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Wild Gift


Download links and information about Wild Gift by X. This album was released in 1981 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Punk, Alternative genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 32:44 minutes.

Artist: X
Release date: 1981
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Punk, Alternative
Tracks: 13
Duration: 32:44
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No. Title Length
1. The Once Over Twice 2:30
2. We're Desperate 2:00
3. Adult Books 3:19
4. Universal Corner 4:33
5. I'm Coming Over 1:14
6. It's Who You Know 2:13
7. In This House That I Call Come 3:34
8. Some Other Time 2:17
9. White Girl 3:27
10. Beyond and Back 2:49
11. Back 2 the Base 1:33
12. When Our Love Passed Out On the Couch 1:57
13. Year 1 1:18



After releasing a flawless masterpiece of a debut album with 1980’s Los Angeles, X suffered no “sophomore slump” and instead recorded an album that delved even deeper. Where Los Angeles was all wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am, Wild Gift ruminates and adds textures. The sense of pure cathartic release is saved for a handful of cuts (“Universal Corner,” “In This House That I Call Home,” “When Our Love Passed Out On the Couch”) while the complex frustrations of “We’re Desperate,” “Adult Books” and “It’s Who You Know” are exemplified by guitarist Billy Zoom’s restraint and the harmonic duo — Exene Cervenka and John Doe — doing their best to keep their sexual tension tense. The band was already beginning to feel the frustrations and limitations of being labeled a punk band and no amount of association with their producer, the Doors’ Ray Manzarek, could change that. Despite the pleasing sonorities of “White Girl,” the band was still marked by the simmering rage behind “The Once Over Twice” and the brilliant stream-of-consciousness rant behind Elvis Presley’s corpse in “Back 2 the Base.”