[Gen Hexed] -- I missed posting flashbacks for the second half of December and even the very first Friday of this new year. But, in my defense, there's been a bit going on, yeah? So, anyway, I'm back at it this week, and for my first post in this brand new year, new decade even, I'm featuring an album that is celebrating its 40th anniversary this very month. Released in January 1981, Kiss Me Deadly was the third studio album by Generation X. They had rebranded as Gen X, a new name for both their new 1980 lineup and their shift from punk to a more New Romantic look and sound. But this incarnation lasted just past the record release and a gig recorded for BBC Radio. Ego, narcotics, and fatigue have all been cited as contributing to Gen X's breakup. Singer Billy Idol left for a solo career, taking this record's lead single, "Dancing With Myself," to new heights. Bassist Tony James would go on to form Sigue Sigue Sputnik. Kiss Me Deadly was a commercial failure. For a complete (and recent) review, I direct you to 2 Loud 2 Old Music's 1/4/2019 post.
I like several of this album's tracks. I invite you to be your own judge. So, here's the full playlist of 2005 remaster (which included five bonus tracks).
Flashback: Kiss Me Deadly (1981)
That's all till next week. Dedicated 80s-philes can find more flashbacks in the Prophet or Madman archives or via Bookended's 80s Flashback tag. As always, your comments are welcome on today's, or any other, flashback post. And if you like what I'm doing here, please share the link with your friends. If, however, you don't like the flashback, feel free to share it with your enemies.
I'll see you in seven!