Sweet Revenge (Generation X album)

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Sweet Revenge
Sweet Revenge Gen X.jpg
Studio album by Generation X
Released 14 April 1998
Recorded 1979
Genre Punk rock
Length 56:05 (Japan)
Label Empty Records (MT-421)
Revell Yell Music (RYCD019)
Producer Generation X / Doug Bennet
Generation X chronology
Perfect Hits 1975–81
(1991)
Sweet Revenge
(1998)
Live at the Paris Theatre '78 & '81
(1999)

Sweet Revenge is an album by Generation X.[1][2] It was recorded in 1979 just before band members Bob "Derwood" Andrews and Mark Laff left the group and the bulk was subsequently re-recorded for the Kiss Me Deadly album. It was not until 1998 that the Sweet Revenge sessions were released, as K.M.D. – Sweet Revenge on the German Empty Records label,[3][4] and then later as a second disc of the Anthology boxed set in 2003 by EMI Records.[5][6] An expanded Japanese reissue titled K.M.D. – Sweet Revenge Xtra was also released in 2004 by Revell Yell Music featuring alternate sound engineering. This version also contains different studio versions of "Rock On" and "Your Generation," together with two live tracks recorded in December 1978 in Sheffield.

Track listing[edit]

1998 Empty Records (MT-421)[edit]

All tracks written by Billy Idol and Tony James

No. Title Length
1. "Dancing with Myself"   4:56
2. "Modern Boys"   3:23
3. "Stars Look Down"   4:33
4. "Triumph"   5:09
5. "Girls Girls Girls"   3:03
6. "Anna Smiles"   2:28
7. "Flash as Hell"   2:28
8. "Psycho Beat"   3:35
9. "Cathy Come Home"   3:49
10. "Revenge"   5:38
11. "Dancing with My Wealth"   5:38

2004 Revel Yell Music (RYCD019)[edit]

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

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Dancing with Myself"     3:25
2. "Modern Boys"     3:25
3. "Stars Look Down"     4:43
4. "Triumph"     5:15
5. "Girls Girls Girls"     3:04
6. "Anna Smiles"     2:28
7. "Flash as Hell"     2:33
8. "Psycho Beat"     3:36
9. "Cathy Come Home"     3:51
10. "Revenge"     5:17
11. "Rock On*"   Gary Glitter, Mike Leander 2:35
12. "Your Generation*"     3:15
13. "Shakin' All Over (Live)**"   Johnny Kidd, Gus Robinson 2:40
14. "Kiss Me Deadly (Live)**"     4:45
15. "Dancing with My Wealth"     5:38
Notes
  • (*) Recorded at T.W.Sounds, Fulham and mixed by Alan Winstanley. These two tracks were most likely leftovers from the band's first album.
  • (**) Recorded live in Sheffield, England on 8 December 1978. These two tracks are lifted from Live at Sheffield.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Generation X Gets "Sweet Revenge"". MTV. 1998-04-27. Retrieved 2016-03-28. 
  3. ^ "Band Pages - Generation X". Empty.de. Retrieved 2016-03-28. 
  4. ^ "GenerationX-Interview". 3rdgenerationnation.de. Retrieved 2016-03-28. 
  5. ^ "Review - Generation X: Anthology". Cosmik.com. Retrieved 2016-03-28. 
  6. ^ Colin Larkin (2011-05-27). "The Encyclopedia of Popular Music". Books.google.com. p. 2317. Retrieved 2016-03-28.