Monday, March 14, 2005

At first I thought it was even more pathetic than Motley Crue's Simple Plan cover, but Billy Idol's "Scream" really does put Dim Mak retro-cock in its place. None of those posers would have the audacity to demand you climb up their lemon tree twice in one verse. They'd never rip off "Rebel Yell" so shamelessly - despite having less to be ashamed of! This is also more memorable than anything Ian Astbury has recorded in years.

have a slice of my lemon pie
one more will get you high
you want to know, you want to see
how much you can squeeze
you are the one, you are a tease
you love my demon seed
you know just what I mean
climb up my lemon tree

Billy turns 50 in November.

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