Eluded to this show we saw last Friday, but we've been a little too preoccupied with hockey the last couple months. Actually, John Doe acknowledged the Stanley Cup Finals (which started a day later), and was jokingly thankful it didn't start the same night of the show.
Incredible! Absolutely incredible punk rawkin times. As I said, Jess called it the best non-GBV show she'd ever seen. I'd have to think long and hard about that...but it may not be too far off.
The entire original line-up...Exene, John Doe, Billy Zoom, and DJ Bonebrake in all their glory. I literally got goose bumps.
The lights had come on at the end of the show, and they graciously came back for a second encore as half the people in attendance were already filing out of the Rex.
Seems like more often than not, when going to one of these reunion-type tours, the band appears to be going through the motions (Gang of Four at Mr. Small's rings a bell). But these guys were having a lot of fun (well...Billy Zoom always looks like he's having fun). Just an observation that seemed refreshing.
Pretty decent crowd on hand, but dammit I wish the Rex would advertise their shows a bit better.
Pix are tough to come by at the Rex...it's a rather dark place, and we started the night fairly far back from the stage. But as the night progressed, we made our way a bit closer and snapped off a few...
A few more here
by the end of the night, it was time to clog some arteries with a Yinzer from Southside Steaks. Highly recommended.
And I swear...this was not a lame ass attempt to be cool, but a simple wardrobe malfunction on my part to start the night. Exhausting Stanley Cup preps really got the best of me this week...
Here's some X video from the 1981 documentary The Decline of Western Civilization, doing "We're Desperate"...
Here's a classic, perhaps the 1st X tune I remember air-bassing to as a kid...
(left click to play; right click to download)
:: X - Los Angeles ::