Generation X

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High Fidelity
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High Fidelity
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February 16th, 2007 at 05:39pm
I searched and didn't find a thread for them. Cheese One of my all-time favorite bands. They're probably best know for "Dancing With Myself," which Billy Idol did solo.

The core members of Generation X were vocalist Billy Idol (whose since maintained a remarkable 25+ year solo career) and bassist Tony James (later of Sigue Sigue Sputnik and for a spell The Sisters of Mercy). Generation X was formed in 1976 after guitarist Billy Idol (aka William Broad) and bassist Tony James decided to go out on their own, leaving Gene October, the leader of their then band Chelsea. In December of 76, they played the first punk gig at mecca club The Roxy in London's Covent Garden neighborhood with friends from "the Bromley contingent" Siouxsie and the Banshees, a band featuring a young Sid Vicious. The blatantly image conscious group soon secured management, fired their first drummer, and auditioned over 50 drummers before settling on Mark Laff of Subway Sect. They were photogenic and signed a worldwide long term deal to Chrysalis (also home of Blondie) and had popsmith Phil Wainman, producer of Bay City Rollers and Sweet mix their debut album. In September 1977 they became the first punk group to "sell out" and lip synch their debut single Generation X “ Your Generation on TV's Tops of The Pops, and also that month performed on Marc Bolan's TV show just days before the T. Rex frontman's death. Generation X also appeared in films like DOA and in Don Letts' Punk Movie
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Jax.
Was Here Two Weeks Ago
Jax.
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February 16th, 2007 at 05:49pm
Yup. Cool They're really quite good.
High Fidelity
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High Fidelity
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February 17th, 2007 at 11:13am
That Ska Kid.:
Yup. Cool They're really quite good.
Mhmm. Five

What's your favorite song of theirs? tehe
Old Gregg
King For A Couple Of Days
Old Gregg
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February 17th, 2007 at 11:34am
Well, Im not an uber fan, but my friend ripped some music for me, and I think they are a pretty decent band Smile
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