X (USA punk band)

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From Los Angeles, CA.

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X is an American punk rock band, formed in Los Angeles in 1977. Established among the first wave of American punk, the original members are vocalist Exene Cervenka, vocalist/bassist John Doe, guitarist Billy Zoom and drummer D. J. Bonebrake. The band released seven studio albums from 1980 to 1993. After a period of inactivity during the mid to late 1990s, X reunited in the early 2000s, and currently tours.

X achieved limited mainstream success but influenced various genres of music, including punk rock and folk rock. In 2003, X's first two studio albums, Los Angeles and Wild Gift, were ranked by Rolling Stone as being among the 500 greatest albums of all time. Los Angeles was ranked 91st on Pitchfork's Top 100 Albums of the 1980s. The band received an Official Certificate of Recognition from the City of Los Angeles in acknowledgment of its contribution to Los Angeles music and culture.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1980 Los Angeles X 4
1981 Wild Gift X 4
1982 Under the Big Black Sun X 3
1983 More Fun in the New World X 4
1985 Ain’t Love Grand X 3
1987 See How We Are X 5 3
1988 Los Angeles / Wild Gift X 1
1993 Hey Zeus! X 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Beyond and Back: The X Anthology X 1
2004 The Best: Make the Music Go Bang! X 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Live at the Whisky A Go-Go on the Fabulous Sunset Strip X 2
1996 Unclogged X 1
2005 Live in Los Angeles X 1
1981-01-10: Club 88, Los Angeles, CA, USA (Early Show) X 1
1981-01-10: Club 88, Los Angeles, CA, USA (Late Show) X 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1978 Adult Books X 1
1980 White Girl X 1
1982 Blue Spark X 1
1984 Wild Thing X 1
1987 Elektra Caravan ’87 The Call / X / 10,000 Maniacs 1

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