X is a popular Punk Rock band from Los Angeles which formed in 1977. Their first two albums, Los Angeles and Wild Gift, are consistently ranked among the greatest punk albums. They also played an important role in The Decline of Western Civilization.Unrelated to the Australian band X, the video game series, the CLAMP manga known in the States as X/1999.
Tropes that apply to X:
- Awesome McCool Name: Their drummer, DJ Bonebrake. Sure, rest of the band have cool-sounding stage names (Exene Cervenka, John Doe, and Billy Zoom), but DJ Bonebrake was in fact born with that name... Though technically he's Donald J. Bonebrake.
- Canon Discontinuity: The albums recorded following Billy Zoom's 1985 departure are largely ignored in their live shows nowadays. Exception: "Burning House of Love" from Ain't Love Grand.
- Conspiracy Theorist: Exene later in life. Dear lord, Exene.
- Cover Version: "Soul Kitchen and The Crystal Ship" (The Doors), "Wild Thing" (The Troggs), "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes" (Leadbelly), Breathless (Jerry Lee Lewis), Positively 4th Street (Bob Dylan), "Shoot Out The Lights" (Richard and Linda Thompson)
- Hardcore Punk: They were part of the Los Angeles hardcore scene in the late 70s and early 80s.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: John and Exene.
- One-Letter Name
- Punk Rock
- Rape as Drama: "Johnny Hit and Run Paulene"
- Vocal Tag Team: John and Exene.
- Working with the Ex: John and Exene, post-divorce. These days, they're Amicable Exes.