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Friday, October 29, 2010

X - Los Angeles

Released : April 1980
Recorded : January 1980, Golden Sound Studios, Hollywood, CA
Genre : Punk rock
Length : 28:05
Label : Slash
Producer : Ray Manzarek

Los Angeles is the debut album of the American punk rock band X, released on April 26, 1980. Produced by ex-Doors keyboard player Ray Manzarek, it includes a cover of the 1967 Doors song "Soul Kitchen".

In 1989, it was ranked #24 on Rolling Stone's list The 100 Greatest Albums of the 80s. In 2003, the album was ranked number 286 on the magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The title track is included in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.
It was re-released by Rhino Records in 2001 with five bonus tracks. The title song is also available as downloadable content for the video game Rock Band, however, the use of the word "nigger" in the song was censored.


1. Your Phone's Off The Hook, But You're Not
2. Johnny Hit And Run Paulene
3. Soul Kitchen
4. Nausea
5. Sugarlight
6. Los Angeles
7. Sex And Dying In High Society
Synthesizer - Ray Manzarek
8. The Unheard Music
9. The World's A Mess; It's In My Kiss