"The group came out and tore through the entire record pretty much without taking a breath. That gave the crowd a chance to reconsider a record that many had grown up with, or at least stolen from older siblings.
This stuff still packs a punch. And it still doesn’t really fit neatly into anyone’s stylistic cubbyhole.
'Parallel Lines' opened like a strong Blondie live set, with the immaculate pairing of 'Hanging on the Telephone' and 'One Way or Another,' both killer power-pop pieces. Singer Deborah Harry looked and sounded pretty fantastic, and when she wiggled her way into 'Fade Away and Radiate,' proved she has only improved as a singer.
Of course, the perennial giggle-fest 'Heart of Glass' got even the stodgiest out of their seats, although the tune that followed, 'I’m Gonna Love You Too' — which highlighted the joyously virtuosic skills of original drummer Clem Burke - gets my nod for the strongest of the set."