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Los Angeles X This song comes from this influential punk/rockabilly band's first album, also named Los Angeles, which was produced by The Doors' Ray Manzarek (they even cover the Doors song Soul Kitchen). It's loud, it's energetic, it's dark, it's catchy and with the charismatic intertwining of then husband and wife John Doe and Exene Cervenka, it's awesome. Reportedly this was written by Doe and Cervenka about a girl they knew who was racist and generally unliked.

While this song is likely their most famous, they never really gained a mainstream fan base like a lot of the bands they inspired. Still, their name is synonymous with the the west coast punk scene, and is widely considered one of the best albums of all time. Both Cervenka and Doe are still creatively active, she as a spoken word and collage artist and mother to this week's hunk's child; he as an actor (he was Julianne Moore's husband in Boogie Nights) and a solo musician.

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Posted on October 1, 2007

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