Thursday, January 17, 2019

It’s been 30-plus years: Original X lineup hits the studio

Exene Cervenka performs with X in 2013 in Redmond, WA. (Cat Rose photo)

X marks the spot in a Los Angeles recording studio.

The original lineup of Exene Cervenka, John Doe, DJ Bonebrake and Billy Zoom recently gathered in a studio for the first time since “Ain’t Love Grand” in 1985 to put some new tunes to tape (do they still say that?), according to a Variety article.

“It was great fun being in the studio recording,” Cervenka said in the article. “I’m so happy and excited that we did it, because it’s something I’ve personally wanted for a long time, and I know our followers, our friends and our family all do too. It just got started because the time was right.”

X recorded the five songs with producer Rob Schnapf.

After Zoom recorded with the band from 1978-85, Tony Gilkyson manned the guitar on 1987’s “See How We Are” (along with Dave Alvin) and 1993’s “hey Zeus!”

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