“…a vivid collage of sound, image and style […] that match the X band’s music: fast, dense, provocative, uncompromising.” – Richard Harrington, Washington Post
The iconic L.A. band X changed the face of punk music with their vibrant, original style. We see the band at its peak in this legendary film, which took five years to make. As vital today as the day it was released twenty-five years ago, X: THE UNHEARD MUSIC, preserved by the Sundance Collection as a “seminal independent film,” provides an indelible record of underground America in the Age of Reagan. This innovative and unconventional film puts us inside the world of X using a striking, visionary style reflecting the uncompromising passion and raw energy of their music. Includes seventeen X classics from their critically hailed first four albums: “Los Angeles,” “Wild Gift,” “Under the Big Black Sun” and “More Fun in the New World.”
X: The Unheard Music takes long, detailed, and often funny look at the LA music scene of the late 70s and 80s and focuses on the group X that critics had singled out as the leader of the underground pack. The Unheard Music is a documentary that combines live footage of the band and interviews with the four members (as well as their friends and families) with surreal music videos and montages of newsreel footage and vintage television commercials which help to illustrate X’s uphill struggle against the music industry. Their story rings true even today. Bonus interviews and more.
Legendary punk band X play Under The Big Black Sun at the Paradise Nightclub, Boston MA on May 26, 2009. Watch video below:
“Voices” available now on Alice in Chains’ album ‘The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here,’ download on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/BuyAIC
Official music video for Alice in Chains “Voices” directed by Roboshobo, produced by Jason Colon, Brian Turner and Colin Wyatt.
Scottish band Primal Scream performing in Southampton on 29 November 2006. Photo: Phil Guest
Primal Scream are a Scottish alternative rock band originally formed in 1982 in Glasgow by Bobby Gillespie (vocals) and Jim Beattie. The current lineup consists of Gillespie, Andrew Innes (guitar), Martin Duffy (keyboards), Simone Butler (bass) and Darrin Mooney (drums). Barrie Cadogan has toured and recorded with the band since 2006 as a replacement after the departure of guitarist Robert “Throb” Young.
The band performed throughout 1982-1984, but their career did not take off until Gillespie left his position as drummer of The Jesus and Mary Chain. The band were a key part of the mid-1980s indie pop scene, but eventually moved away from their more jangly sound, taking on more psychedelic and then garage rock influences, before incorporating a dance music element to their sound. Their 1991 album Screamadelica broke the band into the mainstream. Their latest album More Light was released on 13 May 2013.
Published on Dec 3, 2013
Music video by Primal Scream performing Goodbye Johnny. 2013 SCRM Ltd under exclusive licence to Ignition Records Ltd. A First International release.