Friday, October 07, 2016
Billy Idol: Don't Stop (1981)
The first post-Gen X release from Billy was an EP that contains one Gen X track, one cover song, and two originals. The tracks are: Mony Mony, Baby Talk, Untouchables, and Dancing With Myself (Long Version), by Billy Idol With Gen X. Yes, Mony Mony, that song you like to curse along with at weddings, etc., was originally recorded by Tommy James & the Shondells. Just check it out, if you don't believe me.
I resist labelling Billy Idol as punk, because there is overarching pop sound to my ears. I'm not sure that Mr. Idol is someone I would have chosen to listen to had it not been for my very good friend, who was a big fan.