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X - Orginal Album Series (2011) 5CD Box Set

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X - Orginal Album Series (2011) 5CD Box Set

X - Orginal Album Series (2011) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.26 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 490 Mb | Scans included | 03:05:49
Punk Rock, L.A. Punk, American Underground, College Rock | Label: Rhino | # 8122 79762 7

UK-only five CD set containing a quintet of albums from the acclaimed Los Angeles punk band. Each album comes in a mini-LP sleeve with all housed in attractive slipcase. Includes the albums 'Los Angeles' (1980), 'Wild Gift' (1981), 'Under the Big Black Sun' (1982), 'More Fun in the New World' (1983), and 'Ain't Love Grande' (1985). Please note the last two albums in this set are currently unavailable in the US!

X were far from the first punk rock band in Los Angeles, and they weren't the first to achieve some level of nationwide recognition, but in a very real way, they were the ones who put the L.A. punk scene on the map. X were the first L.A. punk band to be taken seriously by the rock press on both coasts, and at a time when many wondered how punk could thrive in the land of all that was mellow, X played music that was as raw, passionate, and powerful as anything coming out of New York, London, or any other major city. X's melding of punk's speed and ferocity with the sounds of rockabilly, blues, country, and other roots music styles would prove to be wildly influential in the years that followed, as were the off-kilter harmonies of John Doe and Exene Cervenka. Their first two independently released albums were critical favorites and sold remarkably well by small label standards, helping establish Slash Records as a major independent label. And while they never enjoyed the commercial breakthrough that many believed was their due, X were massively popular in their home town and could successfully headline large outdoor venues like the Greek Theater, proving there was an audience for punk in the City of the Angels.

X was formed by bassist, vocalist, and songwriter John Doe (born John Nommensen Duchac), who moved to Los Angeles in 1976. Born and raised in Baltimore, where he'd played in a number of forgotten bar bands, Doe had discovered punk rock after hearing Patti Smith's Horses and was eager to form a band in his new home town. Through a newspaper ad, Doe met Billy Zoom (born Ty Kindell), a gifted guitarist originally from Savannah, IL who had been playing rockabilly, blues, and R&B in L.A. for years, and had backed Gene Vincent during the rockabilly icon's last shows. Like Doe, Zoom had discovered the Ramones and wanted to play music that was fast, loud, and honest, and they began jamming together. Shortly before meeting Zoom, Doe had met Exene Cervenka (aka Christine Cervenkova) who, like Doe, had recently arrived in Los Angeles (in her case from Tampa, FL) and was interested in poetry. Doe and Cervenka were attending the same poetry workshop, and bonded over their shared tastes in literature. Doe and Cervenka started dating, and when he read one of her pieces and thought it had the makings of a good song, he asked her permission to sing it in the band he was forming with Zoom. Cervenka said she'd prefer to sing it herself, and before long, she was rehearsing with Doe and Zoom, with her enthusiasm compensating for her lack of musical experience. Naming themselves X, the new band went through a handful of drummers after making their debut at a house party in 1977; their original drummer was a guy named Mick Basher, and reportedly, K.K. Barrett of the Screamers and Nicky Beat of the Weirdos sat in with them on occasion, but when Doe saw the Eyes performing at The Masque, L.A.'s first punk club, he saw their drummer was just what he and Zoom had been looking for: someone whose style was smart but simple, and who hit a big snare drum really hard. That drummer was D.J. Bonebrake, and he played his first gig with X in February 1978.

It didn't take long for X to make a name for themselves on the L.A. punk scene, and later the same year, the group recorded their first single, "Adult Books" b/w "We're Desperate," released by the seminal West Coast punk label Dangerhouse Records. The single sold well, and X's song "Los Angeles" appeared on the label's sampler LP Yes L.A., but the band was unhappy with Dangerhouse's business practices, and opted to record their first full-length album for Slash Records, an offshoot of the key L.A. punk ‘zine. X had also won a valuable ally in Ray Manzarek, former keyboard player with the Doors; Manzarek was impressed with X's bold music and literate songs, as well as their open admiration of his former group (they had taken to covering "Soul Kitchen" on-stage). Manzarek played keys at a few X gigs and offered to produce their first album. Recorded on a slim budget of $10,000, Los Angeles was released in April 1980, and immediately received rave reviews from punk fanzines and the big-league music press; it was an immediate success in the band's home town, and as word spread nationwide, the album sold over 50,000 copies, an impressive sum for an independent punk album. Along with steady touring, fans outside of California were seeing X thanks to the documentary The Decline of Western Civilization, which focused on the L.A. punk community and gave the group a healthy amount of admiring screen time. 1980 also marked the year Doe and Cervenka became man and wife, with their relationship informing the lyrics to many of their songs.

