X Los Angeles

 

X The band defined my early college years. Seeing this band live was always an unknown, whether playing at the Whiskey a Go-Go on the Hollywood Strip or at the Olympic with 20 other punk bands. You never could predict what would happen. Kids dressed in Levis and steel toed engineer boots all jacked up on Black Beauties and Colt 45. Fights in the pit common (Beach Punks vs. Hollywood Punks) or the cops would show up with billy clubs swinging. Mayham.

Bands like the Circle Jerks, Black Flag were super violent scenes, where the music was just background for beating the crap out of anyone who was in the way.  X could play punk rock with a unique vocal melody between Jon Doe and Exene, Billy zoom smiling posed guitar stance, and DJ Bonebrake pounding drums. This sound made punks look up and listen. Los Angles by X is still one of my favorites even 30 odd years later. Listen. You will be hooked.

“Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time:  Los Angeles by X ranks #286”

X – Los Angeles with John Doe (lead vocals, bass), Exene Cervenka (lead vocals), Billy Zoom (guitar), DJ Bonebrake (drums,/percussion). Producer – Ray Manzerek of The Doors.
 
Tracks
1. YOUR PHONE’S OFF THE HOOK, BUT YOU’RE NOT
2. JOHNNY HIT AND RUN PAULENE
3. SOUL KITCHEN
4. NAUSEA
5. SUGARLIGHT
6. LOS ANGELES
7. SEX AND DYING IN HIGH SOCIETY
8. THE UNHEARD MUSIC
9. THE WORLD’S A MESS; IT’S IN MY KISS
 
Enjoy DB
 

 

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2 thoughts on “X Los Angeles

  1. you hate my older sister and burglarized her home
    your dirty invitation waits run over on my street
    i don’t care who you don’t like
    you don’t have to answer me you don’t have to answer me
    you don’t have to call me back
    your phones off the hook, but you’re not

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