Generation X (album)

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Generation X
Studio album by Generation X
Released March 17, 1978[1]
Genre Punk rock
Label Chrysalis
Producer Martin Rushent
Generation X chronology
Generation X
Valley of the Dolls
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]

Generation X was the eponymous first album from Generation X and was produced by Martin Rushent and released in 1978. The album contained the UK hit single "Ready Steady Go" which reached No. 47 in the chart in March 1978. When the album was originally released in the USA, it featured a different tracklisting, omitting three songs and adding three songs from singles and "Gimme Some Truth", a cover of a John Lennon song. The album was remastered and re-released in 2002 with the original UK track listing and six bonus tracks from singles.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Billy Idol and Tony James

No. Title Length
1. "From the Heart"   2:08
2. "One Hundred Punks"   3:08
3. "Listen"   3:24
4. "Ready Steady Go"   2:58
5. "Kleenex"   2:06
6. "Promises Promises"   5:18
7. "Day By Day"   2:05
8. "The Invisible Man"   2:56
9. "Kiss Me Deadly"   4:24
10. "Too Personal"   2:17
11. "Youth Youth Youth"   6:07
2002 Bonus CD Tracks
No. Title Originally appeared on Length
12. "Your Generation"   "Your Generation" 3:15
13. "Wild Youth"   "Wild Youth" 2:53
14. "Wild Dub"   "Wild Youth" 3:49
15. "Trying for Kicks"   "Friday's Angels" 2:00
16. "This Heat"   "Friday's Angels" 2:12

Original USA release[edit]

All songs written and composed by Billy Idol and Tony James

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Gimme Some Truth" (written by John Lennon)  
2. "Wild Youth"    
3. "From The Heart"    
4. "Ready Steady Go"    
5. "Kleenex"    
6. "Promises Promises"    
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Day By Day"    
2. "One Hundred Punks"    
3. "Your Generation"    
4. "Kiss Me Deadly"    
5. "Wild Dub"    
6. "Youth Youth Youth"