This weekend I apply the final coats of paint to my Alex Chilton post, which has morphed beyond its original framework … not a bad thing by any stretch. So, while we wait for that to dry, how about we celebrate our nation’s existence LA styley? Sun, surf, a very large flag, Corona (5 cent deposit), and Mexican kids shooting fireworks below. Hey baby, it’s the Fourth of July.
X- 4th Of July
See How We Are, 1987
As a bonus, here’s Dave Alvin‘s video for “4th of July,” which he wrote during his brief time in X. This vid was probably shot within six months of the See How We Are sessions and is the leadoff track to Dave’s debut, Romeo’s Escape which also came out in 1987. Thanks to Mark Utley of Magnolia Mountain for the heads up.
Dave Alvin – 4th Of July