X, giants of the L.A. punk-rock scene, celebrate the 30th anniversary of their legendary album Los Angeles by playing it in its entirety during a run of Christmas dates on the West Coast — including 2 special San Francisco shows featuring the record’s producer, Ray Manzarek of The Doors.
Playlist for Los Angeles at MixPod.com
Thanks to RakyMaky for all the X songs on YouTube
Your Phone's Off the Hook, but You're Not
Johnny Hit and Run Paulene
Sex and Dying in High Society
The Unheard Music
The World's a Mess; It's in My Kiss
I'm Coming Over
Cyrano de Berger's Back
X-mas With X
X’s original lineup — John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom and D.J. Bonebrake — are scheduled to play nine shows in total, beginning Dec. 15 in Hollywood, Calif., and running through Jan. 1 in Portland, Ore.; Manzarek will join the band onstage for the first time in 30 years at concerts on Dec. 28 and 29 at Slim’s in San Francisco.
In addition to a track-by-track performance of Los Angeles, each show also will feature a screening of "X: The Unheard Music,” the 1986 film about the band that mixed documentary footage with live performances filmed between 1980 and 1985.