TS: Punk bands formed in 1977 named "X": X of Sydney, AU vs. X of LA, CA, US

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Los Angeles 15
Sydney 8

augh (Control Z), Monday, 19 September 2016 10:11 (two years ago) Permalink

Sorry if this has already been done. ...At the moment the Sydney, AU X have an unfair advantage with me due to their newness to my ears. They were excellent. No vote yet.

augh (Control Z), Monday, 19 September 2016 10:11 (two years ago) Permalink

the Japanese one with the wigs and guitar solos

punksishippies, Monday, 19 September 2016 12:44 (two years ago) Permalink

Dream machine,
John and Exene,
Smear campaign,
And a SWAT team!

flappy bird, Monday, 19 September 2016 18:12 (two years ago) Permalink

Oh, you guys.

augh (Control Z), Monday, 19 September 2016 21:49 (two years ago) Permalink

The LA band has a deeper, longer catalog but the Aussies "Aspirations" is possibly better than "Los Angeles".

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Tuesday, 20 September 2016 02:01 (two years ago) Permalink


augh (Control Z), Tuesday, 20 September 2016 06:15 (two years ago) Permalink

Control Pee

hunangarage, Tuesday, 20 September 2016 06:23 (two years ago) Permalink

Same old ILM.

augh (Control Z), Tuesday, 20 September 2016 06:26 (two years ago) Permalink

i had never heard the aussie x until i saw this thread. thx

dynamicinterface, Tuesday, 20 September 2016 22:13 (two years ago) Permalink

Only song I've heard by the Aussie band is this one...


...but its a good one.

rhymes with "blondie blast" (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 20 September 2016 22:23 (two years ago) Permalink


augh (Control Z), Wednesday, 21 September 2016 01:28 (two years ago) Permalink


augh (Control Z), Wednesday, 21 September 2016 01:33 (two years ago) Permalink

Is the correct title of the album "Aspirations" or "X-Aspirations"?

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Wednesday, 21 September 2016 15:20 (two years ago) Permalink

X-Aspirations. I took it as a play on "exasperations."

augh (Control Z), Wednesday, 21 September 2016 16:43 (two years ago) Permalink

present is the track that got me the most hype but the whole first album is so good. can't believe i had never even heard of these guys before.

dynamicinterface, Thursday, 22 September 2016 00:10 (two years ago) Permalink

I only discovered them a few weeks ago myself, though I had heard of them distantly before. (I could be imagining this, but there might even have been a joke about "hipster music nerds" involving them -- something like "X? I assume you mean the band from Sydney. They were much better than the American X," sniffily.) "Present" stuck in my head instantly and has returned intermittently ever since. "GOT A PRESENT IT'S A PRESENT FOR YOU! IT'S IN A GARBAGE BAG!," etc. And I like the mid-'80s stuff too, particularly the track I posted, "Halfway Round the World," though it's not nearly as rough.

augh (Control Z), Thursday, 22 September 2016 02:03 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Saturday, 30 December 2017 00:01 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Voted X.

shackling the masses with plastic-wrapped snack picks (sic), Saturday, 30 December 2017 01:09 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Sunday, 31 December 2017 00:01 (eleven months ago) Permalink

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