The Best: Make the Music Go Bang!

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The Best: Make the Music Go Bang!
A series of white and grey capital Xs on fire with green flame on a black background
Greatest hits album by X
Released July 27, 2004 (2004-07-27)
Recorded 1978–1992
Genre Punk rock
Length 157:48
Language English
Label Elektra/Rhino
Producer Tony Berg, Alvan Clark, John Doe, Ray Manzarek, Patrick McDonald, Jimmy Nanos, Tim Summerhayes, Michael Wagener, X, Billy Zoom
X chronology
Beyond and Back: The X Anthology
(1997)
The Best: Make the Music Go Bang!
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Blender 3/5 stars link

The Best: Make the Music Go Bang! is a compilation American punk rock band X released in 2004. The album includes liner notes by Tony Alva, K. K. Barrett, Elissa Bello, Tito Larriva, Ray Manzarek, Paul Reubens, and Henry Rollins among others.

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Exene Cervenka and John Doe, except where noted.

Disc one
  1. "Adult Books" (Single Version) – 3:14 (From the single of the same name, 1978)
  2. "We're Desperate" (Single Version) – 2:03 (B-side to "Adult Books")
  3. "Los Angeles" – 2:24 (From the album Los Angeles, 1980)
  4. "Your Phone's off the Hook, but You're Not" – 2:25 (Los Angeles)
  5. "Johny Hit and Run Paulene" – 2:50 (Los Angeles)
  6. "Soul Kitchen" – 2:26 (Los Angeles) (written by The Doors)
  7. "The World's a Mess; It's in My Kiss" – 4:28 (Los Angeles)
  8. "The Unheard Music" – 4:45 (Los Angeles)
  9. "White Girl" (Single Mix) – 3:29 (From the single of the same name, 1980)
  10. "The Once Over Twice" – 2:31 (From the album Wild Gift, 1981)
  11. "Universal Corner" – 4:33 (Wild Gift)
  12. "Some Other Time" – 2:17 (Wild Gift)
  13. "In This House That I Call Home" – 3:33 (Wild Gift)
  14. "Beyond and Back" (Live in August, 1980 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium) – 2:41 (From the soundtrack to the film Urgh! A Music War, 1981)
  15. "Riding with Mary" (Single Version) – 3:12 (From the single of the same name, 1983)
  16. "The Hungry Wolf" – 3:47 (From the album Under the Big Black Sun, 1982)
  17. "Motel Room in My Bed" – 2:41 (Under the Big Black Sun)
  18. "Blue Spark" – 2:08 (Under the Big Black Sun)
  19. "The Have Nots" – 4:46 (Under the Big Black Sun)
  20. "Under the Big Black Sun" – 3:24 (Under the Big Black Sun)
  21. "The New World" – 3:25 (From the album More Fun in the New World, 1983)
  22. "Breathless" – 2:19 (More Fun in the New World) (written by Otis Blackwell)
  23. "We're Having Much More Fun" – 3:08 (More Fun in the New World)
  24. "True Love" – 2:15 (More Fun in the New World)
  25. "I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts" – 4:15 (More Fun in the New World)
Disc two
  1. "Wild Thing" (7" Single Edit) – 3:33 (From the single of the same name, 1984) (written by Chip Taylor)
  2. "Poor Girl" – 2:53 (More Fun in the New World)
  3. "The Call of the Wreckin' Ball" – 2:57 (Performed by The Knitters, from the album Poor Little Critter on the Road, 1985) (written by Dave Alvin and John Doe)
  4. "Someone Like You" – 2:42 (Poor Little Critter on the Road)
  5. "What's Wrong with Me..." – 3:45 (From the album Ain't Love Grand!, 1985)
  6. "Burning House of Love" – 3:55 (Ain't Love Grand)
  7. "My Goodness" – 4:37 (Ain't Love Grand)
  8. "4th of July" – 4:06 (From the album See How We Are, 1987) (written by Dave Alvin)
  9. "You" – 3:30 (See How We Are)
  10. "When It Rains..." – 4:33 (See How We Are)
  11. "Surprise Surprise" – 2:52 (See How We Are)
  12. "I'm Lost" – 2:57 (See How We Are)
  13. "See How We Are" – 3:49 (See How We Are)
  14. "Skin Deep Town" (Live in December, 1987 at the Whisky a Go Go) – 3:19 (From the album Live at the Whisky a Go-Go, 1988)
  15. "Around My Heart" (Live in December, 1987 at the Whisky a Go Go) – 4:26 (Live at the Whisky a Go Go)
  16. "Just Another Perfect Day" (Live in December, 1987 at the Whisky a Go Go) – 4:34 (Live at the Whisky a Go Go)
  17. "Devil Doll" (Live in December, 1987 at the Whisky a Go Go) – 4:39 (Live at the Whisky a Go Go)
  18. "Big Blue House" – 4:05 (From the album hey Zeus!, 1993)
  19. "Clean Like Tomorrow" – 3:58 (hey Zeus!) (written by Exene Cervenka)
  20. "Country at War" – 4:15 (hey Zeus!) (written by John Doe)
  21. "New Life" – 3:24 (hey Zeus!) (written by John Doe)

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