King Rocker – Generation X (1979)


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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, King Rocker by Generation X. The record was released in 1979, on the Chrysalis record label and has been reworked into the silhouette of a King wearing a crown with an ear pierced with a punk safety pin.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of Billy Idol, punk rock, kings or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a black wooden box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: King Rocker
Media Artist/s: Generation X
Record Label: Chrysalis
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1970s
Genre: Punk Rock

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Generation X – The Artist/s

Generation X (later known as Gen X) were an English punk rock band from London in the late 1970s, primarily remembered today for being the musical starting point of the career of its frontman/vocalist, Billy Idol. Generation comprised of Billy Idol – vocalist/frontman, Lead Guitarist – Bob “Derwood” Andrews, John Towe – Drummer and Tony James – Bass Guitarist. Generation X stood out in the burgeoning milieu of punk-music bands for its combination of the raw raucous energy of punk-rock with a more commercially melodic sound and visual image in the tradition of earlier British pop music styles of the 1960s, drawing influences from bands such as The Who, The Kinks, The Small Faces, and The Beatles. It also produced songs that lyrically focused on the concerns of being an adolescent in West London in the late 1970s and, apart from playing a few gigs in support of Rock Against Racism, eschewed the societal commentary, cultural nihilism and radical politics of the punk movement, for which it drew some criticism from its peers, including John Lydon, the frontman-lyricist of the Sex Pistols.

King Rocker – The Song

‘King Rocker’ is a song by English Punk Rock Band Generation X. Written by Billy Idol and Tony James. It was a stand alone single and didn’t appear on any of their albums other than their Greatest Hits compilation.

King With Crown – The Shape

This record has been modelled into a bearded King wearing a crown with an ear pierced with a safety pin.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
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