“Hot In The City” with Billy Idol

Billy Idol

We had an impromptu Billy Idol night here on Monday. We can blame it on the fact that “Hot In The City” was played on one of the digital radio stations that I was listening to during the day. Later on, I found the video whilst we were drinking red wine and then proceeded on to a few more Billy Idol videos on YouTube.

I don’t think I ever gave enough credit to “Hot In The City” over the years. It’s a really good song. I love how it just grooves during the chorus – and the bass sounds awesome.

Watch “Hot In The City” video:

Can you believe it was released in 1982?

We also listened to a great Billy Idol and Steve Stevens acoustic version of “Rebel Yell”. Steve Stevens is a wicked rhythm and lead guitar player. And Billy has still GOT it.

Watch “Rebel Yell” acoustic video

In the last couple of years, I’ve been introduced to Billy’s punk band from 1976, Generation X via DVD. It’s so cool seeing Billy Idol as a kid, starting out with such raw, live punk performances. There’s one song on the DVD with Sid Vicious standing in the background, hanging out at the Generation X gig, which is interesting to see.

After searching around, I found out that Billy Idol has a new album coming out – ‘The Very Best of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself’, set for release on June 24, 2008. Maybe that’s why “Hot In The City” was on the radio.

The Very Best of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself on amazon.com

Billy Idol on amazon.co.uk

For Billy Idol news, tour dates, releases and more, go to:

Billy Idol Official Website

By: Jenny May – BandWeblogs.com

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Jenny May is the founder of Band Weblogs. Based in Oxford, England (originally from New England), Band Weblogs was created in 2005. With a passion for music, Jenny May has performed with bands in the US and the UK, her music has appeared in films, she was a vocal coach for the Yamaha Rock School and has worked on music projects with musicians such as Jon Fishman (Phish), Fyfe Dangerfield (Guillemots) and Cisco Adler (Shwayze). Jenny is currently writing music commentary and reviews for Band Weblogs and writing, recording and performing music with songwriter and musician Dave Tommo.