X's second album, Wild Gift, appeared in May 1981, a few months after the release of their single "White Girl." Also produced by Ray Manzarek, the critical reception for Wild Gift was just as enthusiastic as it was for Los Angeles; sales also matched those of the debut, and before long, X were not just L.A.'s most popular punk band, but one of the town's biggest bands period, and became the first unsigned rock band to headline L.A.'s Greek Theater. Major labels finally came calling, and X signed a deal with Elektra Records, who released Under the Big Black Sun in July 1982. Manzarek once again produced, and while the bigger recording budget resulted in a fuller sound, the group's approach was essentially the same, and while critics and fans were once again impressed with X's passionate music and street-level lyrics, radio still wasn't ready for them, and the album failed to sell significantly better than Los Angeles or Wild Gift, despite plenty of touring and occasional television appearances. The same fate befell 1983's More Fun in the New World, as the band continued to sit at the top of the heap in L.A. without making significant headway elsewhere.

In 1984, Doe, Cervenka, and Bonebrake released an album by their acoustic side project the Knitters, while X recorded a bombastic cover of the Troggs' "Wild Thing" which appeared on the soundtrack of the film Major League. The "Wild Thing" single was produced by Michael Wagener, who had worked with heavy metal bands such as Mötley Crüe and Dokken; Wagener returned to produce X's next album, 1984's Ain't Love Grand, and while one tune from the album, "Burning House of Love," earned steady MTV airplay, the album's more polished sound didn't favor the band, and both critics and fans were disappointed while radio programmers and mainstream audiences paid little attention. Disappointed with the band's failure to break through to a mass audience, Billy Zoom left X in 1985, and the divorce of Doe and Cervenka, who had wed in 1980, didn't help relations in the group. Dave Alvin, guitarist with the Blasters and a collaborator in the Knitters, was recruited to join the band, and while he was an ideal fit for X, by the time they completed the recording of 1987's See How We Are, he was offered a record deal as a solo act and opted to leave. Tony Gilkyson, formerly with Lone Justice, took part in the recording of See How We Are and became X's lead guitarist after the album was released. While the album was a strong piece of work, sales were disappointing, and after releasing Live at the Whisky A Go-Go in 1988, X quietly broke up.

After the band's breakup, Doe launched a solo career with the album Meet John Doe in 1990, and also pursued a career as an actor, appearing in a number of notable film and television projects. Exene Cervenka released her first solo LP, Old Wives' Tales, in 1989, and recorded both acoustic and rock music as a solo artist and with the bands the Original Sinners and Auntie Christ; Cervenka also wrote and published poetry, created visual art, and acted in the film Salvation, where she met actor Viggo Mortensen, whom she married in 1987 and divorced in 1997. Billy Zoom stayed out of the public eye, primarily working in his own shop fixing and modifying guitar amplifiers, while D.J. Bonebrake stayed busy working with a wide variety of musicians and playing with a pair of jazz combos, the Bonebrake Syncopators and Orchestra Superstring. In 1993, after the success of Nirvana's Nevermind had opened up radio to more adventurous sounds, X reunited with Tony Gilkyson on guitar and recorded the album Hey Zeus! Reaction to the album was polite but not enthusiastic, and after the release of 1995's Unclogged, a live album drawn from a series of acoustic shows, the group once again retired. In 1998, to the surprise of many, the classic X lineup of Doe, Cervenka, Zoom, and Bonebrake reunited for a handful of shows in Los Angeles. The reunion shows were rapturously received by both fans and critics, and the band has staged periodic reunion tours ever since. A late-2004 stand at the Los Angeles House of Blues resulted in the live CD and DVD Live in Los Angeles, and X continue to perform despite Cervenka's announcement in 2009 that she had been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

Mark Deming, Allmusic.com


X - Orginal Album Series (2011) 5CD Box Set

X - Orginal Album Series (2011) 5CD Box Set






X - Orginal Album Series (2011) 5CD Box Set

CD1: X - Los Angeles (1980)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 190 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 74 Mb | 00:27:49 | Scans included

By the late '70s, punk rock and hardcore were infiltrating the Los Angeles music scene. Such bands as Black Flag, the Germs, and, especially, X were the leaders of the pack, prompting an avalanche of copycat bands and eventually signing record contracts themselves. X's debut, Los Angeles, is considered by many to be one of punk's all-time finest recordings, and with good reason. Most punk bands used their musical inability to create their own style, but X actually consisted of some truly gifted musicians, including rockabilly guitarist Billy Zoom, bassist John Doe, and frontwoman Exene Cervenka, who, with Doe, penned poetic lyrics and perfected sweet yet biting vocal harmonies. Los Angeles is prime X, offering such all-time classics as the venomous "Your Phone's Off the Hook, but You're Not," a tale of date rape called "Johnny Hit and Run Paulene," and two of their best anthems (and enduring concert favorites), "Nausea" and the title track. While they were tagged as a punk rock act from the get-go (many felt that this eventually proved a hindrance), X are not easily categorized. Although they utilize elements of punk's frenzy and electricity, they also add country, ballads, and rockabilly to the mix.

