Eat to the Beat is the third studio album by American new wave band Blondie, released in September 1979. It was their follow-up to the critically and commercially acclaimed album Parallel Lines, and while it did not reach the same heights of popularity, it is still considered to be one of Blondie’s best albums.
The album is a more eclectic mix of genres than Parallel Lines, with Blondie experimenting with reggae, disco, and even elements of world music. However, the album’s overall sound is still very much Blondie, with Debbie Harry’s iconic vocals and the band’s tight musicianship taking center stage.
Eat to the Beat features a number of classic Blondie songs, including the title track, “Atomic”, “Dreaming”, and “Die Young Stay Pretty”. The album’s production is also top-notch, with Mike Chapman’s slick and polished sound perfectly complementing the band’s eclectic mix of styles.
Overall, Eat to the Beat is a great album that showcases Blondie’s versatility and creativity. It is a must-have for any fan of the band or new wave music in general.