Paris Groovescooter, Jean-Philippe Ducharne, Jim Poe
It's hard to believe the watershed third album from punk pioneers Blondie turns 40 this month. Debbie Harry & co.'s influence on all manner of pop music, dance and postpunk seems to loom larger than ever.
Combining postpunk, power pop, disco and New York attitude, and featuring massive hits like “Heart of Glass” and “One Way or Another,” Parallel Lines took the sound of the American underground to the mainstream and permanently defined New Wave cool.
On Sunday September 16, Classic Album Sundays will present this masterpiece uninterrupted on vinyl and in hi-fi at The World Bar, with journalist, 2ser host and and lifelong Blondie fan Paris Groovescooter along as our special guest.
Stick around for the afterparty where we'll clear away the chairs, get on the decks and spin new wave and disco and other on-theme sounds both new and old, giving our CAS family a chance to party up and get a little more loose than usual!
Hosts: J.P. Ducharne (The Mancusian Circus), Jim Poe (Deep House Australia)
- Turntable: Rega RP6
- Cartridge: Rega Exact
- Amplifier: Accuphase E-202
- Loudspeakers: Klipsch Heresy + Klipsch R10SW subwoofer
What is Classic Album Sundays?
Classic Album Sundays is the world's most popular record club. CAS allows the listener to fully immerse themselves in the music by presenting the musical context, the story behind the album and an uninterrupted replay of the album on vinyl on an audiophile hi-fi sound system (with phones switched off and no conversation). People learn about the history of the album and then hear things in the music that they have never heard before. The events are mainly attended by non-audiophiles who are sometimes moved to tears when they hear the details of their favourite recordings.
CAS currently holds regular classic-album listening sessions in London, New York, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Oslo and many more cities. As it has touched upon a cultural nerve with its mission of challenging the way we listen to music in the 21st century, CAS has received amazing coverage in BBC Breakfast TV, The Guardian, Elle Magazine, NME, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and more.
Check out the wonderful article about CAS Sydney by Kate Hennessy in Guardian Australia: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/may/09/in-full-on-vinyl-no-chatter-have-we-lost-the-art-of-listening-to-music-
Classic Album Sundays was founded by Colleen “Cosmo” Murphy. Murphy is a radio host (having hosted shows since 1982 and having produced widely syndicated radio shows in the USA); an international audiophile DJ (protegé of David Mancuso and Francois Kevorkian and Director of London's Lucky Cloud Sound System); music producer and remixer (remixes for The Rapture on DFA and producing Wild Rumpus with guitarist Gary Lucas of Captain Beefheart and Jeff Buckley fame); independent label owner and a music journalist. In her younger years, Murphy worked for a number of well-known record shops, where she amassed far too many records.
For much more about Classic Album Sundays, visit the homepage: http://classicalbumsundays.com/