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    Any King's X fans here?

    These guys are one of the best bands on the planet! Go online and check them out!


    Few hard rock bands are as widely respected yet criminally overlooked as King's X. The trio (bassist/vocalist Doug Pinnick, guitarist/vocalist Ty Tabor, and drummer/vocalist Jerry Gaskill) seemed destined for the big time with their irresistible blend of melodic Beatlesque harmonies, metallic riffing, and prog rock detours, yet for reasons unknown, never truly broke through to a mainstream audience


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    Recommended first track or album to download?

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    they have like 15 albums...
    The best 3 are

    King's X (self titled)
    Faith Hope Love
    Dogman (a bit heavier)

    They use hard rock... funk... metal... the singer sounds like Hendrix and the 2 white guys provide some awesome beatle like harmony work... So they all sing which is a cool chemistry compared to one singer..

    their website is:

    kingsxrocks.com

    there is some stuff there you can check out!

    or send me a pm with your email and I can send you a few tracks

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    I have met and partied with them a bunch of times and I can honestly say they are some of the coolest guys around!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pound Hound
    King's X (self titled) Faith Hope Love Dogman (a bit heavier)
    How early in their career did these albums come?

    Experience tells me that most bands with 15 albums will have become stale.

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    I have listed album 3-4-5 so... 1990 - 1994 would be those albums

    they have a few "stale" albums I will admit... but the last 2 have been really good! for old rockers anyway... and the live performances are always really good!

    pm me I will send you a few tracks! see what you think!

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    the thing about them is they are loved by musicians all over the world but the general public was never very interested....

    They have plugs by everyoine from Ritchie Blackmore to Anthrax and all kinds of people in between....

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    No need, I can download myself easily, although having read their Biog I find the Christianity disturbing as I find most religious people a bit odd.

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    well here is the thing... when they started their music was "spiritual" (sort of) without being preachy (more like pink floyd lyrically - "what are they talking about?").... The bass player is gay... So at a certain point he had to come out of the closet... that day they lost a huge part of their fan base! I can't tell you how many times I have seen the Dug after the show talking to some old fan who is trying to convince him to be a christian.. he is very tolerent of these people to his credit...

    I never found there music to be preachy or christian but good spirited! there is a difference to me anyway.. You will not find any christian material in their music. In fact when interviewed today they will flat out say we were never a christian band and the label was placed there by other people...

    but beyond that... its quality music... some of the best stuff you will ever hear...

    "hey god... I saw the news today.. why are your people so fucking mean" - from the song "get away"

    So don't worry about their experience just dig the tunes!

    and... may the groove be with you my friend!

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    and what blog did you read? they have not had to go through the "they are a christian band" for 20 years!!!

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    Biog, not blog.

    and it said what you said....

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    gay christian heavy metal band? post a youtube vid and ill have a look

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    Bob. Try Faith Hope Love. It's the only one I still listen to now and again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetter
    post a youtube vid and ill have a look
    Well, nearly a vid


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    sounds like something rehashed from the 70's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetter View Post
    gay christian heavy metal band? post a youtube vid and ill have a look

    well only one dude is gay...

    and like I said they never were a "christian band"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy the kid View Post
    sounds like something rehashed from the 70's.
    70's roclk a bad thing? you know when guitar players actually cared about playing and singers actually sang...

    I can not get into guitars tuned down 2-3 steps and then banged on... and never could dig singers that try to sound like cookie monster

    so ya give me singing, guitars and a groove!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Bob. Try Faith Hope Love. It's the only one I still listen to now and again.
    great album!

    the 3 I mentioned are still shuffled on my playlist! As well as Earcandy...

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