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You Are Not As Punk Rock As X’s Exene Cervenka

Exene CervenkaAsk any punk rock, or left of center, band who their major influences are, and they might say the Sex Pistols, The Damned, The Clash, or The Ramones. But I would  bet money that many of those musicians also cite the Los Angeles band X as a staple of the American punk sound and a major influence. Elaine Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom, and D.J. Bonebrake took their influences and found the thread that runs through punk, classic rock, and country music married them together and came out with a hybrid that was all their own.

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