Video of the Day | Throwback Thursday: X: “4th of July”

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What would the Fourth of July be without, well err, X’s “Fourth of July”?  This song is an American classic. It’s taken from the band’s 1986 album See How We Are and was was written by the Grammy winning Dave Alvin. He’s well known for being the driving force behind L.A.s roots rock band The Blasters as well as from his time writing and performing with X and The Knitters.

As we reported a few weeks back, you can see X on tour this September with Blondie.

Happy Fourth of July!

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Pat Ferrise grew up loving ”the punk rock” and “new wave.” His years at one of the nation’s top college radio stations ultimately led him to a 15-year run as music director of alternative music icon WHFS Washington/Baltimore. Rolling Stone magazine named him of the most influential programmers of the 90s. He’s recorded two albums under the moniker Trampoline for the now defunct SpinArt label. He lives in Baltimore and takes no credit for writing this bio.