The Resource Dancing with myself, Billy Idol

Dancing with myself, Billy Idol

Label
Dancing with myself
Title
Dancing with myself
Statement of responsibility
Billy Idol
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this bold and candid memoir, music legend Billy Idol shares his life story, from his childhood in England to his rise to fame during the height of the punk pop revolution, revealing intimate details about the sex, drugs, and rock and roll that he is so fabulously famous for-all told in his own utterly indelible voice. An integral member of the punk rock revolution whose music crossed over into '80s pop mainstream--and one of MTV's first stars--Billy Idol remains an iconic music legend. Now, in his long awaited Dancing With Myself, he delivers a lively, candid account of his journey to fame, including intimate and unapologetic details about his life's highs and lows, all rendered with the in your face attitude and exuberance his fans have embraced. Idol brings to life the key events that shaped his life, his music, and his career, including his early childhood in England, his year at Sussex University, and his time spent hanging out with the Sex Pistols and as a member of punk bands Chelsea and Generation X. He shares outtakes from his wildly and unexpectedly successful solo career and stories behind his string of popular hits, including "White Wedding," "Eyes Without a Face," and "Rebel Yell," which involved close collaboration with Steve Stevens and ultimately led to the creation of some of the most groundbreaking music videos ever seen. Featuring sixteen pages of full color, behind the scenes photos, Dancing With Myself is both a tale of survival and a celebration of the heady days when punk was born, a compelling and satisfying insider's tale from a man who made music history firsthand
Summary
Music legend Billy Idol shares his life story - from his childhood in England to his rise to fame during the height of the punk-pop revolution - revealing intimate details about the sex, drugs, and rock and roll that he is so fabulously famous for - all told in his own utterly indelible voice. An integral member of the punk rock revolution whose music crossed over into "80s pop mainstream" and one of MTV's first stars - Billy Idol remains an iconic music legend
Pace
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10358439
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Idol, Billy
Dewey number
  • 782.42166092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.I33
LC item number
A3 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Idol, Billy
  • Rock musicians
  • Idol, Billy
  • Rock musicians
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
Dancing with myself, Billy Idol
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
They say if you hear the bang, you're still alive -- London. I let out my first rebel yell ; England swings like a pendulum do ; Rock 'n' roll high school: long hair, flares, and hash tobacco cigarettes ; Sucking in the '70s ; And then there was punk ; In a revolution, one year equals five ; Generation X marks the spot: William Broad becomes Billy Idol ; A night at the Roxy ; Punk comes of age when two sevens clash ; Youth youth youth: break on through to the other side ; White light, white heat, white riots ; Not selling out, but buying in ; Bands across the ocean ; Ready steady go ; And I guess that I just don't know ; You better hang on to yourself -- New York City. A rock 'n' roll conquistador invades America and burns his boats upon arrival ; Making mony mony: a left-coast fusion of punk and disco ; If you can make it here ; Hot in the city: the making of solo Billy Idol ; Hollywood daze and tequila nights ; I want my MTV: video thrills the radio star ; Rebel yell with a cause ; A change in pace of fantasy and taste ; Everybody must get rolling stoned ; The roar of the lion and a nonstop global orgy ; Just a perfect day ; King death: an aborted film project signals the end of an Idol maker ; Top of the world, ma ; Return to splendour ; The luck of the Irish -- Los Angeles. We need a miracle joy, we need a rock and roll boy ; La vie enchanté ; City of night ; Trouble with the sweet stuff ; Drunken, stupid, & naked ; I bear a charmed life, which must not yield ; Hollywood promises ; Have a fuck on me ; The madam and the preacher ; Mind fire ; Bitter pill ; My road is long, it lingers on
Control code
ocn873740790
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 326 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451628500
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014020878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)873740790
Label
Dancing with myself, Billy Idol
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
They say if you hear the bang, you're still alive -- London. I let out my first rebel yell ; England swings like a pendulum do ; Rock 'n' roll high school: long hair, flares, and hash tobacco cigarettes ; Sucking in the '70s ; And then there was punk ; In a revolution, one year equals five ; Generation X marks the spot: William Broad becomes Billy Idol ; A night at the Roxy ; Punk comes of age when two sevens clash ; Youth youth youth: break on through to the other side ; White light, white heat, white riots ; Not selling out, but buying in ; Bands across the ocean ; Ready steady go ; And I guess that I just don't know ; You better hang on to yourself -- New York City. A rock 'n' roll conquistador invades America and burns his boats upon arrival ; Making mony mony: a left-coast fusion of punk and disco ; If you can make it here ; Hot in the city: the making of solo Billy Idol ; Hollywood daze and tequila nights ; I want my MTV: video thrills the radio star ; Rebel yell with a cause ; A change in pace of fantasy and taste ; Everybody must get rolling stoned ; The roar of the lion and a nonstop global orgy ; Just a perfect day ; King death: an aborted film project signals the end of an Idol maker ; Top of the world, ma ; Return to splendour ; The luck of the Irish -- Los Angeles. We need a miracle joy, we need a rock and roll boy ; La vie enchanté ; City of night ; Trouble with the sweet stuff ; Drunken, stupid, & naked ; I bear a charmed life, which must not yield ; Hollywood promises ; Have a fuck on me ; The madam and the preacher ; Mind fire ; Bitter pill ; My road is long, it lingers on
Control code
ocn873740790
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 326 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451628500
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014020878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)873740790

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