Miami Vice Performer
Exene Cervenka (born 1956)
John Doe (born 1954)
Billy Zoom (born 1948)
D.J. Bonebrake

X is an American punk band, whose song "Soul Kitchen" appeared in the episode "Payback" of the series Miami Vice.


X was formed in 1977 by John Doe (real name John Duchac, vocals/bass), who brought in Exene Cervenka (vocals) and D.J. Bonebrake (drums). Their first two singles, "Adult Books" and "Los Angeles", were released on the independent Dangerhouse label. Their first album, Los Angeles (produced by The Doors' Ray Manzarek and featuring a cover of The Doors' "Soul Kitchen") was released in 1980 on the Slash label. Their second album Wild Gift was released in 1981, and six more albums follow, but mainstream success eluded the group despite a solid underground following. In 1989 the group recorded a cover of the Troggs' "Wild Thing" that was used in the film Major League (to introduce Charlie Sheen's character Rick "Wild Thing" Vaughn) and is a staple at baseball games around the country. The group went through three breakups and reunions, and occasionally tour.

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