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Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Billy Idol - Eyes Without A Face

'Eyes Without a Face' is a song by Billy Idol, co-written with guitarist Steve Stevens from Idol's 1983 album Rebel Yell. The song is softer and more ballad-like than most of the album's other singles.

Released on May 29, 1984, this was the second single from the Rebel Yell album. It was very successful and reached a high of number 4 on the Billboard Charts, becoming Idol's first Top 10 hit in the U.S. The single also made it to number 18 on the UK Singles Chart.

The song is notable for the female voice of Perri Lister that sings 'Les yeux sans visage' (French for 'eyes without a face') as a background chorus.

The title of the song refers to French director Georges Franju's movie 'Les yeux sans visage'.

The video was directed by David Mallet and begins with a close-up of Idol's sneering face, interspersed with three unidentifiable ('faceless') female singers. During the song's bridge, the scene changes to Steve Stevens soloing on guitar and Idol in familiar punk poses while dancing in a flaming hexagon surrounded by hooded acolytes. The imagery of the video contrasts with the relative softness of the song and its lyrics of longing.

Reportedly filmed in a marathon 30-hour session, the video was released in June 1984 and subsequently nominated for MTV Video Music Awards for "Best Editing" and "Best Cinematography". The video's extensive filming near fog machines, lighting, and fire sources nearly fused Idol's contact lenses. At the conclusion of filming, Idol attempted to leave, and promptly passed out on the studio lawn from exhaustion. Initially mistaken for a vagrant, a police officer who roused Idol was alarmed at his reddened eyes. The officer immediately brought Idol to a local hospital, where doctors were able to coax out the lenses, saving his vision.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Michael,

    I'm sorry to have to tell you this, but there's a hicup in the song 'Eyes...' @ 35 seconds. But a good choice, I like this song very much.