical pun.

It's amazing how well they come together, too...  Fitting together so well, breaking into dissonance, then coming back.  Thanks for playing this.  There's no way I would have heard it anywhere else.
 
I'm ready for my colonoscopy now.