The Only Live DVD from the Quintessential L.A. Punk Band! The musical history of Los Angeles can be divided into two distinct eras: "Before X" and "After X." X was one of the first U.S. punk bands, but by adding rockabill... more »y and country elements, they became a major influence on the Americana/alt-country movement of the last 15 years, not to mention subsequent waves of punk bands. X: Live In Los Angeles commemorates the 25th anniversary of the band?s landmark debut album, Los Angeles. With this DVD, the original lineup comes together once again to celebrate this milestone with a killer 21-song set of fan favorites. Track Listing
"This is exactly how a concert DVD should be done. Tons of cudos to the editors and director of "X Live in Los Angeles". Thank you for just showing this amazing live performace, of one of Los Angeles greatests bands. Not .5 seconds rapid fire editing that would make someone sick to their stomach, just simple edits that emphises the music. When Billy Zoom does a solo the camera is actually on......Billy Zoom. Now to the performance. Basically, X still has it, in spades. The song selection is good, John Doe sounds as great as ever and the band is smoking. I have seen X do faster paced sets in my day but this one is very good. Although the DVD is excellent, the best way to experience this show is to get as many people as you can into your living room, turn the heater onto around 100 degrees and blast this sucker. Now we're living."
Old punks still rule...
PSM/Bokor | United States | 11/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I must admit I was hesitant to purchase this DVD. A classic punk band performing twenty plus years later, what could one expect? Apparently, one can expect a hell of a lot. These guys and gal can still tear their songs apart.
It's well filmed; there isn't that MTV, rapid editing that can cause seizures. The audio is excellent; you can actually understand the lyrics. It's well mixed. It's far superior to a lot of live performance DVD's currently released by some bands. X released a product that is worthy of ones money.
If you like X; you'll love this DVD. If you just appreciate a good rock/punk concert, you won't be disappointed."
That Billy Zoom Smile ;)
hairy back guy | Southern California | 08/13/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It is an excellent experience to watch this DVD after all these years of being an X fan. It was also very cool to watch this right after a repeated viewing of the DVD X--The Unheard Music (1985). X still has every ounce of energy and connection it had back then. The only reason I gave it four stars is that John Doe's Bass is overshadowed in the mix. But having said that, it is a DVD I will treasure for years to come."
Couldn't be better
E. H. Lose | 08/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have a thing against purchasing live DVDs. After all, how many times do you want to sit and watch a gig that you probably weren't even there for in the first place?
But as a dedicated X fan, I couldn't resist checking this out, and I'm thrilled that I did. This is the band in top-notch form.
It's encouraging that people who weren't around L.A. during X's heyday are finally clueing in to how historically important they were, and still are. And this DVD proves they're still as vital and viable as ever.
Do yourself a favor. If you've wandered to this page, there must be a reason. Don't leave without purchasing this DVD. You'll be glad you did, whether you're a diehard fan like myself, or a fan of music who is simply curious. All hail X, and may they continue to make music together for years to come."
Worth Every Penny
N. Poulos | Irvine, CA United States | 05/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is unbelievable! If you are a fan of punk rock, you have to own this DVD. They play all of their classic songs and the bonus footage is amazing. I think my favorite part is when they play "White Girl." X has been around for a long time and this is their first live concert DVD, so it makes it even more awesome. And the liner notes by Flea of The Red Hot Chili Peppers are really cool too. Definitely buy this DVD! It's worth every penny!"