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Many albums go gold. Many albums make best-ever lists. But how many albums earn the band an “Official Certificate of Recognition from the City of Los Angeles”? That’s a unique claim to fame if there ever was one, but X’s Los Angeles did just that. Apparently whoever decides these things didn’t understand that the flaming Klan-style X on the cover and lyrics about sex and blood isn’t exactly “I Love L.A.”
The Doors’ organist Ray Manzarek produced the record, cajoling the band into covering “Soul Kitchen.” Thirty years later, BBC Radio 6 cajoled YACHT into covering the album’s next track, “Nausea.” The punk-rock fury becomes a lowkey dance jam. It sounds like LCD Soundsystem with better singing. A winning combination.
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