As I mentioned in the post last week on the Billy Idol bootleg “Rebel Waltz”, A few weeks back, Lunchbox records posted on Facebook that they got in a bunch of bootlegs from Duran Duran and Billy Idol. I will be honest, I don’t care about the Duran Duran bootlegs, but the Billy Idol peaked my interest. It was around 6:30pm on a Saturday night and I mentioned to my kids we should go to Lunchbox, but we didn’t go. We did go the next day on Sunday. We left a little after 12pm and arrived just before 1pm and they were closed (Duh Duh Duh – dramatic music insert).
We forgot to check if they would be open and with the virus going around, I wasn’t sure now if they would open at all. Lo and behold, they were going to open and that was going to be at 1pm which was in a couple minutes. We were the first ones in and those Billy Idol bootlegs were still there. Apparently, there are not of ton of crazies out there buying Billy Idol bootlegs…Who knew!!!
Unlike the last bootleg, this one was a little more advanced in its packaging. This time we actually get a picture on the album jacket on both the front and the back as opposed to a print out on a sheet of paper stuffed inside. I couldn’t find much information on the show as to which show it was at the Roxy in L.A. I know based on the track list it was in 1982 after the release of his self-titled debut album. There were 3 shows in L.A. at the Roxy. The first two were in August on the 11th and the 12th. The next was on November 13th. I couldn’t find a setlist at all so now way to match. But I am guessing one of these shows for sure. Continue reading “Billy Idol – ‘Rebel Calling’ (Live Bootleg) – Album Review (The Billy Idol Series)”