Ladies and gentlemen, X! *

This video of the band X performing "Los Angeles" has a lot of early 1980s footage of the city, including the original Hard Rock Cafe downtown, an RTD bus advertising K-JOI FM and anti-war gadlfy General Hershey Bar. Safe to say Exene could have been on something this night.

* Update: Music writer Chris Morris emails that the video is a clip from W.T. Morgan's 1986 documentary about X, "The Unheard Music." Morris, who did publicity for the film, was there when the song was performed and recalls that "Exene was on nothing stronger than Budweiser that night."

More by Kevin Roderick:
Standing up to Harvey Weinstein
The Media
LA Times gets a top editor with nothing but questions
LA Observed Notes: Harvey Weinstein stripped bare
LA Observed Notes: Photos of the homeless, photos that found homes
Recent Arts stories on LA Observed:
Look inland for more PST:LA/LA art
Bourne again: 'The Red Shoes'
Why the LA Times' new theater column needs a new name
Dancer Melissa Barak visits her Chagall costumes at LACMA
'Hamilton' in LA in the time of Trump
A Tchaikovsky cartoon (or not) and a Sondheim show stopper
Now on stage, the apocalypse
Cramming for LA's 'Hamilton,' Shakespeare's problematic "Me" plays


LA Observed on Twitter