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please share your California music

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by wilson brother, Jul 16, 2006.

  1. wilson brother

    wilson brother Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  2. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Well-Known Member

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    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...
     
  3. romafan

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    Tom Waits, Dave Alvin, Flamin' Groovies, Merle Haggard, Grateful Dead, etc.

    Fleetwood Mac = British, no?
     
  4. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  5. j

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    Flamin Groovies and Love are two of my all time favorite bands.
     
  6. Get Smart

    Get Smart Well-Known Member

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    Good California music w/sweet melodies and good lyrics

    Black Flag
    Circle Jerks
    Descendents
    Suicidal Tendencies
    Bad Religion

    [​IMG]
     
  7. lawyerdad

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    Tom Waits, Dave Alvin, Flamin' Groovies, Merle Haggard, Grateful Dead, etc.

    Fleetwood Mac = British, no?

    Fleetwood Mac = British, yes.
     
  8. pinchi22

    pinchi22 Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  9. lawyerdad

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    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.
     
  10. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  11. Steve B.

    Steve B. Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  12. j

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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.
     
  13. lawyerdad

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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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    denimdestroyedmylife Well-Known Member

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    lawyerdad Well-Known Member

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    Everclear
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    X
    Blasters
     
  17. Stu

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    Tom Waits, Dave Alvin, Flamin' Groovies, Merle Haggard, Grateful Dead, etc.

    Fleetwood Mac = British, no?


    I thought Merle was on California via San Quentin. Was he not originally an Okie, or do I just think that because of the song Okie from Muskogee?
     
  18. Stu

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    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.


    Thirds on Warren Zevon. Man he was wild in the day. That line in Excitable Boy about how "He took the pot roast and rubbed it all over his chest." is supposedly a true story. His wife made a pot roast and he loved it so much, that in a vodka-fueled haze rubbed all over his chest, because he could not find the words to adequately express his appreciation for such a fine culinary fete. I still say "Sentimental Hygene" is one of the all-time great rock records and belongs in any Billboard or Rolling Stone or whatever Top 20 list of greatest albums of all time.
     
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    Sublime
    Yes, I think they're well qualified to represent the LBC. However, most people I know got their fill of them in 1997.
     
  20. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Well-Known Member

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    I prefer Snoop for my LBC rep, TYVM.
    Ummmm...

    NWA!!!

    Cali music!
     

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