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X: The Unheard Music1985

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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."

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"...a vivid collage of sound, image and style […] that match the band's music: fast, dense, provocative, uncompromising." - Richard Harrington, Washington Post


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Amazing rock history in this visual feast, linking the 60s vibe of the Doors and Ray Manzarek and the breakthrough of John Doe and Exene in the 80s...

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Amazing rock history in this visual feast, linking the 60s vibe of the Doors and Ray Manzarek and the breakthrough of John Doe and Exene in the 80s...

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Growing up in LA in the 1980s, I played bass in an X cover band, and this film brought it all back. Love that vocal blend between John Doe and Exene. And Billy Zoom is the coolest cat who every picked up a guitar.

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I am so glad to have seen X: The Unheard Music! I missed their show in Portland.Or. I did however see The Knitters and John Doe's solo show. After all these years I still have a crush on Excene!

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clever footage of a great band. who the fuck where point blank and where are they now?

Exene, John, D.J., and Billy - it's X! What else do you need to know?

Loved this. One of my all time favorite bands.

The Best!

Fun snippet of time in the LA punk scene-the "real" Hollywood of the 80's

Fuckin' awesome-- what an amazing band!!!!