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Where to start with King's X?

luv

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I'm looking to buy some King's X releases. I have no exposure to them, but their name has popped up on a few threads. My interest is peaked.

I'll probably pick up a couple of albums.

Are there any that stand out above the others?

Thanks!
 

Peppy

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I have ten King's X CDs. Met the band a few times. Doug even pulled me onstage years back to sing along. Now..............not my fave King's X album but try Dogman first. Yeah, Gretchen Goes To Nebraska is more critically-acclaimed and Ear Candy sold well but Dogman holds up better over the ensuing time.
 

dckdog

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Love the band, I'd start with the first 2. There's probably arguments for other starting places but those are epic.......Dogman after that.
 

terrapin

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I would say Gretchen Goes to Nebraska, Ear Candy, or Faith, Love, Hope. I don't agree that Dogman hold up better.
 

mscotts

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Start with Dogman and go from there. Absolutely amazing record.
 

luv

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Dogman, no Dogman. Hmmmmm........

Sounds like Gretchen goes to Nebraska for sure, but it's early.
 

dpeterson

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Nope.. start from the beginning, so you can hear the sound develop, Out of the Silent Planet... have been with them since the start. Awesome band.
 

Matt L

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I agree....start from the start....Out Of The Silent Planet.

The first 4 albums are essential.

The next four are up there, as well. I personally love Mr.Bulbous, which is a polarizing disc. Don't let the Beefheart-esque opener Fishbowl Man color your impression, the album really starts cooking after that one. There are some truely stellar songs on that album.
 

bugzapper

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You can begin and end with Gretchen, if you want.

It's a near desert-island-quality rock/metal album, an underrated classic.

Nothing else in their catalog comes close to it.

Others are quite good, too --Dogman, Ear Candy, and the first one have lots of very good stuff. I'm sure there are other gems in their catalog.

To me, Faith Hope Love and the s/t album are low points.

The Jelly Jam albums are also worthwhile. Tabor+Morganstern+Myung works surprisingly well.
 






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