“You have to love the song. I wouldn’t play it if I didn’t love it–the money’s not that good. X is the songs.”Exene Cervenka

First wave punk pioneers X, formed in Los Angeles, CA in 1977 are known as the band that put the L.A. punk scene on the map. Together with Billy Zoom (guitar), D.J. Bonebrake (drums) and bassist/vocalist/songwriter John Doe, vocalist/songwriter Exene Cervenka recorded and released a succession of wildly influential and seminal albums, including Los Angeles (1980), Wild Gift (1981), Under The Big Black Sun (1982), More Fun In The New World (1985) and Ain’t Love Grand (1985), that set the band apart from all others. Exene and Doe’s frenzied punk anthems such as “Los Angeles”, “Devil Doll”, “The Have Nots”, “The Hungry Wolf”, “The New World” and “The Once Over Twice” are fueled by a passionate songwriter-sophistication with a range of influences spanning rockabilly, country, folk and ‘60’s garage rock that colored their themes of dark love, the darker L.A. underground and the political rebellion of the times.