Favorite "Highway" Songs #10 - "Blue Highway"
Colorado Springs, Colorado
December 30, 2017 12:38am CST
Soon, my girlfriend and I are going to pack up our new (to us) van and hit the road in search of adventure. @JohnRoberts suggested a music series of highway songs in celebration, so I am going to countdown my favorite songs with "Highway" in the title. We'll start at #10: "Blue Highway" by Billy Idol. Billy Idol was a superstar in the 1980's, thanks to hit songs such as "Rebel Yell," "White Wedding," and "Eyes Without a Face." Billy has only released seven solo albums to date, but those seven records spawned a whopping 37 singles. "Blue Highway," however, was not one of those 37 singles. It is an album cut from his wildly successful 1983 record, Rebel Yell (how successful? Double platinum in the US, 5x platinum in Canada, and silver in the UK.) With his punk background (he was the vocalist for Generation X,) Billy Idol's songs rocked, but were extremely radio friendly. "Blue Highway" rocked in such a manner that it might have seemed as if he were aiming for the hair metal crowd (muscular guitar play courtesy of longtime guitarist Steve Stevens.) It's a shame this wasn't a single, because it's good enough to have been a hit. I've linked to a live performance from 2001. Stevens' guitar play is as front and center as Idol's vocals. Enjoy! (Info verified by Wikipedia)
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• Bunbury, Australia
@teamfreak16 It took us a while to get into the swing of things. Vince's brother does 'proper' camping with a tent and all. Has done for years. He ended up getting a trailer custom-made to suit their needs. Not that you need it of course but they did miles and miles through the outback which made the expense worthwhile.
• Daytona Beach, Florida
Haven't listened to much by him. Like this song so will check out more. Hope you find plenty of adventure.
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