Wednesday, July 2, 2008

- Generation X Session, April, 1977

‘Why, you bastard, why?’ I hear you scream. I know, I’ve already subjected you to one of these tracks on a podcast, but I couldn’t resist. This is the first of three sessions that Lord William of Idol et al did for the Peel show, spanning from ’77 to ’79.

Dancing with, er, not just himself

Formed in November, 1976 by Idol, Tony James and John Towe, Generation X hold a somewhat dubious place in the punk hall of fame, largely due to the fact that they ignored most of the self-imposed ‘rules’ and ‘ideals’ adopted by other UK punk rock bands. This probably helped the band to become one of the first punk bands to appear on the popular BBC Television music program Top of the Pops. This session is at least very energetic. I have to confess that 'dancing with myself' remains an all time favourite.

Tony James now looks like this


Day By Day
Youth Youth Youth
Your Generation

LINE UP (to be confirmed by someone with Ken’s book)

Lord William of Idol (Lead Vocals)
Bob Andrews (Guitar, Vocals)
Tony James (Bass, Vocals)
John Towe (Drums)

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