Exene Cervenka, best known as singer for the legendary punk band X as well as The Knitters and The Original Sinners brings her poetic lyrics and passion to Little Brother and continues a long standing relationship with our team members. Little Brother is ecstatic about having Exene among our ranks.
One of the leaders of the late-'70s/early-'80s California punk explosion, Exene has also issued solo albums, launched several side bands, penned books, operated retail stores, and been an iconoclast and inspiration since X first gained notoriety in the LA punk scene. With John Doe, Billy Zoom, DJ Bonebrake and producer/former Doors founding member Ray Manzarek, X's original line-up blazed a trail with 4 albums unmatched by any band with a similar line-up and sensibility.
X led the Hollywood punk movement, but there was much more to their sound than the average punk band -- as country, rockabilly, and Exene's poetic lyrics set them apart from the pack. A string of classic releases followed -- 1980's Los Angeles, 1981's Wild Gift, 1982's Under the Big Black Sun, and 1983's More Fun in the New World.
In addition to her X duties, Cervenka appeared as part of the country spin off the Knitters (1985's Poor Little Critter on the Road), and issued (also in 1985) a poetry collaboration with Wanda Coleman entitled Twin Sisters. Cervenka launched a solo career, resulting in 1989's Old Wives' Tales and 1990's Running Sacred.
A more recent career resurgence includes her work with Auntie Christ and her two solo albums on Bloodshot Records, 2009's Somewhere Gone – firmly rooted in acoustic territory, and its follow-up, 2011's The Excitement of Maybe, found her trying to bring together her rocking side and her acoustic side for a change with results as strong and impressive as her earlier works.
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