I think this may have been the first song by X I heard (via this video), and it left a lasting impression. X’s rockabilly- and country-infused contributions to LA punk are enormous. X, The Flesh Eaters/The Divine Horsemen, Tex and the Horseheads, the Blasters, Green on Red, Blood on the Saddle…they all contributed to this roots rock/LA hardcore crossover thing that largely got labeled “cowpunk” and which is probably worth a book-long exposition of where it came from and the impact it had on the alt.country/”No Depression” scene that continues to find an audience today.
But that’s beside the point. The point here is Halloween. Spooks. Haunts. Creeps and ghouls. Here, we see X paying homage to silent cinema with their eerie tale of a lovelorn ghost forever searching…for someone new.