Live at the Whisky a Go-Go

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Live at the Whisky a Go-Go
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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 on the Fabulous Sunset Strip 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

See also[edit]

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"