TRACK LISTING

June 12, 2015

CoversSo I think it’s about time to talk about the track listing for my forthcoming solo album. The album itself has a couple of working titles, so I wont confirm that yet, and the artwork is still being worked on. Mike Clink (he of Appetite For Destruction fame, yes!) has all the tracks and is working on the mixes while Erik and I tour Europe with Billy Idol. But what I can talk about are the five songs I chose to cover and the five original tracks on the record. The covers are tracks that are not particularly well known, but hopefully anyone finding out about them through this record will go back and hunt down the originals – they are all responsible for inspiring me, provoking the feeling that I try so hard to keep now…..the one we get when we hear a particular riff, or a soaring chorus, and it just makes us want to smash things/learn to play an instrument/scream from the rooftops. These were all songs that for one reason or another made a huge impact on me when I was younger. The five covers are:

1. BABY HURRICANE (FLESH FOR LULU)
2. GOODBYE JIMMY DEAN (BOYS WONDER)
3. HOUSEWIFE (WASTED YOUTH – the UK band, not the US band)
4. HOLD IT DOWN (SENSELESS THINGS)
5. YOU ARE IN MY VISION (GARY NUMAN AND TUBEWAY ARMY)

The five original titles are:

1. ORDINARY GIRL
2. METHADONIA
3. GODS OF ROCK N ROLL
4. ALONE IN A CROWD
5. CINAMMON GIN

No release date has been set but it will be released this year. All the plans and details are being discussed between Erik and I and when we have the finished product from Mike we will decide how best to get this record out to you all. Its an exciting and very home-grown project that Im glad I decided to do – more info as and when I get it.

Billy

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