Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Billy Idol: Whiplash Smile (1986)
I never understood why it took three years for a new Billy Idol record to be delivered after Rebel Yell. One would have thought that the record company would have pressured him to follow up Rebel Yell as soon as possible. You know, otherwise, the music buying masses might forget about him.
When this record finally arrived, it was a mixed bag. On the one hand, it contains the very good To Be a Lover. However, the rest of the album doesn't really equal what he did previously, but there are a number of good cuts, like Sweet Sixteen and Don't Need a Gun.