Generation X - Perfect Hits 1975 - 1981

Generation X - Perfect Hits 1975 - 1981

Original Release Date

1991

Release Information

UK CD 1991 (Chrysalis - CCD 1854)
US CD 1991 (Chrysalis - F2 21862). Longbox

1 Dancing With Myself 3:48
2 Your Generation 3:14
3 Ready, Steady, Go 2:58
4 Untouchables 3:39
5 Day By Day 2:25
6 Wild Youth 2:52
7 Wild Dub 3:46
8 One Hundred-Punks 3:07
9 King Rocker 2:16
10 Kiss Me Deadly 4:23
11 Gimme Some Truth 2:23
12 New Order 2:20
13 English Dream 4:59
14 Triumph 3:23
15 Youth, Youth, Youth 6:05

Chart Placings

None

Credits

Billy Idol -singer; guitar on 'New Order'
Tony James - bass
Bob Derwood Andrews - guitar
Mark Laff - drums
With:
Steve New, Steve Jones, Danny Kurstow and John McGeoch - guitars on 'Dancing With Myself'
John McGeoch and Steve Jones - guitar on 'Triumph'
Billy Idol and Steve New - guitar on 'Untouchables'
Terry Chimes - drums on 'Dancing With Myself', 'Untouchables', 'New Order' and ''Triumph'

Additional Credits

1,4,14: Kiss Me Deadly LP, 1981
2: Your Generation 7", 1977
3,5,8,10,15: Generation X LP, 1978
6-7: Wild Youth7", 1977
2: 4 7"/12", 1981
9,13: Valley Of The Dolls LP, 1979
11: B-Side of King Rocker 7", 1979
12: Previously unreleased

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: A surprisingly high profile greeted the release of this “best of”, notable for two previously unreleased songs, a Peel Session recording of ‘Day By Day’ from 1977 (sloppier than the proper version), and the lively but unremarkable ‘New Order’ from 1980. The undoubted nadir is the dub version of ‘Wild Youth’, which might have been the very first punk/dub crossover but that didn’t mean that, like most dub versions of punk songs, it wasn’t appalling. The compilation’s title comes from a pair of privately pressed "official bootleg" singles from early 1977, which were given away at shops and gigs. The contents of these are not included here.

Additional Notes

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