Ultimately Idol would sell out to whatever fad he thought would get him some exposure (remember his disasterous cyberpunk phase?). The band's other member of note, Tony James went on to form Sigue Sigue Sputnick, The Sisters of Mercy, and most recently teamed up with Mick Jones of The Clash in Carbon/Silicon.
In honor of what Mr. Idol once was today you get a threesome, two songs and a video. Enjoy.
Generation X -- Kiss Me Deadly