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X: The Unheard Music (1986)

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 ... See full summary »

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W.T. Morgan

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Cast

Credited cast:
John Doe ... Himself
Exene Cervenka ... Herself
Billy Zoom Billy Zoom ... Himself
D.J. Bonebrake D.J. Bonebrake ... Himself
Ray Manzarek ... Himself
Rodney Bingenheimer ... Himself
Brendan Mullen Brendan Mullen ... Himself
Frank Gargani Frank Gargani ... Johny
Alizabeth Foley Alizabeth Foley ... Pauline
Denise Zoom Denise Zoom ... Herself
Diana Bonebrake Diana Bonebrake ... Herself (as Dinky Bonebrake)
Bob Biggs Bob Biggs ... Himself
Al Bergamo Al Bergamo ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jello Biafra ... Himself
Christopher Blakely Christopher Blakely ... Himself
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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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Documentary | Music

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R
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Unheard Music See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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6-Track Stereo | Dolby

Color:

Color
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Quotes

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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Crazy Credits

"To The Lonesome & The Twosome & Whoever Still Has Ears For The Unheard Of..." See more »

Connections

Features The Flintstones (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Beyond & Back
Written by John Doe and Exene Cervenka
Performed by X
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What music
7 December 2019 | by moivieFanSee all my reviews

I wasn't quite sure what this documentary was about before I watched it. Which is Surprising because the title says what its about. I had never heard of X. I did not know what I was missing. I am glad I learned what I was missing by not having heard of X. The music in this documentary is wonderful. Its so good I have watched X The unheard music multiple times. And sometimes I even watched certain scenes over and over again because I enjoyed the music in that scene so much. I think X The unheard music is right up there with searching for Sugar man. Those two documentary's might be the only two music documentary's I have seen. At the very least they are at the top of my list of music documentaries. Anyway I thought I learned about a fascinating band in X the Unheard music. I am glad I watched it.


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