Greg Prato, Allmusic.com

Tracklist:

01. Your Phone's off the Hook, But You're Not (2:26)
02. Johnny Hit and Run Pauline (2:51)
03. Soul Kitchen (2:25)
04. Nausea (3:40)
05. Sugarlight (2:29)
06. Los Angeles (2:25)
07. Sex and Dying in High Scoiety (2:15)
08. The Unheard Music (4:49)
09. The World's a Mess, It's in My Kiss (4:29)


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X - Orginal Album Series (2011) 5CD Box Set

CD2: X - Wild Gift (1981)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 229 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 90 Mb | 00:32:53 | Scans included

For X's second release, 1981's Wild Gift, the quartet followed the same path they had taken a year earlier on their debut, Los Angeles, creating another batch of timeless compositions that merged the energy of punk rock with other musical styles. Former Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek reprised his role as producer on what would turn out to be X's last independent release before signing to Elektra. Included are such eventual punk standards as "We're Desperate," the melodic hookfest "White Girl" (sampled years later by the Red Hot Chili Peppers in their song "Good Time Boys"), and "Beyond and Back." Other highlights include the '50s-prom feel of "Adult Books," the punk-pop composition "In This House That I Call Home," and the rapid "Back 2 the Base." While it may be a shade less exceptional than its predecessor, Wild Gift is nonetheless a classic effort.

Greg Prato, Allmusic.com

Tracklist:

01. The Once Over Twice (2:31)
02. We're Desperate (2:00)
03. Adult Books (3:19)
04. Universal Corner (4:33)
05. I'm Coming Over (1:15)
06. It's Who You Know (2:17)
07. In This Hosue That I Call Home (3:35)
08. Some Other Time (2:17)
09. White Girl (3:27)
10. Beyond and Back (2:49)
11. Back 2 the Base (1:33)
12. When Our Love Passed Out on the Couch (1:57)
13. Year 1 (1:18)


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X - Orginal Album Series (2011) 5CD Box Set

CD3: X - Under the Big Black Sun (1982)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 237 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 89 Mb | 00:34:15 | Scans included

X's first album issued on a major label, 1982's Under the Big Black Sun, is arguably their finest record. All 11 songs are exceptional, from both a performance and compositional point of view. Ray Manzarek's production is more akin to hard rock bands than their earlier punk works, but the songs still pack quite a punch. Before the recording of the album, singer Exene Cervenka's sister was killed by a drunk driver, and the band decided to work out their grief in the music, as evidenced by two of the album's best tracks: the melodic "Riding With Mary" and the vintage '50s sound of "Come Back to Me." The highlights don't stop there, however; also included are the Led Zeppelin-esque "The Hungry Wolf" (an early video favorite of MTV), the accelerating "Motel Room in My Bed," the rocker "Blue Spark," the spacious title track, and the album closer "The Have Nots." Again, Cervenka and John Doe supply some great vocal harmonies (perhaps the only punk band to ever do so), while Billy Zoom shows off great rockabilly chops throughout. Under the Big Black Sun is one of the quintessential rock records from the '80s.

Greg Prato, Allmusic.com

Tracklist:

01. The Hungry Wolf (3:48)
02. Motel Room In My Bed (2:42)
03. Riding With Mary (3:41)
04. Come Back To Me (3:46)
05. Under the Big Black Sun (3:28)
06. Because I Do (2:24)
07. Blue Spark (2:09)
08. Dancing With Tears In My Eyes (2:15)
09. Real Child Of Hell (3:01)
10. How I (Learned My Lesson) (2:16)
11. The Have Nots (4:45)


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X / Under the Big Black Sun

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DR8 -0.48 dB -9.86 dB 2:42 02-Motel Room In My Bed
DR8 -0.48 dB -10.52 dB 3:41 03-Riding With Mary
DR10 -0.48 dB -12.72 dB 3:46 04-Come Back To Me
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X - Orginal Album Series (2011) 5CD Box Set

