Mix Tape

Golden States

Some Songs About California

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There really is something different about California. The proximity to mountains and oceans, forests and deserts, and heavily populated areas alternated with tiny little towns filled with a citizenry by turns hyper-liberal and hyper-conservative creates a huge, wildly varied patchwork that’s unlike anywhere else in the United States. Dirty Impound is located in the northern part of the Golden State, and our worldview is very much informed by our roots in the swinging 70s in the San Francisco Bay Area. While we wouldn’t dare attempt to define the state, we do think this selection of tunes offers some nifty POV on what makes Cali tick. And yes, we included the damn Zeppelin song – we aren’t made of stone.

Track listing below.

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Golden States Track Listing

  1. California Breezes – David Vandervelde
  2. California – Jeff Klein
  3. Hollywood – America
  4. Electric Los Angeles Sunset – Al Stewart
  5. Potrero Road – The Mother Hips
  6. Alcatraz – Niagara
  7. …If You See California – Chris Robinson
  8. Going To California – Led Zeppelin
  9. Yerba Buena – Bart Davenport
  10. San Francisco Bay Blues – Tom Rush
  11. Midnight, California – Dave Gleason
  12. Maybe California – Neal Casal
  13. Love In California – Nicki Bluhm
  14. California – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  15. California Saga/California – The Beach Boys
  16. Out of L.A. – Jude
  17. California – The Babys
  18. Hollywood Nights – Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
  19. Danville – Chris Knight
  20. California Dreamin’ – The Mamas & The Papas
  21. California Way – Tim Bluhm