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Billy Idol: Billy Idol LP (1982)

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Billy Idol Album: Billy Idol Released: July 16, 1982 Recorded: 1981–1982 Genre: Rock, new wave Billy Idol is the self-titled debut studio album by English rock singer Billy Idol. It received positive reviews from music critics and was a commercial success.  The lead single, "Hot in the City," peaked at number twenty-three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.  The second release, "White Wedding," reached number three on the Mainstream Rock chart in 1983.

Wallpaper: Flaming Guitar

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 Desktop Wallpaper Flaming Guitar

Pop Up Video: Man On the Moon (1992)

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Man on the Moon Single by R.E.M. Album: Automatic for the People Released: November 21, 1992 Recorded: 1992 Genre: Alternative rock, country rock Songwriters: Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe The lyric to "Man on the Moon" was written by lead singer Michael Stipe, the music by drummer Bill Berry and guitarist Peter Buck. But like all their songs, authorship is credited to the whole band. The tune peaked at number 30 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 18 on the UK Singles Chart. It topped the music chart in Iceland. 

Wallpaper: Jazzman

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 Desktop Wallpaper Jazzman

Young Americans: New Musical Express' #175 of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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Young Americans Studio album: David Bowie Released: March 7, 1975 Recorded: August 1974 – January 1975 Genres: Blue-eyed soul, R&B, Philadelphia, soul, funk, rock In 2013, New Musical Express (NME) ranked Young Americans  number 175  in its list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The album was  number 333  in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.  Bowie's ninth studio album and the first in three years without his Ziggy Stardust personae, it marked a departure from glam rock. Bowie labeled the album's new sound " plastic soul; " his attempt at R & B .

Wallpaper: After Hours

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  Desktop Wallpaper After Hours

Billy Idol: Rebel Yell Album (1983)

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Rebel Yell Studio album: Billy Idol Released: November 10, 1983 Recorded: 1983 Studio: Electric Lady Studios New York City, New York Genre: Hard rock, new wave Rebel Yell, the second studio album by Billy Idol , was influenced by new wave music. Four singles were released from it: "Rebel Yell," "Eyes Without a Face," " Flesh for Fantasy ," and " Catch My Fall ." The LP peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 in the United States and was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipment of two million copies. 

Desktop Wallpaper: Microphone & Guitar on Amp

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Desktop Wallpaper Microphone & Guitar on Amp

Dire Straits: Sultans of Swing & Brothers in Arms

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Dire Straits Dire Straits Origin: Deptford, London, England Genres: Roots rock, blues rock, pub rock Years active: 1977–1988; 1991–1995 Founding members: Mark Knopfler: lead vocals and lead guitar David Knopfler: rhythm guitar and backing vocals John Illsley: bass guitar and backing vocals Pick Withers: drums and percussion Dire Straits formed in London by brothers Mark and David Knopfler along with John Illsley and Pick Withers in 1977. The name represented their financial condition in the early days. The band's demo only cost them $175 to make. Their record company was so impressed they got Spencer Davis Group bassist Muff Winwood - the brother of Steve - to produce their debut album.