X - Live in Los Angeles 2004 !
X - Live in Los Angeles
Filmed Live at the House Of Blues, LA, november 26 & 27 2004.
# Studio: Shout Factory
# DVD Release Date: May 10, 2005
# Run Time: 67 minutes
# Actors: D.J. Bonebrake, Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom
# Directors: Amber Cordero
X: Live In Los Angeles (the Only Live DVD from the quintessential L.A. Punk Band) commemorates the 25th anniversary of the band's landmark debut album, Los Angeles.
With this DVD, the original lineup comes together once again to celebrate this milestone with a killer 21-song set of fan favorites.
01. Your Phone's Off The Hook, But You're Not
02. In This House That I Call Home
03. We're Desperate
04. Beyond & Back
05. White Girl
06. The Unheard Music
07. Los Angeles
08. True Love
09. I'm Coming Over
10. Blue Spark
11. The New World
13. Johny Hit And Run Paulene
14. Motel Room In My Bed
16. Because I Do
17. Devil Doll
18. The Hungry Wolf
19. Year 1
20. The World's A Mess, It's In My Kiss
21. Soul Kitchen
X is still a great live band. A quarter century after that cracked onto the LA scene, essentially defining punk in that town, they still rock the old way -- simple back beat, gut-kicking rockabilly guitar and vocals that ride the wave of music directly.
This pair of releases -- a CD and DVD of a no-frills, straight-up rock show in November of last year -- delivers the X goods.
X poses a series of dilemmas for rock history buffs or historians. It is a band that both defied and defined an era, and the mystery is that they didn't either (a) blow up the way Talking Heads did, transcending its origins, or (b) explode into nothingness so we could either forget about them or romanticize their absence. X was an original, authentic punk band in a glitzy, unpunky town.
Their punk rock credibility was undeniable -- strong, angry lyrics over a direct guitar attack that did not trade in bullshit. Then, when they went beyond punk, it was not to become more accessible in the manner of, say, Elvis Costello or David Byrne, but to embrace the older roots of their punk sound: rockabilly or folk.
Though their fronts were John Doe and Exene, the once-married singers, the image of the group for many fans was the pompadoured guitarist, Billy Zoom -- a guy who visually as well as musically bridged the musical divide of the band.(Read the rest of the review by Will Layman)
not fogetting the official X to visit...
specs: Video: 720x480 XViD.
Audio: 192 kbps Mp3.
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