NEW MUSIC EAR'S PERSONAL PLAYLISTS - "BILLY IDOL"
From Billy's debut solo album I chose 8 out of the 10 tracks, such is the class of this album. It was raw and only a slight move away from his Generation X days. Included here is the single "Hot In The City" and the re-worked Generation X song "Dancing With Myself" (this appeared on the CD reissue in 1983). The single "White Wedding" will feature later in all its full version glory. The African drum sounding "Love Calling" is here as well as the sneering but emotive ballad, "Its So Cruel". There are 3 old Punk style tracks in "Dead On Arrival", "Shooting Stars" and "Nobodys' Business". I also have the much rockier "Hole In The Wall" to finish the set.