“…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:
X (the band) – Under the Big Black Sun
X LosAngeles (1980) FULL ALBUM
X: The Unheard Music [Trailer]
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