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X: The Maturing of a Punk Band

Michael Goldberg, Rolling Stone, 30 September 1982

SAN FRANCISCO — a few minutes before doing a live interview at the University of San Francisco radio station, John Doe of X picked up a newspaper and started reading a negative review of his band's third album, Under the Big Black SunAccording to the review, X now makes music so slick that it's "accessible to your everyday Boy Howdy music listener.... The price of success digs deep."

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