Platinum Blonde

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A Canadian 1980s New Wave group, the band originally consisted of Mark Holmes (2) on vocals and bass, Sergio Galli on guitar and Chris Steffler on drums. Kenny MacLean later joined the group on bass and keyboards.

The band's name was taken from the 1931 film, "Platinum Blonde", starring Jean Harlow. The band was renowned for its trademark glam-rock appearance, with outfits in pastel colours and 80s glam-style music videos.

Platinum Blonde began as a performing the music of and in the style of The Police in bars in Ontario, Canada. The group released "Standing in the Dark" in 1983, which went double platinum and launched the group into the Canadian canon, with regular radio and video play. Often referred to as "Canada's Duran Duran", primarily due to their similar glam-rock image, British production and New Wave video style, the band's early lyrics hit on political themes, including police state repression (It Doesn't Really Matter) and nuclear war (Standing in the Dark).

Kenny MacLean joined the band in time for their second album, "Alien Shores", which went quintuple platinum.

The band's third album, 1988's "Contact", went platinum and notoriously featured Canadian pop duo, on backing vocals.

The band's final release, 1990's "Yeah Yeah Yeah" was released under the name The Blondes (2). It was also released under the band's label, Justin Entertainment Inc..

The band separated to work on solo projects until 1999, when Mark Holmes began touring again, with Dave Barrett and Sascha Tukatsch backing him, to promote the greatest hits album, "Seven Year Itch: 1982-1989".

Rumours of a reunion have been all but unfounded, with plans for a recent video compilation shelved indefinitely.
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Albums

Platinum Blonde - Platinum Blonde album art Platinum Blonde Platinum Blonde (MiniAlbum) Columbia Canada 1983 Sell This Version
Platinum Blonde - Standing In The Dark album art Platinum Blonde Standing In The Dark (Album) Columbia Japan 1983 Sell This Version
Platinum Blonde - Alien Shores album art Platinum Blonde Alien Shores (Album) Columbia Mexico 1985 Sell This Version
Platinum Blonde - Contact album art Platinum Blonde Contact (Album) Epic Canada 1987 Sell This Version
CD - 70055-5004-2 Platinum Blonde - Best of Live album art Platinum Blonde Best of Live(CD, Album) BEI Records CD - 70055-5004-2 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
PB2012 Platinum Blonde - Now & Never album art Platinum Blonde Now & Never(CD, Album) Fontana North PB2012 Canada 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

WRC3-1215 Platinum Blonde - No Regrets album art Platinum Blonde No Regrets(7", Single) World Records (3) WRC3-1215 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
Platinum Blonde - Doesn't Really Matter album art Platinum Blonde Doesn't Really Matter (Single) Columbia UK 1983 Sell This Version
Platinum Blonde - Standing In The Dark album art Platinum Blonde Standing In The Dark (Single) Columbia Canada 1983 Sell This Version
C4-7026 Platinum Blonde - Sad, Sad Rain album art Platinum Blonde Sad, Sad Rain(7", Single) Columbia C4-7026 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
C4-7044 Platinum Blonde - Not In Love album art Platinum Blonde Not In Love(7", Single) Columbia C4-7044 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
12CXP-7029, 12CXP 7029 Platinum Blonde - Take It From Me / Standing In The Dark album art Platinum Blonde Take It From Me / Standing In The Dark(12", Single) Columbia, Columbia 12CXP-7029, 12CXP 7029 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
Platinum Blonde - Somebody Somewhere album art Platinum Blonde Somebody Somewhere (Single) Columbia US 1985 Sell This Version
Platinum Blonde - Crying Over You album art Platinum Blonde Crying Over You (Single) Columbia US 1985 Sell This Version
C4-7120 Platinum Blonde - Situation Critical album art Platinum Blonde Situation Critical(7") Columbia C4-7120 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
Platinum Blonde - Hungry Eyes album art Platinum Blonde Hungry Eyes (Single) Columbia Canada 1985 Sell This Version
Platinum Blonde - Father Christmas album art Platinum Blonde Father Christmas (Single) Columbia Canada 1986 Sell This Version
Platinum Blonde - Contact album art Platinum Blonde Contact (Single) Epic Australia 1987 Sell This Version
Platinum Blonde - Fire album art Platinum Blonde Fire (Single) Epic US 1987 Sell This Version
12CDN-394 Platinum Blonde - Contact Me album art Platinum Blonde Contact Me(LP, Single) Epic 12CDN-394 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
E4-3048 Platinum Blonde - If You Go This Time album art Platinum Blonde If You Go This Time(7", Single) Epic E4-3048 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
E4 3025, E4-3025 Platinum Blonde - Connect Me album art Platinum Blonde Connect Me(7", Single) Epic, Epic E4 3025, E4-3025 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
Punk 010 Platinum Blonde - Hey Hey You / No Regrets album art Platinum Blonde Hey Hey You / No Regrets(7", Single, TP, W/Lbl) Other Folks Punk Rock Music Punk 010 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
C4-1109 Platinum Blonde - Standing In The Dark / Doesn't Really Matter album art Platinum Blonde Standing In The Dark / Doesn't Really Matter(7", Single, RE) Columbia C4-1109 Canada Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

Platinum Blonde - Seven Year Itch: 1982-1989 album art Platinum Blonde Seven Year Itch: 1982-1989 (Comp) Sony Music Direct Canada 1999 Sell This Version

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Spinecrawler

Spinecrawler

March 28, 2013
edited over 6 years ago
There is a Cd not listed here that should be,it was listed under a different name but was still platinum blonde,Cd should be listed as such so fans or generally people can find this cd.......

http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B000091Y0D

http://www.amazon.ca/tag/platinum%20blonde/products/ref=tag_dpp_lp_istp_in

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