Wild Gift [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
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. [In 1988 Los Angeles and Wild Gift were combined as part of a CD reissue by Slash Records.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/18/2001
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227437121
  • Catalog Number: 74371
  • Sales rank: 2,738

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Once over Twice
  2. 2 We're Desperate
  3. 3 Adult Books
  4. 4 Universal Corner
  5. 5 I'm Coming Over
  6. 6 It's Who You Know
  7. 7 In This House That I Call Home
  8. 8 Some Other Time
  9. 9 White Girl
  10. 10 Beyond and Back
  11. 11 Back 2 the Base
  12. 12 When Our Love Passed Out on the Couch
  13. 13 Year 1
  14. 14 Beyond and Back (Live)
  15. 15 Blue Spark (Live)
  16. 16 We're Desperate (Single Version)
  17. 17 Back 2 the Base (Live)
  18. 18 Heater (Rehearsal)
  19. 19 White Girl (Single Mix)
  20. 20 The Once over Twice (Unissued Single Mix)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
X Primary Artist
John Doe Bass, Vocals
Billy Zoom Guitar
D.J. Bonebrake Drums
Technical Credits
Exene Cervenka Composer
John Doe Composer, Reissue Producer
Ray Manzarek Producer
Gary Hirstius Producer, Engineer
Bill Inglot Remastering
Pat Rand Producer
Billy Zoom Engineer
Norm Graichen Engineer
Rick Perotta Engineer
Clay Rose Engineer
Reggie Collins Discographical Annotation
Alan Kutner Producer, Engineer
Shawn Amos Liner Note Coordination
Daniel Hersch Remastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    No Sophomore Slump

    "X" continues expanding and manhandling lyrical territory and sonic thunder as few before or since can boast. And producer Ray Manzarek knows a good thing when he hears it. Between Billy Zoom's exact buzzsaw guitar, D.J. Bonebreak's pounding rhythms, find anti-diva and poet Exene in offhanded backdoor harmony with one of the best male singers in rock (or country) today, John Doe. This is a thinking person's punk rock and clearly one of the most under-appreciated bands ever. Moonhog Review

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