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Name : Billy Idol - Eyes Without A Face (lyrics)
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3rd track from "Rebel Yell" (1983). The title refers to a '60s horror movie about a doctor who kidnaps young women and surgically removes their faces in an attempt to restore the face of his daughter, who lost hers in an car accident.
(It's no cheesy horror move though, as RottenTomatoes gives it a rare 98% rating.)
True story. After Billy shot the video for this song, he discovered his contact lenses had fused to his eyeballs. He was taken to a hospital where the lenses were removed, his eyes bandaged for 3 days, and his scraped corneas grew back. O.O
P.S. - I couldn't decide if the opening lyric contained the word "dream" or "break." And since break made slightly more sense to me, I went with it.
Released on May 29, 1984, this was the second single from the Rebel Yell album. It reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Idol's first Top 10 hit in the USA.
In the liner notes for the Expanded Edition of Rebel Yell, Idol notes that this song was one of the first three written for the album (the other two being the title track and "(Do Not) Stand In The Shadows.") The original track was recorded in Studio A at Electric Lady Studios in New York, with a Linn drum machine and the bass parts played by Steve Webster.
The song is notable for the female voice of Perri Lister (who appeared in the banned video for "Hot in the City") 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 (1960).
In a retrospective review of the single, Allmusic journalist Donald A. Guarisco praised the song. He wrote: "The music plays against the dark tone of the lyrics with a ballad-styled melody comprised of yearning verses that slowly build emotion and a quietly wrenching chorus that relieves the emotional tension in a cathartic manner."
"Eyes Without a Face" was written by Billy Idol and Steve Stevens and produced by Keith Forsey. Credits on the song include:
Vocals - Billy Idol
Guitars - Steve Stevens
Bass - Sal Cuevas
Drums - Thommy Price
Keyboards - Judi Dozier
Background vocals - Perri Lister
Engineered by Dave Wittman
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