Thursday, June 22

Los Angeles - X (1980)


"By the late '70s, punk rock and hardcore were infiltrating the Los Angeles music scene. Such bands as Black Flag, the Germs, and, especially, X were the leaders of the pack, prompting an avalanche of copycat bands and eventually signing record contracts themselves. X's debut, Los Angeles, is considered by many to be one of punk's all-time finest recordings, and with good reason. Most punk bands used their musical inability to create their own style, but X actually consisted of some truly gifted musicians, including rockabilly guitarist Billy Zoom, bassist John Doe, and frontwoman Exene Cervenka, who, with Doe, penned poetic lyrics and perfected sweet yet biting vocal harmonies. ... Although they utilize elements of punk's frenzy and electricity, they also add country, ballads, and rockabilly to the mix."
allmusic
W - Los Angeles
amazon, iTumes
YouTube: Los Angeles (music video - Live), Your Phone's Off The Hook - Live 1980 Rare!
YouTube: Los Angeles (Full Album) 32:04

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