Cyberpunk

Cyberpunk

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by Billy Idol
     
 

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Cyberpunk, Idol's attempt to restyle himself as a futuristic cyber-rocker, only works when he falls back on his effortlessly catchy guitar hooks and melodies of his past hits (the first single, "Shock to the System," for instance). Unfortunately, most of the album is padded with pretentious speeches, sampled…  See more details below

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Cyberpunk, Idol's attempt to restyle himself as a futuristic cyber-rocker, only works when he falls back on his effortlessly catchy guitar hooks and melodies of his past hits (the first single, "Shock to the System," for instance). Unfortunately, most of the album is padded with pretentious speeches, sampled dialog, and underdeveloped songs. Especially noteworthy is his techno-dance interpretation of the Velvet Underground's "Heroin" (featuring a repeated Patti Smith quote), which is one of the worst covers ever recorded.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/24/2003
Label:
Emi Special Products
UPC:
0724349826724
catalogNumber:
98267
Rank:
30161

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Billy Idol   Primary Artist,Keyboards,Vocals
Tal Bergman   Drums
Robert Farago   Voices,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Spoken Word
Robin Hancock   Keyboards
London Jo Henwood   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Durga McBroom   Background Vocals
Jamie Muhoberac   Organ,Keyboards
Larry Seymour   Bass
Carnie Wilson   Background Vocals
Wendy Wilson   Background Vocals
Doug Wimbish   Bass
Mark Younger-Smith   Guitar,Keyboards,Sitar
Mike Younger-Smith   Guitar,Keyboards,Sitar
Gwen Mullen   Rendering
Scott Hampton   Rendering
David Weiss   Percussion,Saw

Technical Credits

Billy Idol   Arranger,Programming,Contributor,Camera Operator,Logo
Robin Hancock   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Stephen Marcussen   Mastering
Mark Younger-Smith   Arranger,Programming
Mike Younger-Smith   Programming
Ross Donaldson   Engineer
Henry Marquez   Art Direction
Mark Fraunfelder   Contributor
Ron Donaldson   Engineer

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Cyberpunk 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
dark-angel091005 More than 1 year ago
This album is a very interesting combination of like techno and rock. Some of the songs on this album you have to listen to at least 3 to 4 times before you actually "Get" what the song as a musical whole is about really, (outside of reading the song's lyrics on the album's book.) Over all, this CD is an interesting collaboration for Billy Idol with his bandmates. The BEST song on this album is about the 1992 race riots in Los Angeles.