Live at the Whisky a Go-Go

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Live at the Whisky a Go-Go
Live album by X
Released April 29, 1988
Recorded December 13, December 15, December 16, 1987, Record Plant Mobile, Whisky A Go-Go (West Hollywood), Rumbo Recorders (Canoga Park)
Genre Punk rock
Length 81:16 (LP version)
71:12 (CD version)
Label Elektra
Producer Alvin Clark
X chronology
See How We Are
(1987)
Live at the Whisky a Go-Go
(1988)
Hey Zeus!
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B+[2]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[3]

Live at the Whisky a Go-Go is the seventh album and first live album by the band X. Three songs ("In the Time It Takes," "Just Another Perfect Day," and "True Love") are in the double-LP version but not included in the compact disc. The album was recorded on December 13, 15 and 16 in 1987 at the Whisky a Go Go nightclub in West Hollywood, California, United States.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by John Doe and Exene Cervenka except as indicated.

Side one[edit]

  1. "Los Angeles" – 2:54
  2. "House I Call Home" – 2:33 [5]
  3. "The New World" – 3:00
  4. "Around My Heart" – 4:19
  5. "Surprise, Surprise" – 2:44
  6. "Because I Do" – 2:22

Side two[edit]

  1. "Burning House of Love" – 4:22
  2. "My Goodness" – 4:05
  3. "Blue Spark" – 2:13
  4. "In the Time It Takes" – 2:55 [6]
  5. "The Once Over Twice" – 2:35
  6. "Devil Doll" (includes excerpt of "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" (Bob Dylan)) – 4:27

Side three[edit]

  1. "The Hungry Wolf" – 3:51
  2. "Just Another Perfect Day" – 4:33 [6]
  3. "Unheard Music" – 4:10
  4. "Riding with Mary" – 3:45
  5. "World's a Mess" – 3:33 [7]

Side four[edit]

  1. "True Love" – 2:36 [6]
  2. "White Girl" – 3:40
  3. "Skin Deep Town" – 3:16
  4. "So Long" (Woody Guthrie) – 4:00
  5. "The Call of the Wreckin' Ball" (Dave Alvin, Doe) – 4:35
  6. "Year 1" – 1:16
  7. "Johny Hit and Run Pauline" – 3:32 [8]

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Kevin Patrick - Executive Producer
  • Alvin Clark - Producer, Engineer
  • Stanley Johnston - Engineer
  • Gina Immel - Assistant Engineer
  • Jeff Poe - Assistant Engineer
  • Jay Willis - Mastering
  • Kosh - Coordination

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1988 The Billboard 200 175

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Robert Christgau review
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ "X Live At The Whisky A Go-Go On The Fabulous Sunset Strip". Retrieved 2010-03-03. [dead link]
  5. ^ Full title: "In This House That I Call Home"
  6. ^ a b c Not included on CD release
  7. ^ Full title: "The World's a Mess, It's in My Kiss"
  8. ^ Correct title: "Johnny Hit and Run Pauline"