Remastered Directly from the Original Master Tapes
Three decades after their inception, one thing is clear: not only was X one of the most influential bands to ever crash out of the punk movement of the late ‘70s, but the group’s music continues to be sonically groundbreaking today. Songs written during the band’s inception are as relevant and inventive now as they were in 1977. The fact is, no one sounds like X and no one ever will.
X’s early albums, Los Angeles (1980), Wild Gift (1981) and Under the Big Black Sun (1982), were all produced by Ray Manzarek of the Doors and explored dark love and an even darker L.A. with the unflinching eye of a Raymond Chandler novel. As they released each ensuing album, More Fun in the New World (1983) and Ain’t Love Grand (1985), the band continued to grow sonically and politically, fearlessly mixing genres without ever losing its center.
Out of print for the past eight years, X's debut release Los Angeles has been remastered directly from the original master tapes and paired with all original artwork. All elements of this re-issue have been overseen by the members of X themselves. Pressed on 180 gram vinyl, it is a state of the art version of one of punk's proudest moments!
"The quintessential L.A. punk band made the first great West Coast punk album with its debut. Los Angeles is best known for its city-defining anthem and the torrid “Johnny Hit and Run Paulene”; produced by Ray Manzarek of the Doors, it also shows that punk and classic rock can be occasional friends.” - Rolling Stone
X Los Angeles Track Listing:
1. Your Phones Off the Hook, But You're Not
2. Johnny Hit and Run Pauline
3. Soul Kitchen
6. Los Angeles
7. Sex and Dying in High Society
8. The Unheard Music
9. The World's a Mess It's in My Kiss