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Old 04-04-2010, 01:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Billy Idol (1982)
Rebel Yell (1983)
Whiplash Smile (1986)
Charmed Life (1990)
Cyberpunk (1993)
Devil's Playground (2005)
Happy Holidays (2006)


Billy Idol is never taken very seriously at all but I like him

When nobody else is around I like to dance to his songs

Billy's version of Mony Mony



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Old 04-04-2010, 02:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Rebel Yell will always be my favorite Billy Idol tune (followed closely by White Wedding)

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"Eyes Without a Face" gets me every time.

Ah, Billy.
So gorgeous.
So lovely.

sigh.
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I like him, we always called him "The Sneer"...

White Wedding is my pick, but he did quite a few good songs.
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I became a fan of Billy's right after seeing the video for "White Wedding" when it first was released. It was at a huge night club called Uncle Sam's in the Buffalo, NY area. The place had 2 big screen TV's that played music videos & "White Wedding" had such a cool creepy sound to it.
I know their are a few Best of & Anthology Generation X compilations out there but I highly recommend searching for their Kiss Me Deadly album from '80/'81 becauses there's one song that to me rises above anything Idol has ever done & that song is "What Do You Want" which is one song I always include on any Punk compilation I make up. This is one song that needs to be heard by everyone
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What can I say? A God! Love him, Love him, Love him lol :-)

How can you say he's never taken seriously? He was give a lot of stick in the UK and thats why we lost him due to small mindedness, our bad and also loss.

What an awesome export! :-)

Yes my favourite all time is Rebel Yell followed by White Wedding and Sweet Sixteen :-)

Id have liked to have included a couple of vids but for some reason its not posting. :-( Anyway check out Scream and John Wayne if you can :-) xx
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"Scream" is a great track Cinder xxx .a real rocker! Great guitar work by Stevie Stevens [ who also was brill on the Vince Neil solo album ]. I like his stuff..i own a best of GENERATION X album which is pretty good

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Awwwww thanks for that, Ive still got to find a solution re the vids. Tell me more re the Generation X Album :-) xxx Steve Stevens ace guitarist, Ive seen them both xxx
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I would give anything to be born again as Billy Idol.. Big respect from me.. and Forget about the haters ..
He's got one of the best voices in the business.. made for Rock and Roll..
Here's his Un-plugged Fav's from me..





The man can sing...
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