Musically, Blondie were hopelessly horrible when we first began rehearsing for Parallel Lines, and in terms of my attitude they didn’t know what had hit them. I basically went in there like Adolf Hitler and said, ‘You are going to make a great record, and that means you’re going to start playing better.'”Mike Chapman, in an interview for Sound on Sound, recalling Blondie’s initial musical inexperience
Blondie releases their US-breakthrough album — and their most successful album — on September 23, 1978. It’s #140 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.