Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk (Compact Disc)
A Personal History of L.A. Punk
Random House Audio Publishing Group, 9781524703622
Publication Date: April 26, 2016
"Under the Big Black Sun"shares stories of friendship and love, ambition and feuds, grandiose dreams and cultural rage, all combined with the tattered, glossy sheen of pop culture weirdness that epitomized the operations of Hollywood's underbelly. Readers will travel to the clubs that defined the scene, as well as to the street corners, empty lots, apartment complexes, and squats that served as de facto salons for the musicians, artists, and fringe players that hashed out what would become punk rock in Los Angeles.
Cast of Narrators:
Billie Joe Armstrong
Robert Lopez (aka El Vez)
All songs performed by X. (c)John Doe & Exene Cervenka. Used with permission.
Lockwood Valley Music, admin by Pacific Electric Music Publishing / Grosso Modo Music / Penny Farthing Music (ASCAP)
We re Desperate
Your Phone's off the Hook (But You re Not)
I m Coming Over
The Unheard Music
Performed by X. From the album "Live 1980"
The Worlds a Mess (It's In My Kiss)
Performed by X. From the film "X: The Unheard Music"
The World's A Mess and Los Angeles from 'The Unheard Music', directed by W. T. Morgan, used with permission by Angel City Media, LLC.
Because I Do X
Performed by X. (c)John Doe & Exene Cervenka. Used with permission.
About the Author
Tom DeSaviais currently head of creative services for SONGS Music Publishing, and based in Los Angeles, California. Prior to joining SONGS, DeSavia didlengthy stints as both a publisher and record label A&R man, as well as many years running pop membershipfor ASCAP. He currently serves on the West Coast board of the Songwriter's Hall of Fame and previously served on the board of directors for both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS).A native of Southern California, Tom began his career as a music journalist."