History YMMV / BillyIdol

13th Jun '17 7:09:59 PM vexer
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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: ''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"]]).''Cyberpunk''.


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* VindicatedByHistory: Cyberpunk received harsh criticism back in the day for it's massive change in direction, but nowadays it's looked back on a bit more fondly and considered one of Idol's more underrated albums.
29th May '17 1:20:25 PM NemesisKane
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* HilariousInHindsight - In 1985, Idol declined to record "Don't You Forget About Me" (which became the Music/SimpleMinds' SignatureSong). [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P00lxq2TrpY 16 years later...]]

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* HilariousInHindsight - HilariousInHindsight: In 1985, Idol declined to record "Don't You Forget About Me" (which became the Music/SimpleMinds' SignatureSong). [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P00lxq2TrpY 16 years later...]]



* NarmCharm - Is Billy a bit over-the-top in his ''rawk'' vocals? Of course, but that's part of what makes his music so much fun.

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* NarmCharm - NarmCharm: Is Billy a bit over-the-top in his ''rawk'' vocals? Of course, but that's part of what makes his music so much fun. fun.
* OldShame: The infamous 1985 ''Magazine/RollingStone'' cover is this to him, apparently. According to his autobiography, he is incredibly ashamed of the interview in the magazine, where he felt that he was being hostile and belligerent to the journalist for no good reason.
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...]]
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