Music Minute: Eye’s Without a Face (1983)

From Billy Idol’s album Rebel Yell, this is a complete standout track!  On an album where angst is a major theme, this ballad brings a softer side we don’t often see from the platinum blonde rocker.

Cowritten by guitarist  Steve Stevens, this was actually Idol’s first single to crack Billboards top 10 in the US.   Beautifully recorded with siren-like back up vocals repeating “Les yeux sans visage” in the most alluring and hypnotic way.   The title of the song actually refers to French director Georges Franju‘s movie ‘Les yeux sans visage‘ (1960).

The Eye.

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