PopOff #19: The Sound Of California

Each week in July, I celebrate a state’s music heritage with a mini episode but when California popped up on the Theme-A-Tron, there was no way a mini episode was going to cut it. And even with a full episode there was too much to wade through so I did what any smart programmer does… I made somebody else do all the work by making it all request. So here’s a microscopic fraction of California’s musical legacy that kicks serious ass.

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1. Night Ranger – Secret Of My Success
2. Van Halen – Panama
3. Pointer Sisters – You Gotta Believe In Something
4. The Doobie Brothers – Listen To The Music
5. Tommy Castro & The Painkillers – Nasty Habits
6. Huey Lewis and the News – Who Cares
7. The Tubes – Drivin’ All Night
8. The Runaways – I’m A Million
9. Suzanne Vega – Headshots
10. Chris Isaak – Dancin’
11. Maurice Tani – Kitchen Fire
12. The T-Sisters – Bring Us Back
13. David Luning – A Little Bit Bad
14. Bonnie Raitt – Fundamental Things
15. Etta James – Take It To The Limit
16. Hole – Celebrity Skin
17. L7 – Fast And Frightening
18. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Coffee Shop
19. The Runaways – Gotta Get Out Tonight
20. Van Halen – Ain’t Talkin’ Bout Love
21. Sylvester – Stars
22. Bonnie Pointer – Heave Must Have Sent You
23. Teena Marie – Need Your Luvin’
24. Malo – Suavecito
25. Goldie and the Gingerbreads – Thinkin’ About The Good Times
26. The Pandoras – I Want My Caveman
27. The Cramps – Uranium Rock
28. Eddie and the Showmen – Squad Car
29. Lees Presson and the Nails – Jumpin’ Jack Flash
30. Tom Tom Club – Love Wave
31. Sparks – All You Ever Think About Is Sex
32. Weird Al – My Bologna
33. The Nuns – You Think You’re The Best
34. Cherie Curie & Marie Curie – Since You’ve Been Gone
35. Starcrawler – Pussy Tower
36. Huey Lewis and the News – Bobo Tempo
37. Buck O-Nine – My Town
38. Beck – Where It’s At
39. Suzanne Vega – Left Of Center
40. Martika – Love Thy Will Be Done
41. Belinda Carlisle – Big Scary Animal
42. Suzanne Vega – Blood Makes Noise
43. The Runaways – Rock ‘n’ Roll
44. Van Halen – Right Now
45. Huey Lewis and The News – Power Of Love (Extended Mix)
46. Pointer Sisters – Dare Me
47. En Vogue – Give It Up, Turn It Loose
48. Cheryl Lynn – Good Time
49. Lydia Pense & T.O.P. – Dead

Vince Guaraldi Trio – Linus and Lucy

Lydia Pense & T.O.P. – Dead
The Pandoras – I Want My Caveman
Huey Lewis and the News – Bobo Tempo

NOTE: Goldie and the Gingerbreads while FABULOUS are actually out of New York. I had gotta that ALL Mixed up. Still no complaints!

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