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More Fun in the New World

XAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • ASIN: B000005IRQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #73,061 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The New World
2. We're Having Much More Fun
3. True Love
4. Poor Girl
5. Make The Music Go Bang
6. Breathless
7. I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts
8. Devil Doll
9. Painting The Town Blue
10. Hot House
11. Drunk In My Past
12. I See Red
13. True Love Pt. #2

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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best rock album sides of all time. May 28, 2002
Format:Audio CD
X was one of the tragically overlooked American bands of the 1980s who made excellent, vital music while the hair bands ruled the airwaves. But nobody made a better album than this in the 1980s. The first side of the LP (yes, I'm dating myself) from "The New World" to "I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts" is spectacular. And side two is very good as well but not mind-blowing like side one. Years later this remix puts the punch back into the recording. And best of all this album still sounds fresh in 2002.
This is the last of the great albums from the original X lineup, and my favorite. "Los Angeles", "Wild Gift", "Under the Big Black Sun" and this one showed the band always growing and branching out from their punk roots. Following this the band lost its way with a lame attempt at sounding radio friendly ("Ain't Love Grand") and partially redeemed themselves with "See How We Are" which was spotty but had moments of brilliance.
X was never easy to pigeonhole and this album showcases everything that was good about the band: great songwriting, a sense of humor, unique harmonies, smart lyrics, amazing guitar work (Billy Zoom was awesome) and a true rock 'n' roll attitude.
If you haven't experienced X there's not a better place to start than right here.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The last masterpiece from the formative punk gods October 24, 2004
Format:Audio CD
X had a pitch perfect four album run in the early 80's - Los Angeles, Wild Gift, Under the Big Black Sun, and then More Fun in The New World were gifts to the music world. They're punk/ beat/ rockability explosions that each took a different foray into the ethos and assertion of rock at its most furious. More Fun had moments of great politics, like "The New World," the fist-pumping opener sung from the persona of a drunk who can't get booze on election day. But it also groped at painful emotions made only more painful in their constructions - "The Hot House" sings of romantic malaise under an ironically bounceable beat, and "I See Red" may be the loudest I-caught-you-cheating song ever recorded. John Doe and Exene Cervenka always had a slithering chemistry in their voices and writing that made them thrilling cohorts, and More Fun marked the last time the band had a creative vision. After this record, they made an unsettling couple of studio-friendly record, but this album proved this was the period where they were having much more fun.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite X Album March 17, 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
It's an outrage there are only 9 other reviews of this album. This is, in my opinion, their best - with Wild Gift a close second. I remember my older sister listening to X a lot when I was growing up, but I honestly didn't really get into this band until this year when a listener-sponsored radio station played "I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts" while I was stuck in traffic and it blew my mind. I've been hooked ever since. Why all of the rock stations here in LA, X's home town, refuse to play this band remains a mystery. More Fun... is about the best rock album you'll ever buy. Play it loud.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the two "must haves" by X August 26, 2001
Format:Audio CD
This album is the follow up to their masterwork "Under the Big Black Sun." While they weren't able to capture the magic that makes it their best album, some of X's finest songs are found right here. I bought this album after hearing "Breathless" in the Richard Gere film of the same name. I rented the tape and just rewound the closing credits over and over to listen to Exene kick out this insane Jerry Lee Lewis song. Between her pounded out vocals and Zoom's attacking gutiar, I felt this giddy insanity in music that I had never heard before. (I was probably thirteen at the time.) When I got the name of the band off the credits, I RAN to the record store on the other side of town and bought "More fun" expecting that same explosive screaming music. As I found out, there was much more to X. The album's title track starts the album off in mid tempo with this great anti-anthemic gutiar riff. You can almost hear Regan telling us how great everything was and how much Exene disagreed with this sentiment. The rest of the first side stays pretty mid tempo including "Poor Girl" by john doe. If you like this song, check out X's Under the Big Black Sun. THis is X's best CD and doe's track here just sounds like it should have been on that album. The guy is a great crooner. "I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts," starts out subdued'folky and ends with a bang. THIS IS A GREAT SONG. THE PUNK VERSION OF THE BEATLE'S "A Day in the Life." BUY THIS ALBUM FOR THIS SONG ALONE. The second half of the album rocks. Here is where you fine "Breathless" "Devil Doll," "and "I See Red," another whirling dervish sung by Exene. This is a great band; for my money the best American band of the 80's, both lyrically and musically. Read more ›
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One the finest albums of the 1980s. July 31, 2002
By Jess
Format:Audio CD
This is perhaps the bands most consistent and song oriented album. They don't make bands like X anymore.Most of the criticism aimed toward this album is misguided and sad.The band's
talent and range of influences merely outgrew the incredibly narrow parameters of punk rock and I think this upset a few of their fans who owned a little too many Bad Brains and Dag Nasty
records.A beautiful flip side to the horrible Axle Rose/Tommy Lee schtick that was beginning to pervade the city during the 80's. Decent people making decent music, yet I doubt its even sold 20,000 copies. Very sad.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars It's about some people in the strangest place!
This is the last truly great X record, a prophetic and wary look ahead at the worst excesses of the Reagan eighties. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Eric
5.0 out of 5 stars "More Fun in the New World"
AWESOME soundtrack.
Loved then and still do today. X was a band ahead of their time and didn't quite get the recognition they deserved. Many more great tunes in their catalog.
Published 7 months ago by John G.
5.0 out of 5 stars More Fun
Bought this to replace a worn out cassette copy. Remastering seems to have boosted the low end. Love the song writing and Billy Zoom's guitar. Read more
Published 12 months ago by M.S. Chaos
5.0 out of 5 stars more fun in the new world cd
The cd was in like new condition, as advertised & arrived in a quick & timely manner. Thanks for a perfect transaction!!
Published on July 5, 2011 by mea1313
5.0 out of 5 stars So Much Fun!!
This is X at their peak. I agree with the notes in the cd, this is their most complete record. The first 3 are great, but this is X hitting on all pistons. Read more
Published on August 3, 2010 by Kenneth Anselmi
4.0 out of 5 stars X for 'mature'
this is later phase X and should be considered in this light. not exactly the punk aggression of their first two outings, yet still packs a punch. Read more
Published on May 18, 2010 by osapientia
5.0 out of 5 stars The record that turned me on to X
I picked up this recording at the Pacifica Public Library in Northern California around 1988 on cassette tape! Read more
Published on June 24, 2009 by Drew Blood
5.0 out of 5 stars Add another voice to the 5-star consensus
I don't have much to add to what the other reviewers have said here. This album grabs you in the guts and shakes you and it's fun! This isn't wild thrashing inaccessable punk... Read more
Published on January 7, 2009 by Chandler Bryan
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic Album from one of our greatest Bands...
This is without a doubt one of X's best. If you have never heard them before buy this album as it isa good starting point for any listener. Read more
Published on October 13, 2007 by Jester Jim
5.0 out of 5 stars great thought
very very good. it has some amazing unforgetable tracks that grab you the first time you hear it
Published on September 2, 2007 by James Fitzsimmons
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