Thursday, October 13, 2016
Billy Idol: Charmed Life (1990)
What happened to sides seven and eight. This record has sides nine and ten. Charmed Life has sides five and six. Someone, please tell me where I can find sides seven and eight?
It took four years since the last release, but Billy Idol finally greeted the new decade with Charmed Life, a reasonably good record probably most notable for his cover of the Doors' LA Woman. The record was a bit deeper than that, with tracks like Prodigal Blues and Cradle of Love. If you listen to this record and think that something is missing, that something would be Steve Stevens, who had worked with Idol since the early days. Without Stevens, the record is probably just not as good as it could have been. Still, it's not terrible.
I lost track of Mr Idol after this record.