Billy Idol ‎– Heroin (LTD Edition US Promo 2 X 12″)

Billy does dance via a Lou Reed cover and I love it. From 1993 and here in no less than 9 mixes. The original is the go to one mixing up the beats and guitars accompanying the husky voice of Idol and mixed (again) by Robin Hancock. The Overlords provide an industrial dance edge, keeping the vocals and making it suitably dark. The other mixes are by Jerry Garcia and the late  Guido Osorio range from Industrial-lite, Acid Rave, Accapella and House (Don’t Touch The Needle Mix with a funky flute riff) “Smack Attack” is the pick of the bunch with acid bleeps and added samples.


Chrysalis ‎– VV 24826billy

A1 Heroin (V.R. Heroin) 6:17
A2 Heroin (Original Mix) 6:59
A3 Heroin (Needle Park Mix) 5:12
B1 Heroin (Overlords Mix) 7:20
B2 Heroin (Nosebleed Mix) 8:04
C1 Heroin (Durga Trance Dub) 5:10
C2 Heroin (Durga Death Dub) 5:10
D1 Heroin (Don’t Touch That Needle Mix) 5:10
D2 Heroin (Smack Attack) 7:15

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