© 2024 Louisville Public Media

Public Files:
89.3 WFPL · 90.5 WUOL-FM · 91.9 WFPK

For assistance accessing our public files, please contact info@lpm.org or call 502-814-6500
89.3 WFPL News | 90.5 WUOL Classical 91.9 WFPK Music | KyCIR Investigations
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Stream: News Music Classical

Blondie's Clem Burke: "David Bowie was a big influence on us. He informed New Wave & punk in a lot of ways."


Blondie’s Clem Burke on Their Box Set, Bowie’s Influence, & Johnny Marr Appearance’s on Their Next Album

Blondie’s Clem Burke checks in with Kyle Meredith to talk about the band’s new box set, Against The Odds and their upcoming album. The drummer tells how the archival project had its influence felt on the new collection before heading back in time to talk about the creative progression in songs like Heart of Glass, as well as being a multi-genre band from the start, and the enormous impact David Bowie had on the group. Burke also discusses how the next record will feature Johnny Marr and a cover, his favorite Blondie needle drops, and if we can expect him to perform with The Eurythmics in their upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.

Watch the interview above and then check out the videos below.

Kyle is the WFPK Music Director. Email Kyle at kmeredith@lpm.org

Can we count on your support?

Louisville Public Media depends on donations from members – generous people like you – for the majority of our funding. You can help make the next story possible with a donation of $10 or $20. We'll put your gift to work providing news and music for our diverse community.