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Classic & Current Contemporary Non-Schlock-Rock Metropolitan Music

Los Angeles (1980) - X

Cover to X - Los Angeles« X

When this album first came out, I heard a lot about it but could not get my hands on a copy. It wasn't until Wild Gift showed up at WFDD that I got a chance to seriously get into X. I finally got my copy of Los Angeles when it came out on CD compiled with Wild Gift. So I think of all the missed opportunities of playing these great songs on the radio, it bums me out.

At the time I got this CD, I was living in a little house by myself in what was a quiet neighborhood before I moved in. I used to play this CD so loud, you could hear it all the way at the top of the street. And my house was about 10 houses down.

The house was near the coliseum and whenever the Grateful Dead played, the neighborhood was taken over by Deadheads. So I entertained them by blasting X for them as they moseyed their way up the street to the coliseum.

One next door neighbor's house was very close to mine. When we got to be friends a few months after I moved in, they said they didn't mind my music being so loud because most of the time I played good stuff. It was an interesting neighborhood. An older couple lived across the street and I remember the man was really seriously into Elvis and Elvis collectibles.

Another time I remember, shortly after I got married, Hubby and I heard some popping noises out front. Hubby went to the door and saw these two guys shooting at each other, hiding behind cars. Then our friend Jim, who lived two houses up, came out into his yard and yelled at those guys with the guns, "Hey, could you keep it down a little bit?" Jim must not have realized these were real guns! But the shooters did go away after Jim told them to.

-- 2 October 2005 (DD)

Los Angeles Original Album Tracks

Download X - Los Angeles on iTunes
  1. Your Phone's off the Hook, But You're Not
  2. Johnny Hit and Run Pauline
  3. Soul Kitchen
  4. Nausea
  5. Sugarlight
  6. Los Angeles
  7. Sex and Dying in High Scoiety
  8. The Unheard Music
  9. The World's a Mess, It's in My Kiss

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