Exene Cervenka

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: female vocalists punk post-punk singer-songwriters indie alternative seen live rock singer-songwriter female vocalist los angeles dark wave Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Christine Cervenka, 1 February 1956, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Vocalist and co-founder of X, one of the finest bands to emerge from the American punk scene of the mid-70s and an important influence on many of the alternative rock bands of the following decade. Following her professional and personal split with co-founder John Doe in the late 80s, Cervenka released two solo albums that effectively rehashed the parent band’s entertaining fusion of punk, blues and country music. She also made spoken word albums in tandem with Wanda Coleman and Lydia Lunch, and released the limited edition Excerpts From The Unabomber Manifesto under the name Exene Cervenkova. During the 90s, Cervenka reunited with Doe and X, recording a new studio album (1993’s Hey Zeus!) and an excellent ‘unplugged’ set (1995’s Unclogged). In 1997, she formed the short-lived punk band Auntie Christ with former X drummer D.J. Bonebrake and Matt Freeman of Rancid, recording Life...

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