please share your California music

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  1. wilson brother

    wilson brother Senior 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

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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?
     


  4. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Big Winner

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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

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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


  6. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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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

    lawyerdad Senior member

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

    Fleetwood Mac = British, no?

    Fleetwood Mac = British, yes.
     


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    pinchi22 Senior 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

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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. Go Spurs Go

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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

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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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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    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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