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please share your California music

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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.
 

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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...
 

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

Fleetwood Mac = British, no?
 
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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.
 

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

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Good California music w/sweet melodies and good lyrics

Black Flag
Circle Jerks
Descendents
Suicidal Tendencies
Bad Religion

 

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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.
 

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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
 

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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.
 
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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
 

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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
 

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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.
 

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Originally Posted by j
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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Sublime
 

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