September 19, 2019 – 5:03 am


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Minneapolis 2019 [no label, 1CD]

Rock The Garden. Live at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; June 29, 2019 (broadcast July 20, 2019). Very good audio (ripped from HDTV webcast).

Rock acts don’t come much more resilient than legendary Los Angeles punk band X. “What a beautiful park and a beautiful city,” singer Exene Cervenka raved a few songs into her band’s impressively hard-throttling 50-minute set, not complaining once about the weather. She and her 60s-aged bandmates tore such riotous staples as “White Girl” and “Hungry Wolf” but also coolly slowed down for the doo-woppy “Come Back to Me.” In the latter, cancer-surviving guitarist Billy Zoom delivered a lengthy sax solo with his guitar pick stuck to his forehead - the sweat helping him make sure he didn’t lose it. - startribune.com

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Thanks to indykid for sharing the HDTV webcast at Dime.

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Track 01. Beyond and Back 2:55
Track 02. In This House That I Call Home 3:40
Track 03. Because I Do 2:21
Track 04. Sugarlight 2:30
Track 05. Breathless (Jerry Lee Lewis cover) 2:29
Track 06. White Girl 4:20
Track 07. Come Back to Me 4:47
Track 08. True Love 2:46
Track 09. Poor Girl 2:58
Track 10. Year One 1:41
Track 11. The Hungry Wolf (with drum solo) 4:39
Track 12. Los Angeles 2:26
Track 13. Your Phone’s Off the Hook, But You’re Not 2:36
Track 14. Nausea 3:48
Track 15. Johnny Hit & Run Pauline 3:18
Track 16. Motel Room in My Bed 2:20
Track 17. Soul Kitchen (The Doors cover) 2:49
53 mins

Exene Cervenka - vocals
John Doe - bass, vocals
Billy Zoom - guitar
DJ Bonebrake - drums

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  1. 18 Responses to “X - MINNEAPOLIS 2019”

  2. Who the fuck is this bozo? Jesus H Christ. Big O where do you find these losers

    By Smashmouth on Sep 19, 2019

  3. thanks bigO! what a great find!

    By dr.babyhead on Sep 19, 2019

  4. I’m not impressed with what they did to Jerry Lee’s “Breathless.” But I’m sure this an audience for this kind of thing, and I commend Bigo for making it available.

    By Mark on Sep 19, 2019

  5. Y ?

    By dropkicksarge on Sep 19, 2019

  6. Thanks much and will definitely download this! X were the giants of LA punk!

    By Tony Pizza on Sep 19, 2019

  7. Thanks for this. X is a classic.

    By Steven on Sep 19, 2019

  8. Rumor has it this is a band of Big Uns

    By U L E on Sep 19, 2019

  9. And a lady who prefers Big Uns

    By U L E on Sep 19, 2019

  10. Someone who hasn’t even heard of singer, artist, poet Exene Cervenka and her legendary punk band ‘X’ doesn’t like music (even if you don’t like punk you should have heard of her they are that important in terms of Californian punk) and is probably in the wrong place.

    By swappers on Sep 19, 2019

  11. YEEAAAAHHHH!!!!!!!

    By Happy Camper on Sep 19, 2019

  12. I last saw X two years ago, September, 2017. Awesome show, one of the best, and I’ve seen them many times since their early days.

    Question: anyone know where I can get a copy of “X! Live In Latin America” that they released in 2018 via a Kickstarter campaign?

    By Simon Peter on Sep 19, 2019

  13. I played the Hollywood Bowl with Robert Plant
    “Well here it was, the famed Hollywood Bowl with its history of spellbinding performances. For me, the first time to be playing it (neither Yardbirds nor Led Zeppelin had appeared here). The venue itself has quite a charm and is truly iconic and during this tour we were only to play this one show in LA. Imagine our dismay when we launched into a spirited version of Wanton Song to look to the audience and see the front row is empty, going back quite a distance. The missing persons managed to appear around the beginning of Ramble On. Yes, you’ve probably guessed it, LA: golden ticket, side of stage, champagne tents… unknown to me, we were now a commodity being sold on what I think of as a corporate ticket!”

    By Jimmy Page on Sep 19, 2019

  14. Just recently found this website and wondering if the groupies are who they say they are. I was one of the founding members of the plaster casters

    By Jizz Fizz on Sep 19, 2019

  15. Super hot! Thanks Big O!!

    By oneL on Sep 19, 2019

  16. I’ve never heard of her.

    Perhaps I am in the wrong place…

    By Brian Griffin on Sep 20, 2019

  17. [Not you Brian!]


    By swappers on Sep 20, 2019

  18. Très bonne surprise!
    Merci Big O pour m’avoir fait connaître ce groupe.

    By Bernard (France) on Sep 20, 2019

  19. I love X, but this set really is mostly by the numbers, both in performance and limited setlist. Good, but they’re capable of so much more.

    By Happy Camper on Sep 25, 2019

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