Album Review of
More Fun In The New World

Written by Robert Silverstein
May 28, 2019 - 12:24am EDT
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Mississippi-based Fat Possum is making waves with 2018 CD reissues of the first four albums by the famous L.A. punk rock band called X. The  four piece X featured the music and lyrics of singers John X. Doe and Exene Cervenka. With their cutting edge, post-punk sound, X kind of reflected the angst of the country during the early Reagan years and that was especially true of the band's fourth album More Fun In The New World. Produced by Ray Manzarek of The Doors, 1983's More Fun In The New World is considered be the most polished X album and it was also the last X album produced by Manzarek. More Fun In The New World mixed the band’s usual punk-rock elements yet also found them moving into the realms of rockabilly, funk and even folk music. The title track "The New World" is a still a moving anthem of that period and was a perfect track to show off the talents of X guitarist Billy Zoom and drummer D.J. Bonebreak. Fat Possum also have 2018 CD remasters of the bands first three X albums, Los Angeles (1980), Wild Gift (1981) and Under The Black Sun (1982).