Dedicated to the incredible punk band X and it's associated members.
Established among the first wave of American punk, the original members are vocalist Exene Cervenka, vocalist/bassist John Doe, guitarist Billy Zoom, and drummer DJ Bonebrake. Noted for their unique style, raw power, and their blend of punk, rockabilly and blues.
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Exene wove around with her two-tone hair hanging over her eyes and her arms and legs sticking out of her little black dress like the limbs of a doll that had been thrown around too much. John Doe’s face looked even whiter against his black hair as he twisted it into expressions of torture and ecstasy, baring his teeth or pouting like James Dean. Billy Zoom’s platinum ice devil smile never left his lips as he played his guitar at crotch level. - Baby Bebop by Francesca Lia Block
X - Adult Books / We’re Desperate 7” clear vinyl test presses
"Here’s an item that regularly shows up on want lists, despite there being only four known copies (three in collectors’ hands and one with a band member). Pictured below are two of them. The one at top belonged to DJ Rodney Bigemheimer (of Rodney on the ROQ fame.) Dangerhouse Records, 1978. Scanned by Ben Shupe. The one at bottom is from the collection of David Redding, who says:
I handed this sleeve to John for the first autograph and told him what record the sleeve was for and recall him asking, “Where did you get it?”. So I proceeded to get the other signatures just before each bandmember vanished into the night. Ten minutes after the concert, I realized that I had a fully autographed Adult Books test press. Autographs are as follows: top-left John Doe, top-right Billy Zoom, bottom-right DJ Bonebrake, and bottom-left Exene Cervenka.”
Exene Cervenka in Salvation! Have You Said Your Prayers Today?
The entirety of the X documentary “The Unheard Music” is available in super high def on YouTube for your auditory pleasure
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