The foundation of the best punk rock, the music that lasts and remains relevant, isn’t self-destructive anger or smash the state bravado, but a sense of alienation and dislocation. The longing of the outsider. No band epitomized the burst of creativity and energy in this essential awareness better than the legendary punk band X and their singer and co-lyricist Exene Cervenka. And even though the expressions of fiery emotions and actions of youth fade or moderate, the search for a roadmap through the desolation persists, and it is why Exene’s distinctive lyricism still resonates.
Many know Exene first and foremost as a member and co-founder X and while that's a good place to begin, it hardly defines her. Following the initial breakup of X, Exene continued her transformation into a more formidable solo artist by continuing to write musically -- releasing critically acclaimed solo albums, within the print medium through poetry and books, in spoken word performances, and as a visual artist. She has also been a member of the groups Auntie Christ, the Original Sinners and the Knitters.
- "Lonesome Train" w/ Dex Romweber Duo on Ruins of Berlin