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Generation X [Extra tracks, Original recording remastered]

Generation X, Billy Idol Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (15 April 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000063IPK
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 99,187 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. From The Heart (2002 Digital Remaster) 2:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. One Hundred Punks (2002 Digital Remaster) 3:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Listen (2002 Digital Remaster) 3:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Ready Steady Go (2002 Digital Remaster) 2:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Kleenex (2002 Digital Remaster) 2:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Promises Promises (2002 Digital Remaster) 5:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Day By Day (2002 Digital Remaster) 2:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. The Invisible Man (2002 Digital Remaster) 2:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Kiss Me Deadly (2002 Digital Remaster) 4:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Too Personal (2002 Digital Remaster) 2:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Youth Youth Youth (2002 Digital Remaster) 6:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Your Generation (2002 Digital Remaster) 3:140.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Wild Youth (2002 Digital Remaster) 2:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Wild Dub (2002 Digital Remaster) 3:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Trying For Kicks (2002 Digital Remaster) 1:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. This Heat (2002 Digital Remaster) 2:110.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

File : BILLY IDOL. 2002 remastered reissue of 1978 debut album from Billy Idol, Tony James & co...expanded with 5 bonus tracks!

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
generation x's self-titled debut is by far their best and most punky album. forget buying boxsets, compilations, and 'best-of's, this is the only gen x album you'll ever need. for fans of the band's later, poppier, 80s work and billy idol's solo career, this album probably isn't for you. even tho' this is lightweight stuff compared to the pistols, et al, it's still punk.
although their songs were very rarely about much at all and billy idol's gorgeous (sorry!) sneer was a straight ripoff of elvis, these guys more than made up for it with the contents of their debut.
the cd holds 11 original album tracks and 5 great bonus tracks.
'generation x' is an album of fun, catchy, high-energy, punk-pop tunes. there are no standouts here- they're all brilliant. billy's attitude-filled, snarling vocals, trademark sneer and peroxide good looks are especially dominant. bob andrews' wailing guitar licks are absolutely outstanding throughout and, OH, the solo that finishes 'youth youth youth'!
the drumming by mark laff thunders along nicely, really propelling the album.
this is a fantastic page in the punk encyclopaedia and anyone who appreciates punk should warm to this rapidly.
a bona-fide 5 star album. well done lads!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Punk-pop at its priapic best 11 May 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Although Generation X were close to the genesis of punk they never enjoyed the credibility of the Clash etc. This was probably to do with their pretty-boy looks and the fact that their songs were rarely actually about anything. However, for sound and excitement they were superb, which this collection, produced by Martin Rushent (the backroom genius who also produced the Buzzcocks) proves. Ignore the sometimes ropey lyrics and get into the sound! The additional tracks include an obscure b-side called "This Heat" which is, basically, perfection in just over 2 minutes. I can't stop playing this song.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One Of The Best Punk Records Ever! 24 April 2002
Format:Audio CD
For anyone who likes punk or Billy Idol, this CD is a must! This is one of my favorites of all time. Great catchy pop melodies with some screeching guitar licks by Bob Andrews and cool bass riffs by Tony James. Also contains great b-sides not on original LP. The one drawback is that the song "No No No" is not included which is the flip of Ready Steady Go and my favorite track. What a shame! Anyway, this CD still rocks!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Michael Hurn VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
This new remastered edition of Generation Xs debut has been loaded with a ton of great extra non album singles and 'b' sides.
Although Generation X were on the punk scene early this album wasn't released until 1978 and originally only included one single, 'Ready Steady Go'. But that shows that Generation X had a wealth of songs to draw on and what riches they are. The songs are fast and furious but the lyrics are intelligent and the melodies unfogettable.
Highlights of the album include the already mentioned single, 'Ready Steady Go'; 'Kiss Me Deadly', both of which Billy Idol still performs to this day and the astonishing 'Youth, Youth, Youth' which sounds like Derwood is actually murdering his guitar!
This release follows the original 1978 US format of the album by including more singles and 'b' sides. If you haven't heard 'Your Generation' you need to buy this album to hear it. What a fantastic debut and a two fingered salute to the rock dinosaurs of the 60s. The second single 'Wild Youth' is now added together with its brave 'b' side, 'Wild Dub', a good attempt at where the Clash would be heading a year later.
If you like your music punky, get this. Hey, and didn't they look cool!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic of the time... 5 Aug 2003
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Format:Audio CD
I remember buying this LP when it came out.It got played constantly.Of course, by that stage,the first division punk groups had already released thier LP's, and though this material harks back to early/mid '77, it took the record industry time to cotton on to something good.No change there then! This is a classic.Go buy it, dont just think about it, do it.
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