While everyone is social distancing, closing ranks and donning masks while they shop, life can seem somewhat surreal to the senses. Yet, through all of the chaos, one thing is constant, music brings us together. Now, on the 40th Anniversary of the landmark, Los Angeles, and 35 years since the original band have released an album – X, one of the greatest Punk Rock bands in music history, releases Alphabetland. The original foursome - Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom, and DJ Bonebrake continues to embody the same spirit they did when they began in 1977.
Alphabetland is an impressively revved-up take on the sound that X made on their first two albums. At just over 30 minutes long, its 11 hit-and-run songs are as driving, poetic and accomplished as anything X has ever done.