Generation X - Generation X

Generation X - Generation X

Original Release Date

1978

Release Information

UK LP 1978 (Chrysalis - CHR 1169)
Europe 2xCD 2019 (Chrysalis - CRCX1150). Deluxe Edition

1 From The Heart 2:14
2 One Hundred Punks 3:10
3 Listen 3:30
4 Ready Steady Go 3:03
5 Kleenex 2:25
6 Promises Promises 5:30
7 Day By Day 2:04
8 The Invisible Man 3:00
9 Kiss Me Deadly 4:24
10 Too Personal 2:20
11 Youth Youth Youth 6:15

CD Bonus Tracks

Disc Two
A-Sides And B-Sides

1 Your Generation 3:15
2 Day By Day (Alt. Version) 2:04
3 Wild Youth 2:53
4 Wild Dub (Version) 3:49
5 No No No 2:10
6 Trying For Kicks 2:00
7 This Heat 2:14
Outtakes And Mixes
8 Ready Steady Go (Phil Wainman Version) 3:04
9 No No No (Phil Wainman Version) 2:21
10 Gimme Some Truth (Outtake) 2:53
11 Rock On Dub (Outtake) 2:36
12 Promises Promises (Single Version) 3:42
13 From The Heart (Winstanley Mix) 2:13
14 The Invisible Man (Winstanley Mix) 3:04
15 Kleenex (Winstanley Mix) 2:14
16 Day By Day (Winstanley Mix) 2:09
17 One Hundred Punks (Winstanley Mix) 3:17
18 Too Personal (Winstanley Mix) 2:23
19 Youth Youth Youth (Winstanley Mix) 6:20

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US LP 1978 (Chrysalis - CHR 1169)

1 Gimme Some Truth 2:48
2 Wild Youth 2:52
3 From The Heart 2:06
4 Ready Steady Go 2:56
5 Kleenex 2:05
6 Promises Promises 5:18
7 Day By Day 2:04
8 One Hundred Punks 3:05
9 Your Generation 3:11
10 Kiss Me Deadly 4:12
11 Wild Dub 3:47
12 Youth Youth Youth 6:00

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 29, 4 wks

Credits

UK LP:

Billy Idol - vocals
Mark Laff - drums and vocals
Bob Andrews - guitar and vocals
Tony James - bass and vocals

Produced by Martin Rushent for Marlin Music Limited.
Engineered by Alan Winstanley
Recorded at TW Studios, Fulham
Mixed at Advision
No session musicians

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US LP:

Billy Idol - vocals
Mark Laff - drums and vocals
Bob Andrews - guitar and vocals
Tony James - bass and vocals

Produced by Martin Rushent for Marlin Music Limited
1, 9, 11 Produced by Phil Wainman courtesy Utopia Records Limited
Engineered by Alan Winstanley
Recorded at TW Studios, Fulham
Mixed at Advision
No session musicians

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Additional Credits on CD:

Remastered at Alchemy Mastering
Disc 2 tracks 8-9, 11-19: Previously unreleased

Additional Credits

CD Bonus Disc:
1-2: Your Generation 7", released September 1977
3-4: Wild Youth 7", released November 1977
5: B-Side of Ready Steady Go 7", released March 1978
6-7: Album outtakes, originally issued as B-Side of Friday's Angels 7", released June 1979
10: Originally issued on the US version of the LP

Reviews & Opinions

CHAINSAW, JUNE 1978: Hmm. This is a reasonable album (about as good as the 999 album [999]) but from a group like Generation X who are supposed to be one of the best groups in the country, it's not good enough. As with the 999 it's got its good moments, but then there's a hell of a lot of crap on this. Well...highpoints of this are the opener 'From The Heart', 'Promises Promises' (but that goes on too long), and a new version of 'Day By Day'. 'Youth Youth Youth', one of their most popular songs, just goes on and on an on. I dunno what all the fuss was about. My rating: *****

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