X - Wild Gift 2001 Reissue !
X - Wild Gift
Slash 1981 / Rhino / Wea 2001 Remastered Issue CD
01. The Once Over Twice
02. We're Desperate
03. Adult Books
04. Universal Corner
05. I'm Coming Over
06. It's Who You Know
07. In This House That I Call Home
08. Some Other Time
09. White Girl
10. Beyond and Back
11. Back 2 the Base
12. When Our Love Passed Out on the Couch
13. Year 1
14. Beyond and Back
15. Blue Spark
16. We're Desperate
17. Back 2 the Base
18. Heater - X, Doe, John
19. White Girl
20. The Once Over Twice
Though a small handful of its 13 songs predate Los Angeles, X's second album represents a giant leap forward for the band.
Wild Gift stands as one of the 1980s' most fully realized rock & roll LPs. John Doe and Exene Cervenka bring altogether more personal and biting lyrics to the mic, making for riveting, curiosity-promoting performances. ("If I wrote a song like 'White Girl,'" Doe tells critic Kristine McKenna in this remaster's liner notes, "there was an unspoken pact that this may happen, but I love you more.")
From the metallic riff of "It's Who You Know" to the surf-wise lines of "In This House That I Call Home," guitarist Billy Zoom is given freer rein, while drummer D.J. Bonebrake fuses the Ramones and Beefheart to enduring effect on "We're Desperate" (improved from an early single version by a slight lyric change). And "Back 2 the Base" and "Year 1" stand out as two of the most complex statements about punk's icon-smashing impulses ever.
The 45-rpm take of "We're Desperate" is included here, along with six other bonus tracks. Shut up and smoke. (Rickey Wright)
For X's second release, 1981's Wild Gift, the quartet followed the same path they had taken a year earlier on their debut, Los Angeles, creating another batch of timeless compositions that merged the energy of punk rock with other musical styles.
Former Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek reprised his role as producer on what would turn out to be X's last independent release before signing to Elektra.
Included are such eventual punk standards as "We're Desperate," the melodic hookfest "White Girl" (sampled years later by the Red Hot Chili Peppers in their song "Good Time Boys"), and "Beyond and Back" (which would serve as a title for their 1997 two-CD anthology).
Other highlights include the '50s-prom feel of "Adult Books," the punk-pop composition "In This House That I Call Home," and the rapid "Back 2 the Base." While it may be a shade less exceptional than its predecessor, Wild Gift is nonetheless a classic effort. (Greg Prato at AllMusic)
This a a solid and biting collection of some of the Best punk ever recorded!
Arguably the best of the genre and rock that stands the test of time! (Biting at Amazon)
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