Sound & Groove: "California On My Mind" Part 1

 
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The criminally little-known but influential Los Angeles-based outfit X, which put out several tremendous albums in the first half of the 80s with a sound that may have been dubbed punk at the outset but showed a unique sense of melody, vocal harmony and cohesion missing from most music in the genre or the L.A. punk territory in general. Though they'd slowly veer toward a brighter, more rockabilly "cowpunk" type of sound before their first split as a group in 1986, X would endure as one of the truly original groups of that scene

The criminally little-known but influential Los Angeles-based outfit X, which put out several tremendous albums in the first half of the 80s with a sound that may have been dubbed punk at the outset but showed a unique sense of melody, vocal harmony and cohesion missing from most music in the genre or the L.A. punk territory in general. Though they'd slowly veer toward a brighter, more rockabilly "cowpunk" type of sound before their first split as a group in 1986, X would endure as one of the truly original groups of that scene

This is the 1st official podcast episode of 2019 here on the Sound & Groove Podcast. It’s the 1st in a 2-part theme on songs about California. It could be about somewhere, something or some aspect of the Golden Coast state but whatever the case, I've chosen the best for these 2 episodes. It's all fair game for another series of tremendous tunes you'll hopefully enjoy. And if you haven't been keeping up with S&G on Music of Evan's Mind and/or its home at www.notthepublicbroadcaster.com, here's the breakdown: Every month there will be a theme that the selection of music is centred around. It will be jam-packed with my analysis, synopses, anecdotes and other witticisms you might enjoy while I play edited-down versions of each tune. And not to worry, because each month will contain a different theme than the last. Got it? Get it? Good. Happy listening to you all.

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Track Listing:

1. California Girl- Eddie Floyd (1970)

2. San Diego Serenade- Tom Waits (1974)

3. San Francisco Patrol- Robyn Hitchcock (2014)

4. Santa Barbara- World Party (2000)

5. Los Angeles- X (1980)

6. Sandy Beaches- Delbert McClinton (1981)

7. Hollywood- Rufus & Chaka Khan (1977)

8. L.A. County- Lyle Lovett (1987)

Info of note:

Intro- "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love?" by the Spinners (1972)

Outro- "Living A Little, Laughing A Little" by the Spinners (1974)

All comments, questions and feedback are greatly welcomed and appreciated! I encourage participation. Even though I drain an hour off your life by listening to the podcast then checking through the links, at least you don't have to fork over your money to me... though if you feel like, you know... But in all seriousness, let me now what you'd like to hear or see and I'll consider it. Popular approval doesn't always sway me but having fans or listeners get their input would be just grand!

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