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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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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

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Color
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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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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References I Dream of Jeannie (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Weather to Worry
Written by Alex Gibson and Fredrick Nilsen
Performed by The BPeople
Courtesy of The BPeople and Boiling Point Music
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Documentary with lots of music of L.A. punk rock band "X"
20 November 2010 | by ronryanlaw-1See all my reviews

It has been said that X was to Los Angeles what the Ramones were to New York. But X was far more brilliant. Their musicianship was superior and their songs were clever and intelligent in a fun way. When you mix super-coolness with excellence you really have something special. Otherwise stated, what happens when you mix punk rock with true musical and artistic genius? One of the biggest travesties of fate in music, was the fact that they did not become commonly known nationwide and did not have the opportunity to sell out the larger arenas. There is still time for many more to be introduced to them by obtaining their albums and having the opportunity to see them perform live. Their first two studio albums, Los Angeles and Wild Gift, were ranked by Rolling Stone magazine as being among the 500 greatest albums of all time, and 1981's Wild Gift was named "Record of the Year" by Rolling Stone, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and Village Voice.


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