10 Songs, 36 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
28 Ratings
28 Ratings

best 80s album ever

A band that never got its due. This album is amazing...worth purchasing for the drum solo on It Doesn't Really matter alone.

A brilliant album...

Kropotkin ,

The official review is GARBAGE!

This is seriously one of the best albums I own, and Iisten to a lot of music. It is DEFINATELY among the top 10, even the top 5. This album is an example of the post-punk, pre-pop era - a strange hybrid, I agree, but a very good one in this case. This album is primarily a bass-driven album, as Mark Holmes was originally the bassist and lead writer. It gives the songs a strong sense of rhythm, simple, yet extremely effective. I would strongly encourage everyone who reads this to buy this album, it is a real gem, and is a priceless piece of music in my opinion.

** ! The official review above is crazy ! **

About Platinum Blonde

Platinum Blonde was formed in Toronto, Canada in 1982 between the end of the disco boom and the beginnings of glammy hard rock. New wave was in its commercial glory and bands like the Police, Duran Duran and Billy Idol were combining fashion and sound to cash in on the new art form of music video. Vocalist Mark Holmes, guitarist Sergio Galli, bassist Kenny MacLean and percussionist Chris Steffer were Canada's answer to those bands. In 1983, Platinum Blonde released its debut album, Standing in the Dark, for Epic Records Canada. That album and its singles, "It Doesn't Really Matter" and "Standing in the Dark," became instant hits in Canada and attracted attention south of the border. Platinum Blonde became overnight sensations and helped put Canadian rock on the scene. In 1984, the band released a second album, Alien Shores, in both the U.S. and Canada. While the album was certified platinum five times over in Canada, signifying 500,000 copies sold, it did not take off as expected in the U.S. In 1987, the band changed direction with the release of the funk-rock-styled album Contact, but the fan and label support was just not there anymore, and it proved to be the band's swan song. Internal strife, label conflicts, and a sound that could not be pigeonholed became too much, and by 1989 Platinum Blonde was no more. The band re-formed in 1989 with new members as the Blondes and recorded one more album, Yeah Yeah Yeah, but its time had passed. ~ Keith Pettipas




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