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X's first album issued on a major label, 1982's Under the Big Black Sun, is arguably their finest record. All 11 songs are exceptional, from both a performance and compositional point of view. Ray Manzarek's production is more akin to hard rock bands than their earlier punk works, but the songs still pack quite a punch. Before the recording of the album, singer Exene Cervenka's sister was killed by a drunk driver, and the band decided to work out their grief in the music, as evidenced by two of the album's best tracks: the ...

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  1. The Hungry Wolf
  2. Motel Room in My Bed
  3. Riding With Mary
  4. Come Back to Me
  5. Under the Big Black Sun
  6. Because I Do
  7. Blue Spark
  8. Dancing With Tears in My Eyes
  9. Real Child of Hell
  10. How I (Learned My Lesson)
  11. The Have Nots
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Under the Big Black Sun
1990, Elektra

UPC: 075596015028

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