Kiss Me Deadly (album)

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

Kiss Me Deadly is the third and final studio album by British punk band Generation X.[2][3] 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 and James Stevenson of Chelsea, the album featured several different guitarists: Rich Kids' Steve New, Danny Kustow from Tom Robinson Band, future Siouxsie and the Banshees guitarist John McGeoch and ex-Sex Pistol Steve Jones.[3] Kiss Me Deadly failed to secure any placing on the UK album chart despite the appearance of "Dancing With Myself" (peaking at No.60),[4] which later became a hit for Idol as a solo artist.

Track listing[edit]

Original LP (1981)[edit]

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

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Dancing with Myself"     3:45
2. "Untouchables"   Idol 3:37
3. "Happy People"     4:28
4. "Heavens Inside"     2:56
5. "Triumph"     3:24
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Revenge"     4:19
2. "Stars Look Down"     4:39
3. "What Do You Want"     4:04
4. "Poison"     2:59
5. "Oh Mother"   Idol, James, Terry Chimes 3:33
2005 Bonus CD Tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "Hubble, Bubble, Toil and Dubble" (B-Side to 1981 "Dancing with Myself" 12".)   8:28
12. "Loopy Dub" (B-Side to 1980 "Dancing with Myself" 12".)   5:04
13. "Ugly Dub" (B-Side to 1980 "Dancing with Myself" 12".)   3:07
14. "From the Heart (Live)" (From Live at the Paris Theatre '78 & '81.)   2:19
15. "Andy Warhol (Live)" (From Live at the Paris Theatre '78 & '81.) David Bowie 3:28



  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. Kiss Me Deadly (album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Gen X* - Kiss Me Deadly". 2014-11-07. Retrieved 2016-03-27. 
  3. ^ a b George Gimarc. "Punk Diary: The Ultimate Trainspotter's Guide to Underground Rock, 1970-1982". p. 313. Retrieved 2016-03-27. 
  4. ^ "Official Chart History". Retrieved 2016-03-27.