Translucent red vinyl LP
With a permanently snarled upper lip and the perfect matinee-idol blond hair, Billy Idol made punk rock palatable for MTV and the masses. He did so by watering down punk's aggressive attack with dance grooves and stretches of keyboards where no self-respecting punk would've dared.
Essentially, with Rebel Yell, he made pop music with a spare razor blade tossed in for fun. When it clicked, as it does on the anthemic title track of this, his career highlight, well, only an anarchist could complain. Rebel Yell, Idol's second studio album, was released on November 10, 1983, by Chrysalis Records. Rebel Yell became an absolute "must-have" of the '80s; the album soared as high as No. 6 and stayed on the charts for more than a year and a half! "Eyes Without a Face," "Flesh for Fantasy," "Rebel Yell," "Catch My Fall," and the rest are all here.
The album was recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York. Initially recording without a drummer, utilizing only the electronic drum machine LinnDrum, collaborators Keith Forsey and Steve Stevens later decided to hire Thommy Price to play drums on some of the songs.
|Eyes Without A Face|
|Flesh For Fantasy [Remastered]|
|Catch My Fall [Edit]|
|(Do Not) Stand In The Shadows|
|The Dead Next Door|