Devil's Playground (album)

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Devil's Playground
Studio album by Billy Idol
Released 22 March 2005
Genre Punk rock, new wave, hard rock
Length 54:28
58:59 (Japanese edition)
Label Sanctuary
Producer Keith Forsey
Billy Idol chronology
VH1 Storytellers
(2002)
Devil's Playground
(2005)
Happy Holidays
(2006)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 52/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[3]

Devil's Playground is the sixth studio album by English rock vocalist Billy Idol, released on 22 March 2005. It is his first studio album in over a decade (the latest being 1993's Cyberpunk), and his first new studio songs since 2001 (Idol's cover of "Don't You (Forget About Me)" on Greatest Hits). The album also reunited Idol in the studio with guitarist Steve Stevens and producer Keith Forsey. All songs were written or co-written by Idol except "Plastic Jesus". The album was engineered and mixed by Brian Reeves at the Jungle Room in Los Angeles.

Idol and the band supported the album with a world tour of rock festival appearances in 2005 and 2006, including several performances on the Vans Warped Tour.

The song "Scream" was used in an episode of Viva La Bam, in which Idol also guest starred, where he and Bam Margera sing it as they go down the highway.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Billy Idol and Brian Tichy except as noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Super Overdrive"     4:18
2. "World Comin' Down"     3:33
3. "Rat Race"   Idol, Steve Stevens 4:17
4. "Sherri"   Idol 3:17
5. "Plastic Jesus"   Ed Rush, George Cromarty 4:53
6. "Scream"     4:42
7. "Yellin' at the Xmas Tree"     4:14
8. "Romeo's Waiting"   Idol, Stevens 3:42
9. "Body Snatcher"     3:57
10. "Evil Eye"     4:32
11. "Lady Do or Die"     4:37
12. "Cherie"     3:47
13. "Summer Running"   Idol, Stevens 4:30
14. "Bleeding Me Insane" (Japanese bonus track)   4:31
Total length:
58:59

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
Total
weeks
Austrian Albums Chart[4] 34 4
French Albums Chart[5] 105 2
German Albums Chart[6] 15 28
Swedish Albums Chart[7] 40 2
Swiss Albums Chart[8] 32 7
UK Albums Chart[9] 78 ?
US Billboard Hot 200[10] 46 5

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Devil's Playground - Billy Idol". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine (2005-03-22). "Devil's Playground - Billy Idol | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-04-09. 
  3. ^ Sheffield, Rob (24 March 2005). "Devil's Playground | Album Reviews". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "Austria Top 40 – Hitparade Österreich". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Steffen Hung. "Les charts français". lescharts.com. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet". musicline.de. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  7. ^ Steffen Hung (30 December 2011). "Swedish Charts Portal". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  8. ^ Steffen Hung. "Die Offizielle Schweizer Hitparade und Music Community". swisscharts.com. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "Chart Log UK: I Am Kloot – I Wayne". Zobbel.de. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "Music News, Reviews, Articles, Information, News Online & Free Music". Billboard.com. Retrieved 5 January 2012.