Generation X - Valley Of The Dolls

Generation X - Valley Of The Dolls LP

Original Release Date

1979

Release Information

UK LP 1979 (Chrysalis - CHR 1193)
US LP 1979 (Chrysalis - PV 41193)

A1 Running With The Boss Sound 5:03
A2 Night Of The Cadillacs 3:20
A3 Paradise West 5:28
A4 Fridays Angels 3:19
A5 King Rocker 2:16
B1 Valley Of The Dolls 3:34
B2 English Dream 4:57
B3 Love Like Fire 3:02
B4 The Prime Of Kenny Silvers (Part One) 3:55
B5 The Prime Of Kenny Silvers (Part Two) 3:22

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UK CD 2002 (Chrysalis - 7243 5 38935 2 1)

1 Running With The Boss Sound 5:03
2 Night Of The Cadillacs 3:20
3 Paradise West 5:28
4 Fridays Angels 3:19
5 King Rocker 2:16
6 Valley Of The Dolls 3:34
7 English Dream 4:57
8 Love Like Fire 3:02
9 The Prime Of Kenny Silvers (Parts One And Two) 7:18
Bonus Tracks
10 Gimme Some Truth 2:21
11 Shakin' All Over 2:44

10: B-Side of King Rocker 7", 1979
11: B-Side of Valley Of The Dolls 7", 1979

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 51, 5 wks

Credits

Billy Idol - vocals
Tony James - bass, vocals
Bob 'Derwood' Andrews - guitar, vocals
Mark Laff - drums, vocals

Producer - Ian Hunter
Recorded at Wessex Sound Studios
Engineer - Gary Edwards
Art Direction - Peter Wagg
Design - Janusz Guttner
Inner Bag Photography - L.F.I., Paul Cox
Generation X Sleeve Photography - Rod Delroy, Paddy Eckersley

Reviews & Opinions

RED STARR, SMASH HITS, FEBRUARY 1979: Ambitious but only partially successful attempt at straddling old and new waves. Side one sounds like Mott The Hoople (remember them?) trying to be Bruce Springsteen on an off day, but side two better, simpler and poppier. Some interesting lyrics as well, but the tunes could certainly do with tightening up. Best trax: 'Friday's Angels', 'Valley Of The Dolls'. (5 out of 10)

ALEX OGG, ALL MUSIC GUIDE: ...on this, their second album, the band's limitations are self-evident. Produced by glitter rock veteran Ian Hunter, 'King Rocker' and 'Running With The Boss Sound' prove the only diverting moments in this bleak parade of glam punk by numbers.

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