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Devil's Playground CD


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The world first got an eyeful of Idol - known to his parents as William Broad - when he was one of the “Bromley Contingent,” an assortment of nascent punks whose presence at the live shows of the then-unknown Sex Pistols was not unlike the Warhol Factory denizens who enlivened Velvet Underground performances, or the troupe of dancers led by sculptor Vito Paulekas who made magic in ... Read more in Amazon's Billy Idol Store

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  • Audio CD (21 Mar 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • ASIN: B0006ZSXP8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,453 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Super Overdrive
2. World Comin' Down
3. Rat Race
4. Sherri
5. Plastic Jesus
6. Scream
7. Yellin' At The Christmas Tree
8. Romeo's Waiting
9. Body Snatcher
10. Evil Eye
11. Lady Do Or Die
12. Cherie
13. Summer Running

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There are three remarkable issues that the release of Devil's Playground raises. The first is that, as this is Billy Idol's first album in over a decade, there's the implication that the world's original cuddly punk popster was releasing albums well into the 1990s (who knew?). The second is that Billy Idol, as the aforementioned cuddly punk popster, actually had a lot more in common with 80s American poodle rockers like Bon Jovi and Motley Crue than anything to do with the UK's punk scene. The third (and arguably most important) is that Mr Idol has quite a mischievous sense of humour--the lyrics for "Plastic Jesus" and "Yellin' at the Christmas Tree" are genuinely funny, and not in an ironic, so bad they're good, way. And though he looks a bit worse for wear on the album's sleeve, and though his voice has changed greatly in the years since his 1980s heyday, Devil's Playground is a rather entertaining rock album. "World Comin' Down" is a proper, jump-around-the-room rocker, while "Scream" has as much swagger as anything he's ever done. And it's a pace and standard that's kept up for most of Devil's Playground. Much of the album's success is down to the licks of guitarist Steve Stevens--Idol's long-time partner sounds better than ever on this reunion album, and this could be the start of many mutually fruitful collaborations. Those who still love Billy Idol will probably argue that he's always sounded like this, but for those of us who best remember his 80s hits, Devil's Playground is a rock & roll revelation. --Robert Burrow

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By mm2u on 27 Nov 2005
Format: Audio CD
OMG, when Billy said he was back coming at you ... he wasn't wrong! As a fan for 23 years, I have waited 12 years for this and now it's here? Well ..the whole of DP rocks! From the softer tones of 'Lady Do or Die' and 'Cherie' to the raunchy punches of 'Scream' and 'World Comin' Down' you will not be disappointed. All i can say is go and buy it whether you are a new Idol fan or an Idol fan from the past, young or old, you will find he doesn't disappoint .... like he says in 'Super Overdrive' "Does he still have the magic? Yes he does". He most certainly does. I have been fortunate enough this year to finally see Billy play live 3 times (within 4 days)when he toured the UK, he and the band (Steve Stevens - guitars, Brian Tichy - Drums/percussion and guitar, Stephen McGrath - Bass, Derek Sherinian -keyboards and guitar) absolutely rocked at the gigs, all the new songs mixed in well with the older ones and Billy's voice still belts out well with that curled lip, growl and sexy manouvers .... how can u resist the temptation to listen to him more, more, more and all night long! I for one am going out to buy another copy before I wear this one out, it gets even better and better with each play ....... I rest my case.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Adrenachrome on 9 Feb 2005
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I have just listened to the Radio 2 interview with Billy Idol where they previewed some of the tracks from this album. If you like your tunes thumping with guitar riffs & gruff vocals & remember "Rebel Yell" & "White Wedding" as two of the best tunes from the 80's - Then you absolutely must buy this new album!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By N. Down on 13 April 2005
Format: Audio CD
Long time fan of Billy, I was unsure of how I would receive this. The last VH1 Album was just an up-to-date of old classics-done Damn well though. The first listen was only good, with some strange songs and some good rockers.
Then on the second & subsequent listens I started to realise just how good this Album is, with typical Billy songs plus some really good humour (Plastic Jesus & Yelling...) Great to have ya back, especially with Steve (who I still reckon is only at 6/10 of his vast capabilities).
I can really recommend this!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rev Polar Bear on 29 Mar 2005
Format: Audio CD
Billy's back!! He may be almost 50, but this is by far the best CD I've heard this year. In terms of Billy's previous albums, I reckon this is the best. He has been away for 10 years and hasn't lost his power or class.
There isn't a dud on the album - even the Christmas song "yellin' at the Xmas Tree" is brilliant. All of today's 'Angry Poppets' need to hear how the master can snarl and put power into all his songs.
I bought this in the hope that it would be OK - I loved it so much I had to put this review on the Internet!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Stanley on 24 Mar 2005
Format: Audio CD
If your expecting another Cyber Punk album I would stear clear of this! however if you want classic 80's Idol then go for this!
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By ATM on 19 Jan 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This was his 50th birthday album, it's a good laugh, great to listen too and I went to see him at the Download festival a couple of years back.
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By Niolc Tiddler on 16 April 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Mature artist rocks a new album.
A worthy return from Billy and Steve.
I bought the DVD 'Super Overdrive' - a live concert recording with a mix of old (classic)material and the new stuff - the new stuff held its own - so I bought the CD on spec and I'm very glad I did so.
WARNING: I've got a brilliant CD Player that digs the music out of the digital pits - so if this doesn't sound good on your player - upgrade.
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By flyer on 2 Aug 2011
Format: Audio CD
This was Billy's return to albums after a 5 year gap.It is a brilliant record.Sanctuary the Record Company did a bum job because they were going bust.
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