X in Los Angeles … 33 years from when it started. 30 years from their debut album,“Los Angeles”, X played the House of Blues to a packed house. Many of who roamed these same streets without worries of a self-imposed curfew 30 years ago. Was this a period of reflection or a chance to see one of America’s greatest rock bands? Both.
X started off the evening by showing their 1985 documentary “The Unheard Music” in it’s entirety, which chapped the hides of some of the concert goers who more than likely had an early start the next day. X came on around 11pm and played, in entirety, their debut album “Los Angeles” front to back. Stellar! The band sounded as fresh and angry as they did back then. From “Los Angeles” to the classic “The Unheard Music” they simply rocked. John and Exene sounded great while DJ Bonebrake kept it all together and guitarist Billy Zoom was well… as usual cool.
After playing Los Angeles, the band went on to play a blistering set including “In this House I Call Home, We’re Desperate, White Girl and Hungry Wolf. John and Exene also shared the stage for a mini-acoustic set of “See How We Are” which is still a relevant portrayal of American life after 23 years.
X Live : Beyond And Back
This was a night worth the wait and a reminder of how important this band is to American Rock and Rock and Roll in general. If you have a chance to see them as they tour this year and next, do. You will not be disappointed.
X Live: Motel Room In My Bed
Great show in Hollywood Thursday night (12.16.2010)! TBB contributors Ramon Montoya and Bruce Birch of Pub 1917 captured the evening with these great shots. Enjoy!
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