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The Undercard Ep 2.

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Retro Album Reviews: Rebel Yell by Billy Idol

  Billy Idol is such an interesting piece of the new wave generation of the 1980s. Starting as a punk rocker and shifting to a more new wave sound in the 80s there is a strong chance you know either "Rebel Yell" or "Dancing With Myself" from him. But, in 1983 Billy Idol released the album "Rebel Yell" and let me tell you it is really good. The album art is super interesting to me because it has Billy Idol just sitting there shirtless not that crazy but its color of red but it a stark red to the black is just so good and creepy. Now let's talk about the music the A-side is fantastic 3 out of the 4 songs are some of Idol's best work ever and some of the new waves best work. Starts off with "Rebel Yell" one of the best party songs out there with such a good beat and one that will leave you dancing forever. Next up, is where this A-side falls a bit with "Daytime Drama", not that the song is bad it just is an in-between a dance and s

Bands that should be looked at again based on one song: A Flock of Seagulls

           I know what you are thinking that they are just another new wave group, like any other of the 80s they just have synth-heavy music. But I wanna talk about one song in particular that I think should solidify them as more than just a hacky throwaway group that has one really good song. And the song I wanna talk about is "Space Age Love Song" which is off their debut self-titled album. Now, what is so good about this song that sets it apart from other love songs? The use of synths and sound effects to give the listener this thought of pure joy. Listening to it gives the sense of when your crush talks to you that feeling of joy and fear. The beat to the song is like most new wave bands, a beat that makes you wanna dance but the lyrics are sung so softly it is a perfect song to watch a sunset too. Also, the guitar playing is so good they are able to convey that feeling of just wanting to take someone's hand and dance. This is a good song for most occasions such as a