When it comes to live performance, few if any bands can ascend to the heights of King’s X. I’ve long since lost count of the number of times I’ve seen them perform, but one thing I’m 100% sure of: every time I see them it’s as close to a religious experience as I’m ever gonna have. No wonder they’re known as the First Church of Rock and Roll.
King’s X is a band that truly connects with their audience. They are raw, pure, visceral rock and roll. No distractions, backing tracks, fluff, or fancy effects. The majestic music is 100% of the focus, and the shows are all the more powerful for it. The gig at the M15 in Corona was just three fantastic musicians and their audience connecting and sharing music.
Some of the standout tunes, although there was nothing less than stellar, were: Over my Head, A Box, Flies and Blue Skies, Over and Over, Pleiades, We Were Born to be Loved, Pillow, Vegetable, and King.
Time to get off your asses and go to church! You must see this glorious band perform!
Listen, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of King’s X for the remission of silence; and you shall receive the gift of music. For their mission is to you and to your children, and to all who are lost and without that singular sound, as many as shall heed the call and hear the sound of King’s X. Praise!