usa, established 1975
"heart of glass" from the album parallel lines
courtesy capitol records, llc. picture disc courtesy dan brown
blondie, a pioneer in the merging of punk-rock and new wave music in america, was considered an underground band until the release of parallel lines in 1978. over the next few years blondie became known for its eclectic mix of musical styles, incorporating elements of disco, pop, and reggae while retainning its identity as a new wave band.