Kiss Me Deadly (album)

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Kiss Me Deadly
Studio album by Generation X
Released 1981
Genre Punk rock, post-punk
Length 37:59
Label Chrysalis
Producer Keith Forsey
Generation X chronology
Valley of the Dolls
(1979)
Kiss Me Deadly
(1981)
Perfect Hits 1975-81
(1985)
Singles from Kiss Me Deadly
  1. "Dancing with Myself"
    Released: 1980
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Kiss Me Deadly was the third and final full-length album from Generation X. The band shortened its name to "Gen X" for this release. Following the departure of two original members, guitarist Bob ‘Derwood’ Andrews and drummer Mark Laff, Tony James and Billy Idol were left to continue. With the addition of ex-Clash drummer Terry Chimes, the album featured several different guitarists, including The Rich Kids' Steve New, James Stevenson of Chelsea, future Public Image Ltd. guitarist John McGeoch and ex-Sex Pistol, Steve Jones. Kiss Me Deadly failed to secure any placing on the UK album chart despite the appearance of Dancing With Myself, which later became a hit for Idol as a solo artist.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Billy Idol and Tony James; except where noted

  1. "Dancing with Myself"
  2. "Untouchables" (Idol)
  3. "Happy People"
  4. "Heavens Inside" (Idol)
  5. "Triumph" (Idol)
  6. "Revenge"
  7. "Stars Look Down"
  8. "What Do You Want"
  9. "Poison"
  10. "Oh Mother" (Idol, James, Terry Chimes)

2005 CD bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Hubble, Bubble, Toil and Dubble"
  2. "Loopy Dub"
  3. "Ugly Dub"
  4. "From the Heart" (live)
  5. "Andy Warhol" (live) (David Bowie)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. Kiss Me Deadly (album) at AllMusic