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Rebel Yell vs White Wedding

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by blowtorch, Mar 1, 2021.

  1. twangking

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    Freebird. Yeah, I said it. I like playing the solos.
     
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    Like them both but favor Rebel Yell just a bit more. Agree with Eyes Without a Face sentiment too.
     
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    White Wedding by a mile. I appreciate this song more every time I hear it. Just so well done. The bass, the multiple guitar parts -- all of it.
     
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    Even the "I walk the walls f'you babe (babe, babe)" part?
     
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    Best Billy Idol video was his 1984 interview on David Letterman. Hilarious!!

    I saw him about 4 years ago and he was great! I forgot how many great songs he had, plus the new material was pretty good too. It was a sold out show and exceeded my expectations.

    I have to say that I prefer Rebel Yell - it's a lot more fun to play!
     
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    How many of you were aware of this campaign Billy did for New York City last year?



    - D
     
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    I play Rebel Yell the rock variety band I'm in. People dig it, and also we do it well. The guitar intro is a real attention getter.

    In the other band I'm in we play LA Woman, but based on Billy Idol's cover which has a great temp and drive.

    Rebel Yell isolated guitar(s) and space effect...

     
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    'nuff said...
     
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    When I was signed to Warners, my producer told me about a time he did a Billy Idol remix and Stevens showed up with the space gun. He made him put it back in the case and established a 'no space gun' rule for the session. :lol:

    - D
     
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    i agree. take it out behind the barn and shoot it.
     
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    I have the white 12” White Wedding vinyl, and it has part 1! (Sounds just like part 2.) The album has part 2 only.

    White Wedding wins!
     
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    Agreed.

    Between the two, "White Wedding", strictly b/c I think Steve Stevens playing is a lot stronger in that song.
     
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    One of the few 80’s artists I really like...
     
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    Both have killer Intros and Billy Idol
    just brings so much fun energy to a song.

    But I'm going with White Wedding with the 'Western Showdown' meets Surf chord progression.

    Love both!
     
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    Rebel Yell by a long shot for me.
     
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    Fixed it for ya, Torch. ;)

    I love both of those tracks, but if I was forced to choose I'd go with Rebel Yell, actually. It's one of my faves to sing, too.
     
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    Overall, I think I slightly prefer WW - although I think Billy's vocal on RY is better.

    Hard to watch the WW video without seeing a revved up Adam Ant in my mind's eye.
     
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