Rock On

From the Album Rock On
October 10, 2012 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: October 10, 2012
  • Label: Noble ID
  • Copyright: 2012 Noble ID LLC
  • Duration: 3:07 minutes
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  • ASIN: B009JDUXWY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (146 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18 Free in Songs (See Top 100 Free in Songs)

Customer Reviews

Great song with fantastic recording quality and sound.
stephjeff
This is definitely a great song to download not just for Blondie fans but for people everywhere who like really good rock.
Matthew G. Sherwin
Not as good as the original by David Essex but I like Blondie and I like covers.
Mel L.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mark D. R. Stern on October 27, 2012
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This is the classic rock song that you remember. But Blondie reinvents it so that it stands alone as a contempory song.
Their instrumentation differs: driving guitar, bass, driving keyboards, drums as well as wind and brass. And reaching out to you the seductive voice of Deborah Harry. She wraps her voice around the lyrics in her own unique way. This is not a typical cover where they try to replicate the original. Blondie reinvents the song to own it and make it theirs. The sound is complex but at the same time simple and without a producer's fade to black but an abrupt stop with Debbie's final Rock On.
The original drew you in with a unique seductive song but with a male vocalist that sounds dated now. This is not a replication but a reinterpretation with Debbie's seductive voice giving it a quality the original lacked.
It is nostalgic and new at the same time: like Blondie itself. Deborah Harry Rocks On.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Gaba Hey on November 9, 2012
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This was a big hit for David Essex in 1973. At least I think that was his name. He was one of those one hit wonders. I was very young but remember it well. It was on the the top 40 radio all the time. It used synths, and that was new and unusual and to me it sounded great. And now Blondie, one of my favorites from the late 70's, covers it. And it's a great cover! A bit more rocking and less electronic than the original. And the best part. . .it's free. How can you say no?
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Coaster Pal on October 30, 2012
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Having just seen Blondie on their 2012 Blondie/Devo mini-tour in September, where they rocked the venue all the way up to the last row, with people dancing wildly everywhere, I found myself listening to Debbie and the boys more than ever to keep the good vibe going as long as I could after the show. While I love the Blondie catalog of music, happily some of my favorite songs are newer ones, too: "What I Heard" rocks (check out the "Live at Abbey Road" version of the song on YouTube to see Debbie, Clem, Chris and the newer members of the group kicking some serious butt live: [...]), and their version of Ellie Goulding's hit "Lights" is better than Ellie's in my opinion, because Debbie's haunting voice fits the lyrics better (I like Ellie's version, too--don't get me wrong), plus it was memorable in concert because they segued from "Lights" to their old hit "Atomic" in an exhilarating way. My point is they're still making new music that I love, and these 3 new songs they released in October (for free on Amazon, no less) are good examples of that--all 3 are excellent representations of how strong they still are musically, and how much they continue to love to perform and create. Don't miss them live if you get the chance--their shows are tight, fun, and you'll be sweating from dancing by the time the encore rolls around (on this tour their encores included a cover of Frankie Goes to Hollywood's "Relax" that kicked butt, too!)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Oceanfront TOP 50 REVIEWER on April 27, 2014
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It feels funny going through Amazon sings, and always wanting to purchase stuff over 20 years old.
My guess is, this trend is going to continue. ;-)

I enjoyed this rendition of this song and now I want to set up an entire classic rock library on my IPad Air.
Thanks Amazon...there goes another chunk of money <vbg>. ;-)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Matthew G. Sherwin HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 13, 2013
Blondie does an excellent job covering this song by David Essex! The music fits in perfectly with her singing and I love that. The guitars are really prominent in the arrangement which works well, too. Blondie and the musicians never miss a beat and they do this song justice! This is definitely a great song to download not just for Blondie fans but for people everywhere who like really good rock. David Essex fans may like this one, too.

Very well done!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By eldie coronado on June 4, 2013
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So crisp and clear. Cant complain on a perfect download. Hope to see more. This is such an amazing piece.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bonnie Sieting on May 3, 2013
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I prefer the original band who did this song. Try again Blonde with your own songs, not remaking one from someone else.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By kycorvair on February 7, 2013
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Didn't like this at all. Could easily mistake this performance with one from a local pizza parlor. Much too bland for Blondie.
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