Punk icons X celebrated today’s 40th anniversary of their landmark debut Los Angeles by surprise-releasing Alphabetland, the band’s first album in 27 years and the first recorded by its original lineup — Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom and D.J. Bonebrake — in 35 years. Hear the album right here.
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This is a round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. Since we missed last week’s round-up, a few that just came out last Friday, too. Includes new/reissued releases from X, U2, Wire Train and more.
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.
X are extending the 30th anniversary celebration of their debut ‘Los Angeles’ — which began with a run of West Coast dates last Christmas — with a new 10-date December leg that follows the band’s previously announced fall tour, which will feature a performance of the 1980 album front-to-back each night.
After marking the 30th anniversary of their debut ‘Los Angeles’ with a run of West Coast dates last Christmas, roots-punk legends X will reprise that show — featuring a screening of ‘X: The Unheard Music’ and a performance of the 1980 album front-to-back — on a 10-date tour this fall.
The original lineup of Los Angeles roots-punk legends X will — John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom and D.J. Bonebrake — will mount a seven-date tour up and down the California coast this June that the group has dubbed the ‘Boardwalk Beach Party.’
X will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its debut ‘Los Angeles’ by performing the album in its entirety during a run of Christmas dates along the West Coast — including a pair of special San Francisco shows featuring the record’s producer, Ray Manzarek of The Doors.