Friday, November 10, 2006

This holiday season, why settle for irrelevent, when you can be embarrassing?

In honor of Veteran's Day, I bring you a horror worse than any war. Well, okay, not worse than war, but pretty damn high up there:

The long-awaited Billy Idol Christmas album.

Yes, I said Christmas, not "holidays," because there's none of that diversity music for Mr. Idol! No dreidel song on this album, and certainly no singing of songs from Fiddler on the Roof and pretending they're Hanukkah songs.

I guess fans of has-been 80s rockers will have to petition David Lee Roth to come out of retirement for that one.

And speaking of David Lee Roth, what's with the bad face lift, Billy? Because the whole grinning skull look is not exactly merriment-inducing. Maybe a Halloween album would've been a better idea. Call your people.

So readers, watch one of the cuts here, and then tell me what you think is in that gift package Billy keeps shaking. I'm betting it's a gun to shoot himself with, but that might be just wishful thinking.

Yeah, that's it. My Christmas wish.

(thanks to Spooney for the link)


Anonymous said...

It's a nice day for a White Christmas.

Spooney said...

The thought of Billy Idol singing Silent Night...oh the horror!!

david said...

This is the weirdest thing: I was sitting on the plane yesterday, and all of a sudden I'm thinking about Billy Idol, and I'm thinking: this guy is due for a really bad comeback.

I'm not kidding.

But I way underestimated the tawdriness of the comeback.

Skylers Dad said...

Too bad they didn't splice together a duet with Sinatra on a couple of tracks...

RandyLuvsPaiste said...

Xmas makes we wanna sneer too.

Phil said...

"Rock The Manger Of Love!"

vikkitikkitavi said...

Kirby: Hey little Rudolph - shotgun!

Spooney: I'm waiting for the remake of the "Little Drummer Boy" duet with Bowie playing the Bing Crosby part.

David: Idol's been playing the big-wig party circuit for a while now. Every once in a while a friend of mine will report a sighting of Billy stuck on a side stage at some industry event, singing his old tunes and pissed off that no one is listening.

SkyDad: Yeah, well, we all know Sinatra's got chunks of guys bigger than Idol in his stool.

Randy: I'm thinking that Idol's people might be overestimating the market for sneering carols.

Phil: "In the midnight hour, he cried myrrh, myrrh, myrrh!"

Anonymous said...

hooray for LOL funny shit like this today :)