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X - Under The Big Black Sun (LP) - Vinyl Record LP

X - Under The Big Black Sun (LP)

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X's amazing 3rd album. 2010 Porterhouse remastered reissue, approved by the band! Remastered and approved by the band, with replica packaging on 180-gram vinyl.

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X's first album issued on a major label, 1982's Under the Big Black Sun, is arguably their finest record. All 11 songs are exceptional, from both a performance and compositional point of view. Ray Manzarek's production is more akin to hard rock bands than their earlier punk works, but the songs still pack quite a punch. Before the recording of the album, singer Exene Cervenka's sister was killed by a drunk driver, and the band decided to work out their grief in the music, as evidenced by two of the album's best tracks: the melodic "Riding With Mary" and the vintage '50s sound of "Come Back to Me." The highlights don't stop there, however; also included are the Led Zeppelin-esque "The Hungry Wolf" (an early video favorite of MTV), the accelerating "Motel Room in My Bed," the rocker "Blue Spark," the spacious title track, and the album closer "The Have Nots." Again, Cervenka and John Doe supply some great vocal harmonies (perhaps the only punk band to ever do so), while Billy Zoom shows off great rockabilly chops throughout. Under the Big Black Sun is one of the quintessential rock records from the '80s.

-All Music

Tracklist

A1 The Hungry Wolf 3:48
A2 Motel Room In My Bed 2:42
A3 Riding With Mary 3:41
A4 Come Back To Me 3:46
A5 Under The Big Black Sun 3:28
B1 Because I Do 2:24
B2 Blue Spark 2:09
B3 Dancing With Tears In My Eyes 2:15
B4 Real Child Of Hell 3:01
B5 How I (Learned My Lesson) 2:16
B6 The Have Nots 4:58

Original Release Year: 1982

Label: Porterhouse

Catalog #: PHR-2007

Format: 12" Vinyl LP

Vinyl Color: Black

Condition: New

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