Item #1026 Trouble with the Sweet Stuff; Handwritten Manuscript Lyrics. Billy Idol.

Trouble with the Sweet Stuff; Handwritten Manuscript Lyrics

n.p. c1989-1990. 3 pages of manuscript lyrics written in Idol’s hand with pencil on lined and ruled yellow paper, 8.25” x11”. Some stains (blood?), smudges, vertical and horizontal fold lines, else very good. No corrections, but there are a number of differences between this manuscript and the final studio version, i.e. the first stanza, order and many other examples—certainly an early working draft. Beautiful custom morocco chemise slip case. Ex-Julien’s, donated by Idol for a charity auction. Very good. Item #1026

“Trouble with the Sweet Stuff” appeared on Idol’s critically acclaimed fourth studio album Charmed Life. The album presents a more mature and developed musician, with sophisticated, edgy, thought-provoking and confessional lyrics. Parke Peterbaugh, writing a review for Rolling Stone, states: “The album is as viscerally exciting and driven as Rebel Yell but is pulled to greater depths by the countervailing forces within the singer.”

“I was just a baby boy when they told me, God love me, that’s enough”.

Price: $5,000.00

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