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post #1 of 55
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I like the Mammas and Pappas, the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, and my favorite the Beach Boys (the kings!!).

Can you share some other California music with me?

I prefer sweet melodies and good lyrics with that California sounds.
post #2 of 55
Though the categorization may be geographically apt, anything that contains The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, and The Beach Boys is going to be a very broad genre...
post #3 of 55
Tom Waits, Dave Alvin, Flamin' Groovies, Merle Haggard, Grateful Dead, etc.

Fleetwood Mac = British, no?
post #4 of 55
Jan & Dean, Save for a Rainy Day, essential. Roger Nichols Small Circle of Friends fits the bill. Free Design (though Canadian) matches the aesthetic and era. LOVE.
post #5 of 55
Flamin Groovies and Love are two of my all time favorite bands.
post #6 of 55
Good California music w/sweet melodies and good lyrics

Black Flag
Circle Jerks
Descendents
Suicidal Tendencies
Bad Religion

post #7 of 55
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Originally Posted by romafan
Tom Waits, Dave Alvin, Flamin' Groovies, Merle Haggard, Grateful Dead, etc.

Fleetwood Mac = British, no?
Fleetwood Mac = British, yes.
post #8 of 55
I´m really fond of the bittersweet, ironic, biting rock of the late Warren Zevon. More songwriter than singer.

Linda Ronstadt and Jackson Brown are also good.

Steve
post #9 of 55
I'll second the Warren Zevon nomination. Linda Ronstadt and Jackson Brown, not so much. Both are talented and Ronstadt in particular has a beautiful voice, both neither really does a whole lot for me in the long run (pun intended). Ronstadt's cover of "Poor Pitiful Me" is pretty good - as long as it's been a while since you've heard Zevon's superior rendition.
post #10 of 55
May I suggest Van Dyke Parks "Song Cycle"? 1. Beach Boys connection 2. California-centric lyrics: see "Laurel Canyon" 3. Sweet melodies 4. California 5. Beach Boys 6. Sweetness 7. Melodies
post #11 of 55
Eagles are Texans who moved to CA.

Van Halen, Green Day, Social Distortion, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Counting Crows

Some ballads there, but not many.

Journey

Oh yeah- The Dead

Check out Estimated Prophet
post #12 of 55
Argh, now I have "Hotel California" and the Beastie Boys song "Car Thief" (which samples the drum fill) stuck in my head simultaneously.
post #13 of 55
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Argh, now I have "Hotel California" and the Beastie Boys song "Car Thief" (which samples the drum fill) stuck in my head simultaneously.
Hopefully you're not planning to operate any heavy machinery.
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