The Vault: Debbie Harry Laces Up Her Roller Skates

Apr 19th, 2007 // 3 Comments

Debbie-Harry-In-Love-With-Love-53497.jpgDebbie Harry put out her second solo album, Rockbird, in 1986, and while “French Kissin’” made it all the way to the Troop Beverly Hills soundtrack, “In Love With Love” didn’t really go anywhere on the US charts. It was taken apart and remixed by freestyle DJs Justin Strauss and Murray Elias, who turned it into a moody, somewhat spooky club jam: the remix puts Harry’s vocal front and center, and frames it with only the barest essential bits and beat, like a snaky one-finger synth line and a drum machine set to stun:

Debbie Harry – In Love With Love [MP3, link expired]

  1. Christian John

    A somewhat different edit of this appears on the DH/Blondie comp. “Once More Into the Bleach”. I definitely agree that it’s “spooky”…in an appealing way. This has aged a little better than the original album version.

    Think Madonna definitely overshadowed Debbie’s solo efforts in the mid and late ’80s.

  2. Audif Jackson Winters III

    Was this around the time she was banging James Woods in VIDEODROME?

  3. Christian John

    Videodrome was ’83; this song was ’86

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