I’m sure you heard this song before. Do you want to know how Heart Of Glass was made? There are many interesting facts on that song:
- Original name was “Once I Had a Love” and called “The Disco Song” by the band members.
- Was one of the first rock songs featuring a drum machine, specifically a Roland CR-78.
- Drums were recorded on two separate tracks: a kick drum track and the rest of the kit on another, this was because it was really difficult to play against the drum machine.
- Another synths used was the Roland SH-1000 and the Blondie’s trademark synth sound: the Moog Polymoog.
- Debbie’s voice was recorded at the regular pitch and an octave below too, and the tracks were doubled to get that thick vocal sound .
So if you want to know what kind of equiment they used on Heart of Glass, and the techniques used on this hit song, you can see the full documentary here:
Blondie – Heart Of Glass – Making Of Documentary