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Live at the Whisky a Go-Go Live

4.8 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

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LIVE CD RELEASE WITH 21 ROCKIN' TRACKS.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Los Angeles
  2. House I Call Home
  3. The New World
  4. Around My Heart
  5. Surprise, Surprise
  6. Because I Do
  7. Burning House Of Love
  8. My Goodness
  9. Blue Spark
  10. The Once Over Twice
  11. Devil Doll
  12. Hungry Wolf
  13. Unheard Music
  14. Riding With Mary
  15. The World's A Mess
  16. White Girl
  17. Skin Deep Town
  18. So Long
  19. The Call Of The Wreckin' Ball
  20. Year 1
  21. Johny Hit & Run Pauline


Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Live
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • ASIN: B000005IRW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #126,364 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By A Customer on January 23, 2002
Format: Audio CD
One of the best live rock albums. Having the fortune of seeing X a decade after-the-fact (sometime in 2000 at the Axis in Boston), I can say that they rocked just as hard as this album. Billy Zoom with his splay-legged stance and ... grin. DJ Bonebrake crashing the heads. Exene and John Doe belting out the punkabilly pop gems. The only complaint is that the original cassette release contained one of the finest live cuts that is NOT included (Someone tell me why) on the CD - True Love. But that is hardly enough to keep me from recommending this to anyone.
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Even if you don't like live albums (like myself) this is one live record you should not pass up. As other reviewers have mentioned it plays like a greatest hits plus it includes two previously unreleased gems, "Skin Deep Town, "So Long" and a super rocking version of the Knitters "Call of the Wreckin' Ball". "Around My Heart" sounds so much better live I honestly experienced it all over again almost as a brand new song. In addition the recording quality is incredible. The power, the energy, and the talent of X comes across beautifully (yes even w/o Zoom). This record Rocks!
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Take this one....Please! If you like rock and roll, punk, alt... any or all of these etc....this is the one I'd take out of my whole collection. If you want the concert experience while sorting laundry, mopping the floor, or breaking up with your lover-BUY THIS ONE!~Thanks to all the members of X for being the greatest!
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This is one of the best live albums ever! My love for X's music started with this release. 'Live At The Whisky A Go-Go..' is proof positive that X is one of the best American bands ever, and that Elektra Records didn't give the band the "proper" exposure it deserved. However, I'm still disappointed to see with this re-issue that Rhino didn't rectify what Elektra had done with the original CD release, which was omitting the tracks "Just Another Perfect Day" and "True Love" to facilitate it being on one disc. At the time of its original release, 'Live At The Whisky A Go-Go..' was also available on double LP (vinyl) and double length cassette. On "True Love", it's great hearing Exene tell the audience that they're making a record of the show and the skepticism she expresses about its release. To hear it in its proper context, I recommend searching for the vinyl version if you still own a turntable. Seeing how vinyl is making a comeback, maybe Rhino will re-issue it on 180-Gram vinyl as well.
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What is the word I'm looking for?....Relentless. The fury of an X concert is captured for posterity. One of the best live bands play their hearts out on this Album (sic CD). This is a must for anyone- compares to the excitement I felt when I heard the first side of the "Name of this Band is the Talking Heads"... album. Catch 'em live while you still can.
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AWESOME CD. Purchased this on cassette way back when then on CD twice.
Excellent performance, great tracklist. I love John Doe and Exene's dueling vocals.
It's in my top 20 of all-time go-to fun CDS.
Been listening to this CD for 20+ years and never tire of it.
X's studio CDs are great, but nothing beats the feel of a live performance.
This CD is perfect for dipping your toes into X for the first time. A real nice mix of tracks.
Enjoy.
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The best live show I may have ever seen in my life was X at the Orpheum in Boston back in the 80s (Warren Zevon was the opening act, but was so loud he was painful to endure. Too bad because I found his music interesting enough...)

I've recently been listening to this album again and I had a revelation - this may have the most competent rock guitar playing I have ever heard on a live recording. So for that reason alone it merits a listen.

Add in the fact that the band is X and this becomes a "must have" recording. Outstanding musical quality.
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X is the best, and this proves it. This is going to the desert island with me, along with, of course,The Beatles, Dylan, Hendrix, Zeppelin, and Nirvana.
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