John Doe & X’s Under the Big Black Sun 40 Years Later
In 1982, the Los Angeles punk rock band X put out its album Under the Big Black Sun. 40 years later, it's still great! Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with X vocalist and bassist John Doe all about the album and the band's impact. They'll also chat with him about his new solo album and his work in television and film.
John Doe is a respected singer-songwriter, actor and vocalist-bassist of the Los Angelespunk band X. Alongside his three individualistic and distinct bandmates, Doe brought a new flavor to punk rock that still sounds great today on their 1982 album Under the Big Black Sun. The band reunited in 2004 and put out its most recent album in 2020.
X, "The Have Nots," Under the Big Black Sun, Elektra, 1982
X, "The Hungry Wolf," Under the Big Black Sun, Elektra, 1982
Bob Dylan, "As I Went Out One Morning," John Wesley Harding, Columbia, 1967
John Doe, "Never Coming Back," Fables in a Foreign Land, Fat Possum, 2022
X, "Riding with Mary," Under the Big Black Sun, Elektra, 1982
X, "Motel Room in My Bed," Under the Big Black Sun, Elektra, 1982
Germs, "Lexicon Devil," (GI), Slash, 1979
The Screamers, "122 Hours Of Fear (Live at the Target)," Live in San Francisco: Sept 2nd 1978, Target Video, 2004
The Dils, "I Hate the Rich," I Hate the Rich (Single), What?, 1977
Circle Jerks, "Stars and Stripes," Wild in the Streets, Step-Forward, 1982
X, "Los Angeles," Los Angeles, Slash, 1980
X, "We're Desperate," Wild Gift, Slash, 1981
X, "Under the Big Black Sun," Under the Big Black Sun, Elektra, 1982
X, "Adult Books," Wild Gift, Slash, 1981
X, "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes," Under the Big Black Sun, Elektra, 1982
X, "Because I Do," Under the Big Black Sun, Elektra, 1982
X, "Blue Spark," Under the Big Black Sun, Elektra, 1982
X, "Come Back to Me," Under the Big Black Sun, Elektra, 1982
X, "Real Child of Hell," Under the Big Black Sun, Elektra, 1982
The Gun Club, "She's Like Heroin to Me," Fire of Love, Ruby, 1981
Los Lobos, "Will the Wolf Survive?," How Will the Wolf Survive?, Slash/Warner Bros., 1984
The Del Fuegos, "Don't Run Wild," Boston, Mass., Slash, 1985
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, "Henry Lee (feat. PJ Harvey) ," Murder Ballads, Mute, 1996
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan, "Revolver," Ballad of the Broken Seas, Cooking Vinyl Limited, 2006
Yola, "Stand For Myself," Stand For Myself, Easy Eye and Concord, 2021
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