Monday, June 28, 2010

Don't Stop

Lots going on last week, this week which will see much Canada Day festivities observed by the homercat household plus the standard work stuff which I seem to be getting more jobs of late so posting will be pretty spotty here for a couple weeks (like it hasn't been already).

Billy Idol's solo career began with an EP titled Don't Stop which was released in 1981. It included his solo rendition of "Dancing with Myself"(basically a remix of the Generation X version) and a cover of Tommy James & The Shondells' song "Mony Mony". Mony Mony initially reached #107 in 1981, then 6 years later in 87 it rocketed to the #1 spot as a live version. Both songs became his first singles and remain part of his classic live setlists as of 2010. Also included was a re recorded Gen X song, Untouchables, and the catchy Idol penned Baby Talk. The EP peaked at number 71 on the Billboard 200 and generated considerable anticipation for Billy's first full length album released the following year. On the 1983 cd reissue, a 12 minute interview with Billy Idol by MTV VJ Martha Quinn was included. That was back when MTV used to play music videos and was actually relevant to music.  Unless you have this EP Baby Talk is a song that you don't hear very often. It's a fun little pop song and is also the song that Billy would start his concerts with in the early 80's.

Baby Talk
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