CD4: X - More Fun in the New World (1983)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 297 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | 00:41:49 | Scans included

Coming off their 1982 masterpiece Under the Big Black Sun, X offered their follow-up More Fun in the New World one year later. While its predecessor won the band a slew of new fans, it didn't serve as the major breakthrough that it so deservedly should have. Rightfully, they didn't fool with their already winning formula; they issued another solid set of songs produced, again, by Ray Manzarek. The anthemic album opener "The New World" is still powerful years later, as is the absolutely beautiful ballad "I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts," which perfectly captures the paranoid feeling of Reagan's America in the '80s. X achieved new rough and rocking heights with the vicious "Devil Doll," "Painting the Town Blue," and "Make the Music Go Bang," while returning once again to their retro '50s roots with "Poor Girl." More Fun in the New World would prove to be Manzarek's final production credit with X, who would hook up with renowned heavy metal veteran Michael Wagener for their next release two years later, Ain't Love Grand!

Greg Prato, Allmusic.com

Tracklist:

01. The New World (3:27)
02. We're Having Much More Fun (3:09)
03. True Love, Pt. 1 (2:16)
04. Poor Girl (2:54)
05. Make the Music Go Bang (3:05)
06. Breathless (2:18)
07. I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts (4:15)
08. Devil Doll (3:08)
09. Painting the Town Blue (3:20)
10. Hot House (2:59)
11. Drunk in My Past (2:54)
12. I See Red (3:02)
13. True Love, Pt. 2 (5:02)


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X / More Fun in the New World

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foobar2000 1.2 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR7 -0.48 dB -8.99 dB 3:09 02-We're Having Much More Fun
DR7 -0.48 dB -9.40 dB 2:16 03-True Love, Pt. 1
DR8 -0.48 dB -9.55 dB 2:54 04-Poor Girl
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DR8 -0.48 dB -9.79 dB 3:02 12-I See Red
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Official DR value: DR8

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X - Orginal Album Series (2011) 5CD Box Set

CD5: X - Ain't Love Grand (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 335 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 126 Mb | 00:49:04 | Scans included

After several exceptional (but commercially underappreciated) classic albums, X decided to change their approach on the fifth album, 1985's Ain't Love Grand! The most noticeable difference is in the production. Renown heavy metal producer Michael Wagener came on board (his credits included Mötley Crüe, Dokken, and Great White), replacing longtime X ally Ray Manzarek. As usual, the songwriting and performances shine, but the raw sound of their earlier work is noticeably absent – instead of changing his approach for X, Wagener produced them as he would a metal band of the '80s, smoothing out the rough edges. Still, the band scored perhaps their biggest radio and MTV hit ever with "Burning House of Love," and they composed other highlights like "What's Wrong with Me" and "My Soul Cries Your Name" (plus a cover of Small Faces' "All or Nothing.") Ain't Love Grand! would also mark guitarist Billy Zoom's last album with X, retiring from the music biz entirely until a brief X reunion in the late '90s. Not exactly on par with the classics Under the Big Black Sun and More Fun in the New World, Ain't Love Grand! still manages to offer a few X standards.

Greg Prato, Allmusic.com

Tracklist:

01. Burning House of Love (3:56)
02. Love Shack (3:07)
03. My Soul Cries Your Name (3:39)
04. My Goodness (4:36)
05. Around My Heart (4:47)
06. What's Wrong with Me (3:45)
07. Watch the Sun Go Down (3:50)
08. I'll Stand Up for You (4:06)
09. Little Honey (3:46)
10. Supercharged (3:53)
11. Wild Thing (long version) (6:20)
12. I Will Dare (3:17)


Exact Audio Copy V1.1 from 23. June 2015

EAC extraction logfile from 3. August 2017, 16:04

X / Ain't Love Grand

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foobar2000 1.2 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR8 -0.48 dB -10.20 dB 3:07 02-Love Shack
DR7 -0.48 dB -9.49 dB 3:39 03-My Soul Cries Your Name
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DR9 -0.48 dB -12.07 dB 4:06 08-I'll Stand Up for You
DR7 -0.48 dB -9.89 dB 3:46 09-Little Honey
DR9 -0.48 dB -10.99 dB 3:53 10-Supercharged
DR9 -0.48 dB -11.23 dB 6:20 11-Wild Thing (long version)
DR11 -0.48 dB -12.81 dB 3:17 12-I Will Dare
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Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR8

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
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Bitrate: 916 kbps
Codec: FLAC
================================================================================




X - Orginal Album Series (2011) 5CD Box Set

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