Rip Her to Shreds" is a song by American new wave band Blondie, which features on the band's self-titled debut album. It is rumored to be about punk rock singer Cherry Vanilla.
Single information [ edit ]
In the end of 1977, it was the first Blondie
single released on Chrysalis Records in the UK, although it did not chart. The B-sides to this single were " In the Flesh" and " X Offender", both previously issued as A-side singles by Private Stock Records, and both moderately successful. As a promotional gimmick the song was also released as a 12" single, selling for 99p. [ ] citation needed
BBC Radio documentary about Blondie, Debbie Harry said "Rip Her to Shreds" is about what gossip columns do to people's lives. [3 ]
"Rip Her to Shreds" was included on Blondie's first
greatest hits compilation , released in October 1981. The Best of Blondie
Two versions of the song are featured in the 2011 film
where the original studio version plays in the opening of the film and the live version plays during the Bridesmaids end credits. [4 ]
Release history [ edit ]
UK 7", 12" (CHS 2180)
"Rip Her to Shreds" (
Deborah Harry / Chris Stein) – 3:22 "
In the Flesh" (Harry / Stein) – 2:33 "
X Offender" (Harry / Gary Valentine) – 3:14
^ Stewart Mason. "Rip Her to Shreds review on Allmusic". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation . Retrieved 16 July 2013. "One of the few Blondie songs that could truly be called punk"
^ John Doran (12 July 2011). "Once More Unto The Bleach: Debbie Harry Interviewed". TheQuietus.com . Retrieved 16 July 2013. "the serrated punk of 'Rip Her To Shreds'"
^ BBC 6 Music, Friday 31 March 2006, Overnight documentary on Blondie which was a re-airing of an existing BBC radio documentary: "Sunday Girl: The Blondie story", BBC Radio 2, 1999, (first aired 1999/09/18), presented by Toyah Willcox. 
^ Soundtracks for Bridesmaids, IMDb
External links [ edit ]