2/13/2019

FAT POSSUM & X RELEASE REMASTERED 'LOS ANGELES' ALBUM FEBRUARY 22ND / FIRST OF FOUR CLASSIC REISSUES THAT INCLUDE 'WILD GIFT' (3/22) 'UNDER THE BIG BLACK SUN' & 'MORE FUN IN THE NEW WORLD' (4/12)

FAT POSSUM RECORDS AND X RELEASE REMASTERED 'LOS ANGELES' ALBUM FEBRUARY 22ND
 
'LOS ANGELES' IS THE FIRST RELEASE OF FOUR REMASTERED X ALBUMS THAT INCLUDE:
'WILD GIFT' (3/22)
'UNDER THE BIG BLACK SUN' (4/12)
'MORE FUN IN THE NEW WORLD' (4/12)
 
AVAILABLE ON VINYL, CD & ALL DIGITAL PLATFORMS
 
PRE-ORDER ALL FOUR ALBUMS ON VINYL AND RECEIVE A FREE 7" OF THE BAND'S DEBUT RELEASE;
'ADULT BOOKS' / 'WE'RE DESPERATE'
 

Photo: Frank Gargani (1979)
 
Fat Possum Records continue their collaboration with the legendary X, and are reissuing four classic albums; 'Los Angeles' (1980), 'Wild Gift' (1981), 'Under The Big Black Sun' (1982), and 'More Fun In The New World' (1983).. Remastered at Chicago Mastering by Jason Ward, release dates are as follows:
 
 
Los Angeles (February 22nd)
1. Your Phone's Off the Hook, But You're Not
2. Johnny Hit and Run Paulene 
3. Soul Kitchen 
4. Nausea 
5. Sugarlight 
6. Los Angeles 
7. Sex and Dying in High Society 
8. The Unheard Music 
9. The World's a Mess, It's In My Kiss 
 
 
Wild Gift (March 22nd)
1. The Once Over Twice 
2. We're Desperate 
3. Adult Books 
4. Universal Corner 
5. I'm Coming Over 
6. It's Who You Know 
7. In This House That I Call Home 
8. Some Other Time 
9. White Girl 
10. Beyond and Back 
11. Back 2 the Base 
12. When Our Love Passed Out On the Couch 
13. Year 1 
 
 
Under the Big Black Sun (April 12th)
1. The Hungry Wolf 
2. Motel Room In My Bed 
3. Riding With Mary 
4. Come Back To Me 
5. Under the Big Black Sun 
6. Because I Do 
7. Blue Spark 
8. Dancing with Tears In My Eyes 
9. Real Child of Hell 
10. How I (Learned My Lesson) 
11. The Have Nots 
 
 
More Fun in the New World (April 12th)
1. The New World 
2. We're Having Much More Fun 
3. True Love 
4. Poor Girl 
5. Make the Music Go Bang 
6. Breathless 
7. I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts
8. Devil Doll 
9. Painting the Town Blue 
10. Hot House 
11. Drunk In My Past 
12. I See Red 
13. True Love Pt. #2 
 
Formed in 1977, X quickly established themselves as one of the best bands in the first wave of LA's flourishing punk scene;  becoming legendary leaders of a punk generation. Featuring vocalist Exene Cervenka, vocalist/bassist John Doe, guitarist Billy Zoom, and drummer DJ Bonebrake, their debut 45 was released on the seminal Dangerhouse label in 1978, followed by seven studio albums released from 1980-1993. X’s first two studio albums, Los Angeles and Wild Gift are ranked by Rolling Stone among the top 500 greatest albums of all time. Over the years, the band has released several critically acclaimed albums, topped the musical charts with regularity and performed their iconic hits on top television shows such as Letterman and American Bandstand. In 2017, the band celebrated their 40thanniversary in music with a Grammy Museum exhibit opening, a Proclamation from the City of Los Angeles and being honored at a Los Angeles Dodgers game, where Exene threw out the first pitch and John Doe sang the National Anthem. The band continues to tour with the original line-up.
 

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