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Hanging on the telephone – The Nerves

Though it is possible they might have been screwed in some fine print somewhere, what a boon Blondie covering this song must have been for the Nerves. To have their song raised to a profile they, themselves, could never have (it’s true. Blondie are a very special band. A perfect band), to make it such a hit, and to live off those songwriting royalties as it becomes something of a standard, covered, played and licensed for years to come. The only problem is that this song is all but lost as a Nerves song. Oh well. Only squares would care about something like that. The same squares who actually prefer the original over the Blondie version. Squares like me.

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