Los Angeles – X (1980)

Los Angeles is the debut studio album by American rock band X, released on April 26, 1980 by Slash Records. Produced by ex-Doors keyboard player Ray Manzarek, it includes a cover of the 1967 Doors song ‘Soul Kitchen‘. It placed at No. 16 for the year in The Village Voice Pazz & Jop Critics Poll. In 2003, the album was ranked No. 286 on Rolling Stones list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. In 1988, Slash issued Los Angeles and Wild Gift jointly on a single CD. It was reissued by Rhino Records in 2001 with five bonus tracks. Los Angeles was reviewed very positively from its first release. Ken Tucker wrote in Rolling Stone that it ‘is a powerful, upsetting work that concludes with a confrontation of the band’s own rampaging bitterness and confusion.’ Robert Christgau wrote that their outlook and songs ‘make a smart argument for a desperately stupid scene.’ AllMusic‘s retrospective review concluded that the album ‘is considered by many to be one of punk’s all-time finest recordings, and with good reason.’ For the year of its release, it was placed at No. 16 on the Christgau organized Village Voice Pazz & Jop Critics Poll. …”
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YouTube: Los Angeles (Live)
YouTube: X – Los Angeles (Full Album) 8 videos


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