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There’s a visceral thrill to the legendary L.A. punk band X. With a name like that, you’d expect a certain darkness, but over the years, Exene Cervenka and John Doe have also smuggled in some unexpected sounds under the X: rockabilly, country, soul, even Ray Manzarek organ solos.

X is currently on tour celebrating 40 years of outlaw brilliance, and the band recently played in our Studio 1A. And this week on My KUTX, we’re excited to give the keys to the car to Cervenka and Doe. Their guest DJ set is just like their own music: heartfelt, heartbreaking, and wholly original. Tune in on Saturday, May 27 or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX


1. Skating Polly – “Louder In Outer Space”

2. Dead Rock West – “This May Be The Last Time”

3. Little Milton – “You’re Welcome To The Club”

4. The Flamingos – “I Only Have Eyes For You”

5. Folk Uke – “California Stars”

6. The Sadies – “Tell Her What I Said”

7. Bo Diddley – “Who Do You Love”

8. The Dave Clark Five – “Try Too Hard”

9. Cat Power – “The Greatest”

10. Al Green – “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”

11. Lead Belly – “In The Pines”

12. Frankie Lyman – “Little Bitty Pretty One”

13. Roy Orbison – “Running Scared”

14. Dionne Warwick – “Theme From ‘Valley Of The Dolls'”

15. The Delines – “Colfax Ave.”

16. John Fahey – “Variations On The Coocoo”

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