X. Photo: Frank Gargani
2017 is the 40th anniversary of the punk movement. 1977 marked the year that the world bore witness to the emergence of bands like The Germs, Fear, The Bags, The Screamers, The Weirdos and, of course, X. These bands were pivotal in establishing this movement’s music and ideas, founded on a do-it-yourself ethic, individuality and honesty. Ahead of X’s Sept. 8 40th Anniversary Tour stop at The Complex, Exene Cervenka reflects, “I think punk was a really important movement socially because it was about individuality, freedom of choice and expression.”
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Nearly 40 years ago, John Doe’s infamous band X hit the L.A. punk scene during a period that defined a pop-culture era. While London and New York saw the rise of rock stars from their respective scenes, L.A.’s own movers and shakers remained largely in the shadows—until now, on account of Doe’s new book, Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk. Filled with the rich personal histories from participants of the L.A. punk movement, Under The Big Black Sun shares L.A.’s history with the world.
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Richard X. Heyman
Richard X. Heyman = Bob Dylan + Paul Weller + Elvis Costello
X is full of folky, pop-rock uplifting songs that scream “Kumbaya!” Richard X. Heyman (The Doughboys) is very talented as he masterfully performs various instruments on his solo project. However, after I switched off the album, I had a hard time convincing myself that I had not spent 53 minutes listening to religious-inspired rock.
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