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Generation X Idolizes Rock & Roll

Paul Gambaccini, Rolling Stone, 13 July 1978

LONDON — ANYONE WHO calls Elton John a "bald cunt" is risking the wrath of the rock & roll mainstream, but Billy Idol of Generation X minces no words in expressing his contempt for the keyboard king. Elton called the quartet's first single "really dreadful garbage" when he reviewed it for a British pop paper last September, adding, "Hear it first thing in the morning and you'd want to go straight back to bed."

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