RICK MOODY, interviewing DEBBIE HARRY on Blondie’s 40th anniversary:
MOODY: Do you feel like people overly romanticize the CB’s period? Or, when you think back on it, does it seem as worthy of the thrall of romanticism that all of us writers fall into when speaking on the subject?
HARRY: You’re right about a certain aspect of it—it is overly romanticized. But the results of that period can’t be overly romanticized. It was a very fertile, creative period. Music scenes, they come and they go, whether they’re in New York or Seattle or Liverpool or wherever else. But the results can be fertile.
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