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King’s X - Gretchen Goes to Nebraska, 1989

Oh, what the heck, here’s the whole album.

King’s X - “Everybody Knows A Little Bit Of Something” (Gretchen Goes to Nebraska, 1989)

King’s X - Gretchen Goes to Nebraska, 1989

Today marks the 25th anniversary of what many fans regard as King’s X’s magnum opus. I don’t even remember the circumstances surrounding my discovery of this album. I just remember that one day it didn’t exist for me, and the next I couldn’t imagine a world without it.

Many words have been written and much has been said about this album that, for many, defined the King’s X sound, and I feel completely inadequate to add any more than to simply state that Gretchen will remain one of my favorite albums of all time for a very, very long time to come.

Happy anniversary, Gretchen Goes to Nebraska!

King’s X - “Vegetable” (Manic Moonlight, 2001)

As most King’s X fans would probably agree, Manic Moonlight is far from my favorite release. It saw the trio branch out into sonic experimentation with samples, loops, drum machines, and the like, which threw most of us a curve to say the least. But man if Ty Tabor doesn’t just totally rip it up on guitar on this track!

And the groove, man, the groove…

KXM - “Gunfight” (KXM, 2014)

I think a band like King’s X is incredible. They’re one of the greatest and not sufficiently recognized bands.
Andy Summers, Music Radar interview
We played our hearts out. We always did. We’ve never not given 120%.
dUg Pinnick on playing to three people in clubs on the Out of the Silent Planet tour, Rick Davenport’s Rock Show
My career started at 38, so I always try to tell people don’t give up on it if you believe. Just keep doing it.
I was so sick of trying to figure out what people wanted to hear. One day I just woke up and said, “I’m not gonna play that game. I’m gonna write whatever the heck I feel like. Whatever comes out is whatever comes out, and that’s gonna be that.”
Ty Tabor on his songwriting mindset for King’s X, Rich Davenport’s Rock Show

The Bass Will Control The Band If You Do It Right

dUg Pinnick and Dave Ellefson talk bottom end on Fuse TV’s newest digital-only series Metalhead to Head.

Metalhead to Head: dUg Pinnick and Dave Ellefson

Metalhead to Head: dUg Pinnick and Dave Ellefson Part 2

KXM - “Faith Is A Room” (KXM, 2014)

KXM and the making of “Rescue Me”