History YMMV / BillyIdol

23rd Dec '16 12:17:50 AM Green_lantern40
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** "To Be A Lover," originally by William Bell, also from 1968.

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** "To Be A a Lover," originally written as "I Forgot to Be Your Lover" by William Bell, also from 1968.
5th Nov '16 3:40:56 PM wyattte
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* InternetBackdraft: A UrExample, believe it or not! Billy holds the distinction of being the first high-profile musician to promote his music online, back in '''1993.''' A cool bit of trivia, and he'd be better remembered for this if said music wasn't ''Cyberpunk.'' Usenet groups back then turned on him, sending him a deluge of hate-mail for commercializing cyberpunk culture.
22nd Sep '16 12:35:28 PM TimeLordVictorious
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* "L.A. Womam," originally by Music/TheDoors from their album ''Music/LAWoman''.

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* ** "L.A. Womam," Woman," originally by Music/TheDoors from their album ''Music/LAWoman''.
22nd Sep '16 12:35:11 PM TimeLordVictorious
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* "L.A. Womam," originally by Music/TheDoors from their album ''Music/LAWoman''.
1st Aug '16 5:12:41 AM OrgaNik
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* DorkAge - ''Cyberpunk'', from dropping his trademark EightiesHair for [[http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/5219290/Billy+Idol++cyberpunk.jpg dreadlocks]], to the utter artistic failure (which includes an horrendous cover of [[Music/VelvetUnderground "Heroin"]]).

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* DorkAge - DorkAge: ''Cyberpunk'', from dropping his trademark EightiesHair for [[http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/5219290/Billy+Idol++cyberpunk.jpg dreadlocks]], to the utter artistic failure (which includes an horrendous cover of [[Music/VelvetUnderground "Heroin"]])."Heroin"]]).
** Idol himself still says he's proud of the album, but he got utterly devastated by the reception it got.
1st Aug '16 5:07:14 AM OrgaNik
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* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: ''Cyberpunk'' was actually the first album he had made sober since the seventies.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: ''Cyberpunk'' was actually the first album he had made sober since the seventies.
his Generation X days.
1st Aug '16 5:06:06 AM OrgaNik
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* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs - ''Cyberpunk.''

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* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs - ''Cyberpunk.''
WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: ''Cyberpunk'' was actually the first album he had made sober since the seventies.
4th Jun '16 7:08:45 PM gewunomox
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* HilariousInHindsight - In 1985, Idol declined to record "Don't You Forget About Me" (which became the SimpleMinds' SignatureSong). [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P00lxq2TrpY 16 years later...]]

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* HilariousInHindsight - In 1985, Idol declined to record "Don't You Forget About Me" (which became the SimpleMinds' Music/SimpleMinds' SignatureSong). [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P00lxq2TrpY 16 years later...]]
11th Jan '16 6:57:04 PM youngbond007
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* CultClassic - ''Cyberpunk''. It has a small fanbase, as well as an absurdly informative entry at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyberpunk_%28album%29 That Other Wiki]].

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* CultClassic - ''Cyberpunk''. It has a small fanbase, as well as an absurdly informative ''absurdly informative'' entry at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyberpunk_%28album%29 That Other Wiki]].
7th Aug '14 7:14:05 AM Willbyr
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* DorkAge - ''Cyberpunk'', from dropping his trademark EightiesHair for [[http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/5219290/Billy+Idol++cyberpunk.jpg dreadlocks]], to the utter artistic failure (which includes an horrendous cover of [[TheVelvetUnderground "Heroin"]]).

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* DorkAge - ''Cyberpunk'', from dropping his trademark EightiesHair for [[http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/5219290/Billy+Idol++cyberpunk.jpg dreadlocks]], to the utter artistic failure (which includes an horrendous cover of [[TheVelvetUnderground [[Music/VelvetUnderground "Heroin"]]).



* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs - ''Cyberpunk.''

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* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs - ''Cyberpunk.''''

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