Southern California roots-punk legends X are set to re-release their 1986 concert film “The Unheard Music” — which they’ve been screening at shows recently prior to playing their Los Angeles album in full — this December on both DVD and, for the first time, Blu-ray in special “Silver Anniversary” editions stocked with extras.
Due Dec. 13, the special edition release of “The Unheard Music” will feature the film in HD for the first time, with a new film transfer and a 5.1 Surround mix. Extras include a “25th anniversary dialogue” with band members John Doe and Exene Cervenka, behind the scenes footage from 1983 and an outtake of a live performance of “Some Other Time.”
The band — Doe, Cervenka, Billy Zoom and D.J. Bonebrake — have been showing the film prior to their Los Angeles concerts; that tour resumes with a run of year-end dates in Arizona, Nevada and (mostly) California this December (see full dates here).
Below, check out the original theatrical trailer and a clip of “White Girl” from the film.
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- X extends ‘Los Angeles’ 30th anniversary tour with West Coast dates in December
- X to play 1980′s ‘Los Angeles,’ screen ‘The Unheard Music’ on 10-date fall tour
- X sets 7-date tour of California this June
- X to play ‘Los Angeles’ on December tour, will be joined by Ray Manzarek
- X to release Christmas single, play California concerts in late December
- X letting fans help pick setlists on ‘Total Request Live’ tour
Without a doubt one of the best rockumentary’s ever produced. Even if you don’t know or like X, this is an amazing flick. See this NOW.
this is and always will be one of my favorite bands ever. i have seen them at least 15 times in and around la and sf. in sf, they played at the broadway (80’s), and my band gnostic butterflies, opened for them. they are a great bunch of people. i have everything they did.