Don't Stop (Billy Idol album)

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Don't Stop
EP by Billy Idol
Released 24 October 1981
Recorded July–September 1981
Genre Punk rock, new wave, hard rock
Length 16:44
Label Chrysalis
F2 21729 / DIDX 5224
Producer Keith Forsey
Billy Idol chronology
Don't Stop
(1981)
Billy Idol
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B[2]

Don't Stop is Billy Idol's first solo release. Released in the US in late 1981, it contained a version of Tommy James and the Shondells UK #1 "Mony Mony," that would become a hit as live version in 1987 and "Dancing with Myself," the latter of which had also been a moderate hit for Idol's former band Generation X. "Dancing With Myself" (from Generation X's last LP Kiss Me Deadly) was not re-recorded for the Don't Stop EP release but was simply remixed from Generation X's 6:05 extended release of the song and edited down to a 4:50 version, in which a drum solo and chorus section were removed. The song "Untouchables" however, another Generation X song written by Idol and also from Kiss Me Deadly, was re-recorded for Don't Stop.

The EP peaked at number 71 on the Billboard 200 and generated considerable anticipation for the full-length album Billy Idol, released the following year.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Mony Mony" (Tommy James, Bo Gentry, Ritchie Cordell, Bobby Bloom) – 5:01
  2. "Baby Talk" (Idol) – 3:14
  3. "Untouchables" (Idol) – 3:39
  4. "Dancing with Myself" (Billy Idol, Tony James) – 4:50

Notes[edit]

  • The 1983 CD reissue of Don't Stop also includes a 12:50 length interview with Billy Idol by MTV VJ Martha Quinn.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Don't Stop". Allmusic. Retrieved January 5, 2012. 
  2. ^ "CG: billy idol". Robert Christgau. 1993-08-10. Retrieved 2012-01-05.