|"In the Flesh"|
|Single by Blondie|
|from the album Blondie|
|Released||October 1976 (Private Stock)|
|Label||Private Stock |
|Deborah Harry, Chris Stein|
|Blondie singles chronology|
Australian edition of the "In The Flesh" single, the first Blondie single to be issued on the Chrysalis label.
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 number two on the Kent Music Report 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 and was featured on the ABC show Wicked City. The song was covered by fictional band Low Shoulder in the 2009 film Jennifer's Body.
U.S. 7" (PS-45.141) / (PVT 1329 SP)
US 7" Promo (PSR-45.141)
Australia 7" 1st release: Private Stock (PVT-11532) 2nd release: Chrysalis (K-6932)
|Australia (Kent Music Report)||2|
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)||40|