X - "The New World"
X is a noted punk rock band, formed in Los Angeles in 1977. While they achieved only limited mainstream success, they were widely considered one of the most accessible and tuneful of Los Angeles' many punk bands. Their landmark 1980 record Los Angeles resonated so loudly with the artisans of the city it is named after, that the band received an Official Certificate of Recognition from the City of Los Angeles in acknowledgment of their important contributions to Los Angeles music and culture. They were hugely influential on various genres of music, including punk, hardcore, folk and protest music. Exene especially was known for her political activism. Original members were Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom, and DJ Bonebrake. After Zoom retired from the band, Dave Alvin, then Tony Gilkyson replaced him on guitar. Zoom reunited with X in 1998. The original line-up now tours not-so-sporadically. *The commentary is by "Corporations_Ate_My_Baby" the member posting on this YouTube page who can also be contacted at his political activism page - www.myspace.com/reregulation