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Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
1988 U.K. comp with different tracks and/ or versions than those on the U.S. Chrysalis comp 'Vital Idol'. 11 of his greatest rebel yells, including 'Rebel Yell', 'Hot In The City', 'Sweet Sixteen', 'Flesh For Fantasy', 'Da... more »
1988 U.K. comp with different tracks and/ or versions than those on the U.S. Chrysalis comp 'Vital Idol'. 11 of his greatest rebel yells, including 'Rebel Yell', 'Hot In The City', 'Sweet Sixteen', 'Flesh For Fantasy', 'Dancing With Myself', 'Eyes Without A Face', 'White Wedding', 'Mony Mony'and 'To Be A Lover'.
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Post punk pop-rock at it's peak
moongrenadine | high point, NC | 01/18/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"billy,we love you. ofcourse, some of us couldn't get over seeing you in the adam sandler vehicle so this could be why your greatest hits compilation was so inevitablY POPULAR. i mean, who could resist the angelic and literally sexy eyes without a face? and who doesn't find themselves tapping their feet to the sound of an unforgettable mony mony time and time again? it's almost as if the eighties have stood still and we never made out way into the nineties post grunge scene when we hear the immortal idol himself. there are other treats on this album for all idol fans which are sure to please and even tracks asssociated with those less associated with mr. idol's work. there is no cyber punk music which disappointed me a little but i'm not mad at you billy. this is the you we all remember best and probability suggests we will be playing this for some time to come."
With a Rebel Yell - more, more, more...
Si Wooldridge | Chippenham, Wiltshire England | 08/27/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Billy was an old-skool punk who sang in the group Generation X with Tony James (Sigue Sigue Sputnik and Sisters Of Mercy). Billy went off to the US to seek fame and fortune and met both Steve Stevens and Keith Forsey along the way. This combination fairly quickly led to Billy being one of the faces of the 80's and certainly of the US MTV age. This collection showcases the hits up to the Whiplash Smile album and contains some real corkers. The highlight of Billys career so far is the Rebel Yell album and this is well represented with the classics that were, and are, Rebel Yell, Eyes Without A Face, Catch My Fall and my favourite Flesh For Fantasy. The weak spots are mostly the songs from the first album where the trio had not yet got the sound right, White Wedding apart. The sound evolved to a nice hard blend of synth and guitar, but with a definite punk/rock look. Later songs To Be A Lover and Don't Need A Gun were perfect for the 80's video age. Billy has never recovered from the mistake of parting company with Steve Stevens, he never sounded as good and his career has not yet recovered. Idol made a guest-starring role in the film The Wedding Singer with Adam Sandler doing a parody of himself. Whilst that was pretty enjoyable, let's hope this is not what he is reduced to. A return to form along the lines of this collection would do nicely thank-you."
firstname.lastname@example.org | usa | 11/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"this is a cool disc with all the jams from Billy Idol.he had a great run in the 80's.eye's without a face was a great song.also White Wedding&Flesh for fantasy.a great overview."