Overpriced, Watered Down & Wimpy....,
This review is from: Anthology (Audio CD)The first disc collects most of Gen X's hits in excellent sound quality. However, the track selection on the "Perfect Hits" cd is much better, plus it flat out rocks harder. Strike one.
Disc two it the "unreleased album" and comes off sounding like a bunch of American English demos (the band that sang that dreadful "I'll Melt With You" song), with a extremely mellow Billy Idol on vocals. No Idol sneer on this disc; more like a quaint, perky little smile. The guitar work is brutal and the lead riffs are almost non-existent. The guitar during the fade out of the song "Triumph" sounds like a 1st graders first guitar lesson. The "Kiss Me Deadly" album which shares a similar tracklist, has "way" better production value, rocks much harder, has the guitars way up fron in the mix, and is a better purchase. This is Billy Idol-lite. Strike two.
Disc three contains a live concert recorded in Osaka, Japan.
So after pulling another Sammy Sosa and whiffing on this one, here's my advice. "Perfect Hits", "Kiss Me Deadly" if you can find it & "Radio One Sessions".
ps....don't forget Billy's VH-1 album. Now there's all killer, no filler.