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X: The Unheard Music (1986)

 -  Documentary | Music  -  March 1986 (USA)
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This film is a documentary about the personalities in, and the music of, the early 1980's Los Angeles punk band X. There are studio and live performances by the band and interviews with band members; all nicely interspersed with footage of area DJs, record stores, old TV shows and commercials. Written by Fred Goodridge

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Billy Zoom: I have read a review of the Ramones in some trade paper, I think it was Rolling Stones or something like that, and they trashed them, said they were awful, the guy really hated them, he said they were dumb, they played these... He said all their songs were too fast, too short, only had three chords, no guitar solos, the lyrics were dumb, and it just all sounded like real positive things to me.
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"To The Lonesome & The Twosome & Whoever Still Has Ears For The Unheard Of..." See more »

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Year One
Written by John Doe and Exene Cervenka
Performed by X.
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I own this video and have seen it a few times...I love X...they're one of the best live bands I've ever seen. That said, this is a video about a band that should have become extremely famous and wealthy, but didn't. They came at a bad time when punk was big, but not big in a way that anyone really made any money from it (before Green Day). But there aren't many documentaries about "unheard" bands, and not many about people as talented as the members of X.


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