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Music Single : X – Burning House Of Love

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I had to get this one out of my system. It has been burning for a while. Man do I ever dig this song.

Way over due giving this band a nod. So here it is. ‘Burning House Of Love’ by X. Along with The Blasters, Los Lobos, X were giving CB some great music from their part of the country.. Another band that should have gotten more love. But what the hell they got some CB love. Is there anything better? Probably lots of things. ( A couple of our blog brothers, Hanspostcard/hotfox63 gave them some love a while ago)

I was lucky enough to live on the west coast where bands like X would do their thing. Their thing is just straight ahead rock n roll their style. Lots of influences come into play. Great front man in John Doe, solid skins by D. J. Bonebreak, Great licks by Billy Zoom. Exene Cervenka on vocals and attitude. John and Exene kinda have a Johnny Cash/June Carter thing going on. This is just four minutes of what they do. Give it a listen. It’s timeless stuff to me. This might be one of their more accessible songs (Ain’t Love Grand album). Great band that made and continue to make music that CB digs. I love this stuff. Gave you two versions below, studio and live.

‘I threw that horseshoe into the wind and see what love can bring”

 

 

 

 

26 comments on “Music Single : X – Burning House Of Love

  1. deKE
    March 8, 2020

    Great stuff CB. A band I had heard about but actually never heard til now.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      March 8, 2020

      Yes deKE, I think the’re’s a lot of people in that group. Once I warmed up to them I was on board.
      Like hotfox said they started out more punk and evolved.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      March 8, 2020

      Being a Canuck deKE, Doe cut an album with the Sadies. I think they’re from your neck of the woods.

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  2. observationblogger
    March 8, 2020

    I enjoyed that CB. Something strangely catchy about it. Thanks for sharing it.

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  3. hotfox63
    March 8, 2020

    They already had some much better ones in previous years … “Los Angeles” the first album was awesome raw and defined the L.A. punk scene. Their second album “Wild Gift” showed that a truly great band can still be edgy and punk. And after third album “Under The Big Black Sun” the times have changed for the band.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      March 8, 2020

      Like I was saying to you Fox, I was in an X groove recently because of this song. I really like their journey. Doe’s solos are great and also collaborations in The Knitters.

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      • hotfox63
        March 9, 2020

        Everyone has his own taste, CB. The first three albums are classics and represent the backbone of the L.A. punk scene. “Burning House Of Love” may be a good song, but it sounds to me like X has been changeling somewhere in Nashville instead of L.A.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        March 9, 2020

        Your right Fox. They really started to feel that country vibe. Totally where Doe lives now. I loved the collaboration with Dave Alvin in The Knitters.

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  4. Yeah, Another Blogger
    March 8, 2020

    Yeah! It’s a scorcher.

    Are they still together, at least now and then?

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      March 8, 2020

      They do or did have a certain energy. I know Doe still pumps out great stuff. He has the country bone in his soul. They get back together here and there. The members are always making music

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  5. christiansmusicmusings
    March 8, 2020

    Love it, CB. I had never heard of X, but based on this tune, it sounds like they’d be right up my alley!

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  6. BuriedOnMars
    March 9, 2020

    Never heard of them… I really dig that live version. Farm Aid… that’s a YouTube rabbit hole right there.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      March 9, 2020

      I love that Live Aid cut. Why I posted it. Exene is proud as hell of the crown she’s wearing.

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  7. Jim S.
    March 9, 2020

    I knew of X, Exene, Doe but had always dismissed them as hardcore LA punk. I like this. When you say you lived on the West Coast you mean, Vancouver or LA? Or neither.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      March 9, 2020

      It’s funny Doc, they started getting some country twang in their sound and went whole hog with Dave Alvin in the Knitters.
      Van, so all those West Coast bands would do the Portland , Seattle, Vancouver turn. Not the easy travel like your end of the country but it was the or is the route here.

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      • Jim S.
        March 9, 2020

        Dave Alvin gets around, eh?

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        March 9, 2020

        Yes he does Doc. I’m just listening to his Ashgrove record. Funny huh. I don’t think he knows what genre to stick with. He has so many influences. The song Ashgrove is a nod to his blues roots. Man can he play. I love his sound.

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      • Jim S.
        March 9, 2020

        BTW, we watched ‘The Lighthouse’ this weekend. I believe we might have briefly discussed it. Man, that was some powerhouse shit. I can’t believe it didn’t win for cinematography. And no nominations for acting? They should have gotten nominated just for surviving the shoot.

        I guess it wound up playing out as it eventually had to. I could easily see Doc and CB playing those roles but I don’t know if I’d be the crusty old fuck or the kid. Probably Winslow ‘coz there’s no way I’d memorize all those fucking speeches.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        March 9, 2020

        Yeah, Earl told me about it. And yes I agree on everything you said on your comment.
        And that’s funny on the Winslow comment. You’re from the John Wayne/Lee Marvin school of acting, rip out pages of dialogue.
        I guess it was a hell of a shoot. I think they all wanted to kill each other after that one. Filmed up in Nova Scotia I think. Miserable but beautiful. I’ve been in a few drunks like that one. But Doc, what was the lesson? “Leave those fucking seabirds alone”.
        BuriiedOnMars (blog brother) wasn’t into it like you and I. I kinda understand that. You have to be some kind of sick individual to like that film, what am I saying, I liked it.

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      • Jim S.
        March 9, 2020

        I don’t subscribe to the theory that a movie has to have a lesson or be about redemption or any of that shit. It’s just a story. Doesn’t matter to me if it’s a book, short story or song. What’s “Johnny B. Goode” about? What’s the lesson? None. It’s just about a guitar slinger. So if this story happened to be true and somebody told it to me around the campfire i wouldn’t say “But what’s the lesson?” I’d just shake my head and say, “Boy, people can get fucked up.” Lord of the flies. There’s your fucking lesson.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        March 9, 2020

        “Two piss-tanks get stranded on a piece of rock and come unglued’. How’s that for deep meaning. Tell me a story man. That’s what I want. Even if it’s a fucked up story. The two lads (and the seagull) committed to it.
        I don’t know what it has to do with X but I know Viggo Mortenson was married to Exene.

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      • Jim S.
        March 9, 2020

        No shit! And they have a son. You artsy-fartsy types. All the same. You all know each other. Next thing you’ll be telling me you’re married to Margaret Trudeau.

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