X came rocketing out of the Los Angeles punk scene in 1978, a quartet with a fierce punk-meets-rockabilly attack and a scathing view of the political malaise gripping the country. The band featured two lead singers, John Doe, a Baltimore folkie who wanted to play traditional music turned up to 11, and Exene Cervenka, a poet who had never been in a band before. Their vocal interplay featured slightly dissonant harmonies and lyrics that looked unflinchingly at the dark underbelly of the American dream, in lines that remain... More >>>