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juloxx
04-03-2010, 12:29 AM
http://www.npr.org/blogs/daydreaming/2008/07/see_the_music.html

Think these guys know what they are talking about?

Edit:I fucked up, this is supposed to be in Music Lounge.

coldwarriddim
04-03-2010, 01:11 AM
cali love way down at 5 huh. how about sleep now in the fire

TomAz
04-03-2010, 06:39 AM
I made a mix of all California songs on iTunes a while back. I may have even posted it on here. This was several years ago.

X - "Los Angeles"
Peter Gabriel - "San Jacinto"
The Magnetic Fields - "California Girls"
Mama & the Papas - "California Dreamin"
Scott Silipigni - "San Francisco"
Wilco - "California Stars"
The Beat Farmers - "California Kid"
Scott McKenzie - "San Francisco (Flowers in Your Hair)"
The Waco Brothers - "Napa Valley"
Elliott Smith - "LA"
Allison Moorer - "Cold in California"
The Thrills - "Big Sur"
Jay Farrar - "Barstow"
The Decemberists - "Los Angeles, I'm Yours"
CCR - "Lodi"
Dave Alvin - "King of California"
Tom Russell - "California Snow"
Natalie Merchant - "San Andreas Fault"

amyzzz
04-03-2010, 06:51 AM
I haven't looked at the link, but I like that Frank Black song "Los Angeles" (which is probably not even about California anyway).

suprefan
04-03-2010, 07:10 AM
They are taking suggestions, the list is 5 notable ones, not the top 5.... Read next time.. :nono

http://www.npr.org/blogs/daydreaming/2008/07/shereen_needs_music.html


And Toms list is missing Wayne Newton '' I Love L.A.'', btut other than that, I like it.

El.C.Dub
04-03-2010, 07:28 AM
lol @ wayne newton. you mean randy newman

whynotsmile99
04-03-2010, 10:14 AM
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JustSteve
04-03-2010, 10:24 AM
where are the eagles?

Ardentbiscuit
04-03-2010, 10:38 AM
Before Slap Chop, Sham Wow and Steve Porter...Vince Offer was a struggling comedian and filmmaker...

He made this song about LA...

From the Underground Comedy Movie..

It goes on forever and ever...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2oVWSfZ9Bk

vinylmartyr
04-04-2010, 12:30 PM
I knew the guy who playe the hari Krishna in that movie.

TomAz
04-04-2010, 12:37 PM
lol @ wayne newton. you mean randy newman

I can't tell them apart myself.

TallGuyCM
04-04-2010, 01:19 PM
I think when you use the term "iconic" it should mean songs that most people in society would recognize. And most people in society have no idea who the Decemberists are.

AND really, NPR? "Led Zepplin"? "The Mommas and the Poppas"? Even getbetter could tell you that those names aren't spelled correctly.

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04-25-2010, 02:43 PM
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PrettyRagdoll
04-25-2010, 02:49 PM
I made a mix of all California songs on iTunes a while back. I may have even posted it on here. This was several years ago.

X - "Los Angeles"
Peter Gabriel - "San Jacinto"
The Magnetic Fields - "California Girls"
Mama & the Papas - "California Dreamin"
Scott Silipigni - "San Francisco"
Wilco - "California Stars"
The Beat Farmers - "California Kid"
Scott McKenzie - "San Francisco (Flowers in Your Hair)"
The Waco Brothers - "Napa Valley"
Elliott Smith - "LA"
Allison Moorer - "Cold in California"
The Thrills - "Big Sur"
Jay Farrar - "Barstow"
The Decemberists - "Los Angeles, I'm Yours"
CCR - "Lodi"
Dave Alvin - "King of California"
Tom Russell - "California Snow"
Natalie Merchant - "San Andreas Fault"

I was a little pissed that while playing at the Hollywood Bowl, the Decemberists didn't play "Los Angeles, I'm Yours"

fatbastard
04-25-2010, 03:43 PM
where are the eagles?

Plenty of east coasters personify our state with that very song.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
04-25-2010, 04:07 PM
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This is one of the most definitive California songs for me

along with this

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JustSteve
04-25-2010, 04:12 PM
the theme song from "the o.c." by phantom planet

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
04-25-2010, 04:16 PM
Also called "California"...admittedly extremely catchy

kitt kat
04-26-2010, 07:57 PM
NPR intern Sarah Whites-Koditschek to the intern's natural habita

AHHH, it was made by a pandering entry-level hipster. Explains the Decemberists, the mispellings...

And WTF, no Joni Mitchell? You sure, biotch? And California Girls? Fire this girl immediately.

(ie: I wish I could work at NPR...)

JamesMills
04-26-2010, 11:42 PM
lol, that list is awful. Billy BRag / Wilcos "California Stars" should definitely be on there, btw

JamesMills
04-26-2010, 11:42 PM
So should Mason Jennings' "California"

chrisaiv
03-03-2014, 08:53 PM
There's an app on Spotify called @geotunes (http://twitter.com/geotunes) that helps you find songs about California, Los Angeles, more by simply clicking around on a map. http://open.spotify.com/app/geotunes

Listening
03-04-2014, 08:14 AM
I see Lodi has been mentioned, and San Francisco...so a few I don't think mentioned so far.

Streets of Bakersfield
Folsom Prison Blues/San Quentin
Do You Know The Way To San Jose
(Sitting on) The Dock of the Bay