“‘This wave of bands more closely resembles the wave that Blondie, Talking Heads and Television came out of — sort of a melodic wave, you know?’ Jimmy Destri clearly was excited about his first album production job, a compilation featuring five young New York bands: the Fleshtones, Comateens, Student Teachers, Revelons and Bloodless Pharaohs. Destri said he hadn’t yet played the album for Mike Chapman, who produces both Blondie and the Knack. ‘Me and Mike have a very competitive relationship. But I’ll tell you, the drum sound is nicked from him. We want to make these bands famous, so we couldn’t be really artistic; we had to be very commercial, and half the drum sound is from My Sharona.”

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