John Doe, bass player and cofounder of seminal 1970s/1980s L.A. punk band X did a phone interview with KFAI’s Katie Thornton. John and Katie talk about John’s upcoming visit to Minneapolis for the Sound Unseen
film and music festival (for the screening of the 1986 X documentary “The Unheard Music”
at the Parkway Theater and a reading and signing of his new book “More Fun in the New World”
at Extreme Noise, both on Saturday, Nov 16), the early days of the LA punk scene, the influence of blues and country on X’s music, touring in the early 80s, playing with the Replacements, why you shouldn’t be ashamed to make art you career, and much more.
The radio and explicit versions are available below: