Sunday, February 5, 2012

Weekend Punk Pick: X

A full decade before Social Distortion hit upon the same idea, Los Angeles greaser punks X were already bringing the high speed white trash. While X boasted the wonted punk sense of very, very mordant humor, they bent their sarcasm in service of addressing some pretty serious topics such as rape on "Johnny Hit and Run Pauline." Or sometimes they were just off on a lark, like my personal favorite, "Your Phone's Off the Hook (But You're Not)."

1 comment:

Ryan Page said...

As Survivalist said "Now you're speaking my language".

I fucking love this band way too much. I wish more punk bands had the ability to write like X. For me, they come across in a much more exciting and relatable way than nearly all of the supposedly political bands.