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03-29-2009, 06:25 AM
A legendary LA punk band... here's what I wrote on their album Los Angeles somewhere else:

"Though not as ferocious or hard-hitting as the hardcore punk movement that would follow a year or two later, X's Los Angeles features something that maybe some punk bands do not recall: great songwriting. John Doe and Exene Cervenka make quite the songwriting team, with each other's voice and instruments coalescing in songs. The album has an immaculate flow and makes for a smooth late night listen to one of the darkest punk records there is. My favourite cut of this masterpiece is "Johnny Hit & Run Paulene" which tells the story of date rapist. Very creepy stuff.

It's a shame that this band only have a somewhat small cult following as this is definitely in the upper ranks of the often infested genre of 'punk'. Though to call this album merely a punk record would be an insult."

03-29-2009, 11:18 AM

03-29-2009, 11:26 AM
All I know about them is that their singer was that chick who signed to Nitro Records for a while. I don't feel like trying to remember how to spell it. Yeah, I've heard that they're legendary, but I haven't heard them, and I only personally know of one person who listens to them.

03-29-2009, 11:47 AM
I've got their whole discography. And Exene (or Christine) is Czech, so she is from my neighboring country.