Posted by Val Fox on April 28, 2014 at 3:50 PM
Fans of the Albuquerque, NM band Xit know all the lyrics to every song. They are compelled to sing along and for a few moments they journey back in time to revisit their youth and the messages they heard in the music. The band regrouped in the 90's and brought back the old along with new music to inspire a new generation of fans.
In the early 70's the new sound was American Indian Rock - a blend of two distinct styles that worked together and made us listen.
Original Xit got noticed by Motown in Detroit and their two resulting albums garnered critical acclaim. They had changed the band name to Xit which referred to the crossing of Indian tribes, according to founding member Tom Bee. Their lyrics told stories of historical and current significance for Native people. But it wasn't only Native Americans listening.
Since 2006 the band has recorded 6 cds and at least one dvd. I could write much more about Xit but the A-to-Z Challenge guidelines say to keep it short; this is an introduction. If you'd like to learn more about Xit, I've included some helpful links.
Here is a sample of their early music. The Letter "X"