Platinum Blonde

Members of Platinum Blonde: Chris Steffler, Kenny MacLean, Mark Holmes (2), Sascha Tukatsch, Sergio Galli
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Discography of Platinum Blonde:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Seven Year Itch: 1982 - 1989 16 Audio 1999 Sony Music Direct
2 Contact 11 Audio 1987 Epic
3 Alien Shores 10 Audio 1985 Epic
4 Standing In The Dark 10 Audio 1983 Columbia
5 Contact 3 Audio 1987
6 Crying Over You 3 Audio 1985
7 Take It From Me / Standing In The Dark 2 Audio 1984
8 Alien Shores 10 Audio 1985 Epic
9 Fire 2 Audio 1987 Epic
10 Fire 3 Audio 1987 Epic
11 Contact 11 Audio 1987 Epic
12 Standing In The Dark 10 Audio 1983 Epic
13 Situation Critical 2 Audio 1985 Columbia
14 Doesn't Really Matter 2 Audio 1983 Columbia
15 Doesn't Really Matter 2 Audio 1983 Epic
16 Standing In The Dark 2 Audio 1983 Columbia
17 Somebody Somewhere 2 Audio 1985 Epic
18 Somebody Somewhere 2 Audio 1985 Columbia
19 Sad, Sad Rain 2 Audio 1983 Columbia
20 Not In Love 2 Audio 1984 Columbia
21 Contact 2 Audio 1987 Epic
22 Standing In The Dark 3 Audio 1983 Columbia
23 Crying Over You 2 Audio 1985 Epic
24 Hungry Eyes 2 Audio 1986 Columbia
25 Platinum Blonde 6 Audio 1983 Columbia
26 Father Christmas 2 Audio 1986 Columbia
27 Alien Shores 10 Audio 1985 Columbia
28 Contact 11 Audio 1987 Epic
29 Connect Me 2 Audio 1987
30 Fire 2 Audio 1987 Epic
31 Contact 2 Audio 1987 Epic
32 Standing In The Dark 10 Audio 1983 Columbia
33 Hey, Hey You 4 Audio Fan Club (2)
34 Now & Never 10 Audio 2012-08-21 Fontana North
35 Crying Over You 2 Audio 1985 Columbia
36 Hey Hey You 2 Audio Other Folks Punk Rock Music
37 Standing In The Dark 10 Audio 1983 Columbia
38 Alien Shores 10 Audio 1986 CBS
39 Hungry Eyes 2 Audio 1985 Columbia
40 Seven Year Itch: 1982 - 1989 16 Audio 1999 Sony Music Direct
41 Standing In The Dark 10 Audio 2014 Columbia
42 Standing In The Dark 10 Audio 1983 Epic
43 Contact 11 Audio 1987
44 Alien Shores 10 Audio 1985 Epic


A Canadian 1980s New Wave group, the band originally consisted of [a=Mark Holmes (2)] on vocals and bass, [a=Sergio Galli] on guitar and [a=Chris Steffler] on drums. [a=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 [a=Police, The] 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, [a=Tú] on backing vocals.

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

The band separated to work on solo projects until 1999, when Mark Holmes began touring again, with Dave Barrett and [a=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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