Platinum Blonde is a Canadian rock band formed in Toronto in 1980. At the beginning of its most commercially successful period in the mid-to late 1980s, the band consisted of Mark Holmes (Mansfield, England) on vocals and bass, Sergio Galli on guitar and Chris Steffler on drums. Scottish musician Kenny MacLean joined the group as bassist in 1985, freeing Holmes from bass duties.
Platinum Blonde (album). In 1983, following the formation of their new band, Platinum Blonde recorded a 7-song demo tape in a friend's living room and sent it to English producer David Tickle who expressed immediate interest in the project. The next week they met at Metalworks studios just outside Toronto to begin recording and within three weeks produced a 6-song EP of new wave rock. CBS Records Canada then picked up the EP and the first single "Doesn't Really Matter" was released to Canadian radio in the fall of 1983
Album includes 2 tracks: Somebody Somewhere, Doesn't Really Matter . Other Platinum Blonde Albums (4). Seven Year Itch: 1982-1989 (1999). Standing in the Dark (1983).
Platinum Blonde may refer to: Platinum Blonde (band), a Canadian New Wave music band, popular in the 1980s. Platinum Blonde (album), 1983 debut EP by the eponymous band. Platinum Blonde (film), a 1931 film starring Jean Harlow. Platinum Blonde (song), song by "Blondie", written by Deborah Harry. Platinum Blonde (instrumental), instrumental tune by "Supergroove", released in the 1994 album Great Mixes. Platinum blonde, a color of hair.
Platinum Blonde began as a performing the music of and in the style of The Police in bars in Ontario, Canada. The group released "Standing in the Dark" in 1983, which went double platinum and launched the group into the Canadian canon, with regular radio and video play. Often referred to as "Canada's Duran Duran", primarily due to their similar glam-rock image, British production and New Wave video style, the band's early lyrics hit on political themes, including police state repression (It Doesn't Really Matter) and nuclear war (Standing in the Dark). The band's third album, 1988's "Contact", went platinum and notoriously featured Canadian pop duo, Tú on backing vocals. The band's final release, 1990's "Yeah Yeah Yeah" was released under the name The Blondes (2). It was also released under the band's label, Justin Entertainment In. .
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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. In 1983, Platinum Blonde released its debut album, Standing in the Dark, for Epic Records Canada. 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 .
Contact, the 3rd album from the new wave band Platinum Blonde, was released in 1987. Canadian sales of Alien Shores and Contact exceeded 100,000 copies. The album reached a high of 20 on the Canadian charts. Platinum Blonde: Sergio Galli: guitar, backing vocals. Mark Holmes: lead and backing vocals, guitar. Kenny MacLean: bass, guitar, keyboards, backing vocals. Sascha: drums, percussion. with: David Bendeth: guitar. Jeff Bova: keyboards. Michelle Cobbs: backing vocals.
|1||Doesn't Really Matter|
|2||Standing In The Dark|
|4||Lost In Space|
|5||Crying Over You|
|6||Not In Love|
|8||Sad Sad Rain|