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Wild Gift

Wild Gift
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Description: Though a small handful of its 13 songs predate Los Angeles, X's second album represents a giant leap forward for the band. Wild Gift stands as one of the 1980s' most fully realized rock & roll LPs. John Doe and Exene Cervenka bring altogether more personal and biting lyrics to the mic, making for riveting, curiosity-promoting performances. ("If I wrote a song like 'White Girl,'" Doe tells critic Kristine McKenna in this remaster's liner notes, "there was an unspoken pact that this may happen, but I love you more.") From the metallic riff of "It's Who You Know" to the surf-wise lines of "In ... (more)
Manufacturer: Rhino / Wea
Release date: 18 September 2001
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0081227437121 UPC: 081227437121
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MightyQuinn added this to a list 10 months, 3 weeks ago
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JxSxPx added this to a list 1 year, 1 month ago
500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die! (500 music items)

"On the Los Angeles punk band’s seedy second album, junk-store poets Exene Cervenka and John Doe mine their relationship for perfect deadpan melodrama, set to a ’65 Rolling Stones backbeat. Marital stress has never sounded so romantic. Standout track: “Beyond and Back”"


ToonHead2102 added this to a list 1 year, 1 month ago
2,000 Albums to Listen to Before Death... (2000 music items)

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