March 18, 2005
80's music nostalgia wave! Duran Duran's new album was only the beginning. Billy Idol's new CD is upon us, while New Order's new album is almost here too. Mötley Crüe, meanwhile, are working on their new CD, as are Kate Bush and Bruce Springsteen; even Paula Abdul is planning a comeback. If Duran Duran can do it, anyone can! Right? Let's hope so.
Cyndi Lauper and Annie Lennox have already pulled it off. I'm sure there's many more 80's comeback albums in the past few years I've not thought of; hopefully someone can fill me in. All we need now is a new Police album (and maybe a normal-looking Michael Jackson or George Michael) and life will be truly peachy.
and the artist's attempts to cash in by digging through the bottom of the barrel of his lingering popularity, Billy Idol's first Christmas Album. "This is "Frosty the Snowman", and we're not fucking around." There are videos on youtube, and you can find them at your own risk. [WARNING: Amateurish site design indicates just how low the Idol has fallen. Which is surprising, given how it wasn't a lofty perch in the first place.]