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Formed: 1977 in Los Angeles, CA
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Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Tony Gilkyson, Billy Zoom, D.J. Bonebrake
Biography: X were far from the first punk rock band in Los Angeles, and they weren't the first to achieve some level of nationwide recognition, but in a very real way, they were the ones who put the L.A. punk scene on the map. X were the first L.A. punk band to be taken seriously by the rock press on both coasts, ...Read full biography
Under the Big Black Sun
Released: 1982
Label: Elektra
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X's first album issued on a major label, 1982's Under the Big Black Sun, is arguably their finest record. All 11 songs are exceptional, from both a performance and compositional point of view. Ray Manzarek's ...Read full review
Wild Gift
Released: 1981
Label: Rhino
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For X's second release, 1981's Wild Gift, the quartet followed the same path they had taken a year earlier on their debut, Los Angeles, creating another batch of timeless compositions that merged the energy ...Read full review