Blondie — Rapture (Doomsday Deathmix)
Album: Rhythm Scholar Remixes
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Released: 2017
Length: 4:28
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Toe to toe
Dancing very close
Barely breathing
Almost comatose
Wall to wall
People hypnotised
And they're stepping lightly
Hang each night
in Rapture

Back to back
Sacrailiac
Spineless movement
And a wild attack

Face to face
Sadly solitude
And it's finger popping
Twenty-four hour shopping
in Rapture
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blech to the remix version!
Really rockin it 11/19/17 1 pm PST. Genius segue from Soundgarden Fell On Black Days to King Crimson Eyes Wide Open, working up to this and whatever comes next .............
 Proclivities wrote:

As far as I remember (and granted it was 1980, so my memory may be a little sketchy), Blondie's "Autoamerican" album was released a few weeks before The Clash's "Sandinista".  I believe that the single "Rapture" was also released before the single "The Magnificent Seven".

 
Autoamerican was released in November of 1980, Sandinista! in December 1980.  "Rapture" was released as a single in Jan of 81.  I don't think "the Magnificent Seven" and/or "Magnificent Dance" was released until the spring of 81
 jkamm14 wrote:

Also, The Clash's "Magnificent Seven" pre-dates this song (though it wasn't a hit on the pop charts as "Rapture" was). 

 
As far as I remember (and granted it was 1980, so my memory may be a little sketchy), Blondie's "Autoamerican" album was released a few weeks before The Clash's "Sandinista".  I believe that the single "Rapture" was also released before the single "The Magnificent Seven".
Pretty sure I've never heard an electronic remix that was even a small improvement on the original. Pass.
 lizardking wrote:

Kinda....although read the info at Songfacts to get a good understanding of what was going on. 

http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=2608

 



 
Also, The Clash's "Magnificent Seven" pre-dates this song (though it wasn't a hit on the pop charts as "Rapture" was). 
 LowPhreak wrote:
What's with the "Doomsday Deathmix" stupid moniker?

What's next...Pat Benatar's "Zombie Apocalypse" version of Hit Me With Your Best Shot?

Joni Mitchell's "Nuclear Armageddon" version of Free Man in Paris?

Jesus. {#Rolleyes}

 
{#Roflol}{#Lol}{#Roflol}{#Lol}{#Cheesygrin}{#Roflol}
HAHA!  I don't know what's more funny...your comment or your profile location!  {#Roflol}
Rhythm Scholar does some very nice remixes.  This one was done to celebrate the 30th anniversary of "Rapture".  Here is a bizarre and surreal video of this song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CH0_Zb6GG8

 LowPhreak wrote:
What's with the "Doomsday Deathmix" stupid moniker?

What's next...Pat Benatar's "Zombie Apocalypse" version of Hit Me With Your Best Shot?

Joni Mitchell's "Nuclear Armageddon" version of Free Man in Paris?

Jesus. {#Rolleyes}

 
Hmm, that Joni Mitchell remix sounds like it would be a fun project to work on.
{#Wink}
This really works for me, enjoying more than original.  I think b/c it's fresh - has more energy and not so stale sounding these days.
Please, no remixes...
What's with the "Doomsday Deathmix" stupid moniker?

What's next...Pat Benatar's "Zombie Apocalypse" version of Hit Me With Your Best Shot?

Joni Mitchell's "Nuclear Armageddon" version of Free Man in Paris?

Jesus. {#Rolleyes}
Not a big fan of remixes, but this is an awesome song. 
How about this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLLure2CP5g
Something old... something new... something... different... 
Love the disco hi-hat. {#Drummer}
 Yes...you are spot-on...a perfect segue. A pleasure to hear.

kcar wrote:
Now Bill, confess: you just played this so you could make a perfect segue to Deus's "What We Talk About (When We Talk About Love)".

And yes, it was perfect. {#Clap}{#Notworthy}

 


I love that RP plays this, and I am as equally excited each time I hear it here. 
This is no good without her band.
 LaurieinTucson wrote:
I've heard this was the first rap song. Anyone know for sure?

 
It wasn't the first rap song, but it was the first rap song to be played nationally ... 
I don't like this version.. I prefer the rap portions on the original... 
 LaurieinTucson wrote:
I've heard this was the first rap song. Anyone know for sure?

 
Kinda....although read the info at Songfacts to get a good understanding of what was going on. 

http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=2608

 


I've heard this was the first rap song. Anyone know for sure?
There was nothing wrong with the original that this version is fixing. But also not different enough to justify its existence.
Ok, I like it. 
Now Bill, confess: you just played this so you could make a perfect segue to Deus's "What We Talk About (When We Talk About Love)".

And yes, it was perfect. {#Clap}{#Notworthy}


 fredhatman wrote:

THAT was dia-Blondie-cal.

 
What he said
Yeppity yep; fine way to start a rainy Monday morning in Old Londinium. pxd
Really digging this take on an old classic — energy to spare
 LPCity wrote:
Do we really ever need to hear this song re-done?  It wasn't that great the first time around.

 
Maybe it's like politicians - when they need instant cash infusion they go out and give speeches for $400k and they don't say anything new. Perhaps this is an attempt to generate a few sales.
Very interesting remix of a unforgettable song. A solid 8.
Unnecessary remix. An overt money-grab.

The original version is still my favorite Blondie song.  
that photo of this Stupendous Artist reminded you of Billy Idol ... hmmmmmm, k.     (wow man, not any resemblance imo)
cool tune
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Maybe I missed it but this cuts out the rap section. Which was a landmark and sort of amusing, but made the song just screech to a halt. 

 
That is the best description I've ever read for the original "Rapture".
 TerryS wrote:
Please allow me to correct that, never having seen BI in drag........

 
We almost lost him once in 1990 when he crashed his cycle in L.A., but he came back from that one.  So there's still time to catch him crossing over.
The cover photo reminds me of Billy Idol in drag. Please allow me to correct that, never having seen BI in drag.........Billy Idol alternatively dressed.
 LPCity wrote:
Do we really ever need to hear this song re-done?  It wasn't that great the first time around.

 
Maybe I missed it but this cuts out the rap section. Which was a landmark and sort of amusing, but made the song just screech to a halt. 
Do we really ever need to hear this song re-done?  It wasn't that great the first time around.
Nice!

THAT was dia-Blondie-cal.
Nice mix freshens up the song a bit!