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Blondie is an American rock band that first gained fame in the late 1970s. The band was a pioneer in the early American punk rock and New Wave scenes. Its first two albums contained strong elements of these genres, and although successful in Australia and the United Kingdom, Blondie was regarded as an underground band in the United States until the release of a third album in 1978. Over the next three years, the band achieved several hit singles and was noted for its eclectic mix of musical styles incorporating elements of disco, pop and reggae, while retaining a basic style as a New Wave band.
Lead singer Deborah Harry achieved a level of celebrity that eclipsed other band members leading to tension within the group. Following a poorly received album, and with core member Chris Stein diagnosed with a potentially fatal disease, the group disbanded in 1982. As members pursued other projects, Blondie's reputation grew over the following decade and the group reformed in 1998, achieving renewed success and a number one single in the United Kingdom the following year. The group toured and performed throughout the world over the following years, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.
Shirley Ann Manson is a Scottish musician, the lead vocalist of the band Garbage.
In November 2006 she was named Scotland's most eligible woman in the annual list compiled by the Scotland on Sunday newspaper.
In 2000, she revealed that she had the condition body dysmorphia, and used to inflict self harm as a teenager
"Call Me" topped the singles charts in both the United States and the United Kingdom; it would become the band's biggest-selling single in the US, and the top seller for the entire year.
The Nu-Metal band The Union Underground released a cover of the song in the early 2000s.
Korean rock artist "Eve" has covered "Call Me" a few years after 2000. Eve speaks very good English, and the single is a bit more grungy and harsh than the original.