1980 Blondie – Autoamerican

Autoamerican is the fifth studio album by the American rock band Blondie. It was released in November 1980 and reached No. 3 in the UK charts, No. 7 in the US, and No. 8 in Australia.

The band released two singles from this album, “The Tide Is High” and “Rapture”. “The Tide Is High” hit Number One in several countries, including the US and the UK. “Rapture” became the first rap song ever to reach number 1 on the singles chart in the US (it also reached #5 in the UK and #4 in Australia).

Tracks

1  Europa (Chris Stein) 03:30
2  Live It Up (Chris Stein) 04:09
3  Here’s Looking At You (Chris Stein; Deborah Harry) 02:58
The Tide Is High (John Holt) 04:40
5  Angels On the Balcony (Jimmy Destri; Laura Davis) 03:47
6  Go Through It (Chris Stein; Deborah Harry) 02:42
7  Do The Dark (Jimmy Destri) 03:51
Rapture (Chris Stein; Deborah Harry) 06:31
9  Faces (Deborah Harry) 03:52
10  T-Birds (Deborah Harry; Nigel Harrison) 03:57
11  Walk Like Me (Jimmy Destri) 03:45
12  Follow Me (Al Lerner; Frederick Loewe) 03:10

Musicians

BassNigel Harrison
DrumsClem Burke
GuitarFrank Infante
GuitarChris Stein
KeyboardsJimmy Destri
TimpaniChris Stein
VocalsDeborah Harry

Other Musicians

2 Live It Up

GuitarWah Wah Watson
PercussionScott Lesser
Background VocalsB-Girls


4 The Tide Is High

PercussionAlex Acuna
PercussionEmil Richards
PercussionOllie E. Brown


7 Do The Dark

LyriconTom Scott


8 Rapture

SaxTom Scott


9 Faces

BassRay Brown
PianoSteve Goldstein
SaxTom Scott


10 T-Birds

Background VocalsHoward Kaylan
Background VocalsMark Volman


12 Follow Me

SynthesizerSteve Goldstein

Liner Notes

Producer – Merwin Belin, Mike Chapman
Arranged By (Strings, Horns) – Jimmie Haskell (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 6)
Engineer – Lenise Bent
Engineer (Assistant) – Doug Schwartz, Gary Boatner

Art Direction – Billy Bass
Artwork By – Karen Knecht
Graphic Design – John Van Hamersveld
Painting – Martin Hoffman

Recorded At – United Western Studios
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Chrysalis Records
Copyright (c) – Chrysalis Records