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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Billy Idol - Don't Stop EP

Released : 1981
Recorded at Westlake Audio & Musicland West, July 1981, except B2 recorded at Air Studios, September 1980.
Genre : New Wave, Pop Rock
Label : Chrysalis
Producer : Keith Forsey

Chrysalis Records introduced American audiences to Billy Idol with this debut EP, which led off with Idol's big UK hit as part of Generation X (and one of the best power pop numbers ever), "Dancing With Myself." Also included were a faithful cover of Tommy James And The Shondells' "Mony Mony" (not the later chart-topping live version), "Untouchables," and "Baby Talk." With this short record, which stayed in the album charts over a year, Idol was established as a post-punk hard rock singer of considerable promise. (A 1983 reissue of Don't Stop featured an interview with Idol conducted by MTV VJ Martha Quinn.)


1. Mony, Mony
2. Baby Talk
3. Untouchables
4. Dancing With Myself (Long Version)


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