Billy Idol: Alive & Kicking!
Neil Tennant, Smash Hits, 19 July 1984
Billy Idol was the typical punk back in the late '70s — tough, rude, a bit mental. In 1984 he's exactly the same (only more so). He sings naked on window ledges. He swears on radio programmes. He gets terribly cross and kicks things. He's a huge "rock and roll" star in the States and he reckons he should be over here, too. That's why he's back — and shouting at Neil Tennant.
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