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Friday, 27 April 2007

GENERATION X - Live In Sheffield 1978


Yes here's some more 'old skool punk rock' this time it's Generation X. These guys were probably the most 'rockist' of the punks (this can be heard in the encore melody on this recording) their image seemed as important as their music, which was of a far more pop vein than their contemporaries, it wasn't a case of 'No Elvis, Beatles or Rolling Stones' for these guys, in fact they sounded like all three of them. Billy Idol was the 'punk Elvis' with his pretty boy looks and curling lip; they were the perfect punks for Top Of The Pops and the poster mags that were popular at the time. Often called 'punk posers' they made no real political statements, but had some fine rockin' tunes. By 1981 the band had split up Billy Idol headed for L.A to live out his king rocker rock star dream and had a few massive world wide hits. Tony James has been working with Mick Jones(The Clash) for the last 3 years on their Carbon/Silicon project which is coming to fruition. As I type they are preparing to release their first commercially available product, prior to this all their other stuff has been only available to download through their web site. Anyway I appear to have gone off on a tangent, here's Generation X live in 1978. It's just a click away: http://www.sendspace.com/file/q8ic1m

2 comments:

Nazz Nomad said...

excellllleeeeennnnnttttt!

hey, i dedicated my blog today to GWB (har har har)

Nuzz Prowlin' Wolf said...

Saw that, made me chuckle, great choice of Dancing tunes.