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In the Flesh (Blondie song)

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B-side
  
"Man Overboard"

Recorded
  
1976

Length
  
2:33

Format
  
Vinyl

Genre
  
New wave

Released
  
October 1976 (Private Stock) 1977 (Chrysalis)

"In the Flesh" is a song by American band Blondie. Originally from the band's self-titled debut album, Blondie, the song was Blondie's second and final single on the Private Stock label.

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Song information

The song has a feel reminiscent of Phil Spector-produced pop from the early 60s, with prominent piano, female backing vocals, and a time signature of 12/8.

In Australia, after the song was played by mistake (instead of "X Offender") on the nationally broadcast music program Countdown, it was well received by the viewing audience. Chrysalis Records re-released the song as a single in Australia, again with "Man Overboard" as the B-side. When it reached #2 on the charts in November 1977, Australia became the first territory in which Blondie achieved a hit single.

"In the Flesh" was featured in the 1982 film The Last American Virgin. The song was also featured in the film 200 Cigarettes (1999) and A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master. The song was covered by fictional band Low Shoulder in the 2009 film Jennifer's Body.

Release history

U.S. 7" (PS-45.141) / (PVT 1329 SP)
  1. "In the Flesh" (Harry / Stein) – 2:33
  2. "Man Overboard" (Harry) – 3:22
US 7" Promo (PSR-45.141)
  1. "In the Flesh" (Stereo Version)
  2. "In the Flesh" (Mono Version)
  • Labeled as a promo. Contains stereo and mono versions on opposite sides
  • Australia 7"

    1st release: Private Stock (PVT-11532) 2nd release: Chrysalis (K-6932)

    1. "In the Flesh" (Harry / Stein) – 2:33
    2. "Man Overboard" (Harry) – 3:22

    References

    In the Flesh (Blondie song) Wikipedia


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