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Release date: 18 September 2001
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0081227437022 UPC: 081227437022
"LOS ANGELES (1980) X Review coming soon... "
"X were way too arty to fit in with the L.A. hardcore scene — married couple John Doe and Exene Cervenka sang about L.A. as a surreal nightmare full of psycho speed freaks and burned-out Hollywood directors, over Billy Zoom's junkshop rockabilly guitar. Their producer was the Doors' Ray Manzarek; they paid respects with a version of "Soul Kitchen" that would have scared Jim Morrison right out of town."
"X is a propulsive rock machine made up of two singer-poets, Exene Cervenka and John Doe, guitarist Billy Zoom and the classically trained drummer D.J. Bonebrake, who stomped into the world in 1980 with Los Angeles and are still going strong. From the first distorted chords of the album's opening song "Your Phone's Off the Hook, But You're Not," X's raw sonic script scrawls you a dark description of the City of Angels. Their debut album is a simple, unique punk formula: the deadpan-yet-melodic si"