Favorite "Highway" Songs #10 - "Blue Highway"

@teamfreak16 (41181)
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)
Album : Rebel Yell. Released : November 10, 1983. Recorded : 1982-1983. Label : Chrysalis. Producer : Keith Forsey. Genre (s) : New Wave, Hard Rock, Post-Punk.
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Dec
I bet you can't wait to hit the road. I'm sure you'll have so much fun. Look forward to hearing all about it.
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
31 Dec
We're going to stick close by Colorado Springs at first while we do the trial and error thing. But I will definitely be posting.
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
31 Dec
@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.
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
31 Dec
@JudyEv - Oh yes, we definitely plan on getting a tent for the summer.
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@NJChicaa (40381)
• United States
30 Dec
Life is a Highway had better be in this countdown!!!!!!!!
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
31 Dec
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@JohnRoberts (57235)
• Los Angeles, California
30 Dec
I once had the Rebel Yell album.
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
30 Dec
It was such a good album. Packed with good songs.
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@RasmaSandra (17604)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
30 Dec
Haven't listened to much by him. Like this song so will check out more. Hope you find plenty of adventure.
Steppenwolf - Born to be wild 1969 (Soundtrack of the road film 'Easy Rider') Get your motor runnin' Head out on the highway Lookin' for adventure And whatev...
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
31 Dec
Thanks for the encouragement! Billy Idol was a hit machine in the 80's. I hope you like him.
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@TRBRocks420 (77743)
• Banks, Oregon
31 Dec
Awesome song big Billy Idol fan here.
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
31 Dec
Billy Idol is awesome. I always crank him up when I hear him.
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@FourWalls (13784)
• United States
31 Dec
Oh, how that rocks!!! Looking forward to this countdown.
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
31 Dec
This one was kind of hard. There were a couple I found really hard to cut.
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• United States
30 Dec
I love Billy Idol, but this is a new one for me. I hope you have a great adventure.
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
31 Dec
Thank you. I hope so too. We are certainly going to try to do as much cool stuff as possible.
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@mumu2358 (76)
• United Kingdom
30 Dec
It was such a good album.
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30 Dec
very nice