Feb 26, 2005
More new music (not your old rebel yell): Devils Playground by Billy Idol
Yeah, seriously. Billy Idol. Okay, now keep in mind I'm not a huge rock fan. I don't RAWK OUT, like, ever. But I have a bit of a sentimental streak about Billy Idol. White Wedding was playing in the cafeteria for Friday Music Lunch the day the coolest guy in school, "California Kelly", asked me out for coffee. We didn't "go around" as we called it back in the day. He liked his skateboard *way* better than he liked girls. Several years ago I saw his face and name on a bus bench - apparently he's a Real-Estate agent now and I just can't describe how depressing that is to me. Anyway, back to the music: I am surprised at myself, but I really like this new CD. It still sounds like Billy Idol, and this is still good rock that maybe young folks might listen to (seriously though, what do I know),but it also demonstrates some real maturity and evolution of his sound. The song Plastic Jesus is ... I hate to say it, but its catchy, self aware, and ironic.
The CD will be released March 22, 2005. (It pays to know the director of a radio station)