Six O’Clock Triple Shot – 10/21/14 Billy Idol Releases First LP In 9 Years
(The Six O'Clock Triple Shot is a daily feature of three songs that share a common theme, heard weeknights on 94.9 WMMQ)
On this new release Tuesday, you can now pick up a copy of Billy Idol's latest effort titled Kings & Queens Of The Underground. Idol seems to have become confused over the last two decades, deciding which path of music he'd like to follow. He released a rock album in 2005 called Devil's Playground that was obviously influenced by his electronic/house interests of the late 1990's and early 2000's. Prior to that, his last "true" rock effort was the overly commercialized Cyberpunk in 1993. Though Idol is far from his arena rock-splashed-with-new wave-sound days of Rebel Yell and Whiplash Smile, the early influence can be heard on this new track "Postcards From The Past".
I, myself, am not a huge fan of the track, but it is share-worthy. And, quite honestly, I can't bring myself to listen to any of the other songs in their entirety just yet. It may be another one of those new LP's from a classic artist that takes some warming up to. (i.e: It's no Hypnotic Eye from Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers) So, here's a full review from our awesomely patient friends at Ultimate Classic Rock.
So, tonight, I decided to do a trio of good ol' 80's glam wave classics from Billy Idol: "White Wedding" from his debut release, "Eyes Without A Face" from Rebel Yell, and the dirty rocker "Cradle Of Love" from Whiplash Smile. It's tonight's Six O'Clock Triple Shot on 94.9 WMMQ!