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X: The Unheard Music (1986)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | March 1986 (USA)
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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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


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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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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Angel City Media,Angel City See more »
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Sound Mix:

6-Track Stereo | Dolby


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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 »


References The Shining (1980) See more »


The Unheard Music
Written by John Doe and Exene Cervenka
Performed by X
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A great film about rock's greatest band
28 September 2000 | by theehtSee all my reviews

A rock film, interspersing interviews and performances of X. Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom, DJ Bonebrake, 4 incredibly talented, extremely charismatic people who formed a rock band in LA that should have been the biggest band in the world. They're definitely the greatest. This film, one of the greatest rock movies ever made, is extremely well shot, but after its over you long for MORE.It doesn't capture the excitement of seeing X live, but if you're a fan, you'll love it. SEE also: Urgh!a Music War(l981).

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