X Under The Big Black Sun

X Under The Big Black Sun

This is a must for every vintage punk lover – the real stuff. Under the Big Black Sun makes you think and want to jump into the slam pit at the same time.

X Under The Big Black SunLead singer Exene Crevenka, my favorite princess of poetry, cranks out the most amazing lyrics.?She is backed by Billy Zoom on rockabilly-like guitar, Dj Bonebrake pounding the drums and her then husband, John Doe, on bass.

John and Exene compliment one another well, always portraying alternative views that seem to blend together like their strangely harmonic voices. Their lyrical quality cannot be equaled in the ’80’s or early ’90’s.

This is undeniably my favorite album. The lyrics speak for themselves and Billy Zoom gives us the performance that only he can do; hard, clear, pure, fast rock guitar.

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“The Have Nots” portrays working class bar life. Exene encapsulates the emotions of having to live paycheck by paycheck when she says, “This is the game that moves as you play.”

“The Hungry Wolf” is good simply because it’s haunting guitar sticks in one’s mind like glue. “Because I Do” is a terrific song for women to get drunk to in the afternoon, mourning their marital strife.

I can repeat the lyrics like a mantra. “I’m not a fool, I’m just a bride.” This album is the golden needle in the punk haystack.