Valley of the Dolls (album)

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This article is about the Generation X album. For the Dionne Warwick album, see Dionne Warwick in Valley of the Dolls.
Valley of the Dolls
Generation X - Valley Of The Dolls album cover.jpg
Studio album by Generation X
Released January 26, 1979[1]
Genre Punk rock, rock, new wave
Label Chrysalis
Producer Ian Hunter
Generation X chronology
Generation X
(1978)
Valley of the Dolls
(1979)
Kiss Me Deadly
(1981)
Singles from Generation X
  1. "King Rocker"
    Released: 5 Jan 1979
  2. "Valley of the Dolls"
    Released: 30 Mar 1979
  3. "Fridays Angels"
    Released: Jun 1979
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [2]
Smash Hits 5/10[3]

Valley of the Dolls is the second studio album by British punk band Generation X produced by Ian Hunter.[4] The album is only indirectly related to the novel and film of this name, and the title cut is an original song. The album contained the UK hit singles: "King Rocker", which reached No. 11 in the UK Singles Chart in January 1979,[5] the title track "Valley of the Dolls", which made No. 23 in April of the same year,[6] and "Friday's Angels", which got to No. 62 in June 1979.[7]

The album peaked at No. 51 in the UK Albums Chart.[8]

Track listing[edit]

Original LP (1979)[edit]

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

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Running with the Boss Sound" Idol, James, Bob Andrews 5:03
2. "Night of the Cadillacs"   3:20
3. "Paradise West"   5:28
4. "Fridays Angels"   3:19
5. "King Rocker"   2:16
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Valley of the Dolls" 3:34
2. "English Dream" 4:57
3. "Love Like Fire" 3:02
4. "The Prime of Kenny Silvers (Part One)" 3:55
5. "The Prime of Kenny Silvers (Part Two)" 3:22
2002 Bonus CD Tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "Gimme Some Truth" (B-Side to "King Rocker".) John Lennon 2:23
12. "Shakin' All Over" (B-Side to "Valley of the Dolls".) Johnny Kidd, Gus Robinson 2:45

Personnel[edit]

Generation X

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Valley of the Dolls by Generation X". Rate Your Music. Retrieved July 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ Alex Ogg. "Valley of the Dolls - Generation X | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-03-28. 
  3. ^ Starr, Red. "Albums". Smash Hits (February 22 - March 7 1979): 25. 
  4. ^ "Generation X (4) - Valley Of The Dolls". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-03-28. 
  5. ^ "king+rocker | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2016-03-28. 
  6. ^ "valley+of+the+dolls | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2016-03-28. 
  7. ^ "friday%27s+angels | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2016-03-28. 
  8. ^ "valley+of+the+dolls | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2016-03-28.