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Generation X: Generation X (Chrysalis)

Stephen Demorest, Rock Scene, October 1978

ALL THE girls love blond Billy Idol (he pouts like Brando), and Generation X seem to have the right attitude. "No Session Musicians" it says on the album sleeve, which I like more for their saying it than for the substance of the disclaimer. I'm a little weary of image carrying the load these days, though, and while guitarist Bob Andrews looks like a seedy Jeff Beck, and while the X-men play better than most punk bands, there's little that's fresh or artistic about their sound.

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