Friday, April 27, 2012
Although I was aware of this band in the 1980s, I was not a fan. Never owned an album and didn't listen to most music in this style. But I often read about John Doe and Exene Cervenka, the two key members of this punk rock group, in Rolling Stone and other music magazines.
When I was traveling with a road show during that decade, I can recall often tuning in to some Saturday night punk/new wave music show. I didn't know what I was watching but it was mostly weird performance-wise and grating music-wise. But I watched it anyway because it was--well, shall I say--somewhat riveting. Kind of like a bad accident.
Late Saturday nights, usually after having driven for a few hours, in a strange motel in a strange town, watching this weird music show. I vaguely remember. It was kind of like live wrestling except it was punk rock music. X was probably one of the groups that often appeared on this show. Couldn't tell you now. Don't care too much.
A band called X just seemed like an appropriate band to talk about for the letter "X".