Rip Her to Shreds
|"Rip Her to Shreds"|
|Single by Blondie|
|from the album Blondie|
|B-side||"In the Flesh"
|Format||7", 12" vinyl|
|Genre||Punk rock, new wave|
|Songwriter(s)||Deborah Harry, Chris Stein|
|Blondie singles chronology|
"Rip Her To Shreds" was Blondie's first UK single, released on Chrysalis Records in the UK in late 1977, though it did not chart. The single peaked at #81 in Australia in March 1978. 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 in certain territories. As a promotional gimmick the song was also released as a 12" single (at that time a relative rarity), selling for 99p.
Blondie re-recorded the song for their 2014 compilation album Greatest Hits Deluxe Redux. The compilation was part of a 2-disc set called Blondie 4(0) Ever which included their 10th studio album Ghosts of Download and marked the 40th anniversary of the forming of the band.
|Australia (Kent Music Report)||81|
- 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'"
- Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (Illustrated ed.). St. Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. pp. 37–38. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
- 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