LA Metblogs will begin a series of posts on Monday called “Songs About Los Angeles.” It will last about three weeks. But this is no Top Ten or Best Of series.
This is personal.
We will share the song (or songs) about LA that meant something significant to each of us. Los Angeles is a strange and wonderful city and has inspired some strange and wonderful music. We will delve into songs that had impact on us, songs that represent certain periods and places in our lives within this city we may (or may not) call home.
We look forward to your input as well.
UPDATE: Click past the jump for a compilation of the posts in the series as they unfold.
Songs About Los Angeles:
“Los Angeles” by Frank Black (David Markland)
“Beverly Hills” by Circle Jerks (Sean Bonner)
“In California” by Lisa Marr (Lucinda Michele)
“Los Angeles” by X (Travis Koplow)
“Los Angeles” by X (Julia Frey)
“Southern California” by Wax (Sean Bonner)
“Los Angeles I’m Yours” by the Decemberists (Queequeg)
“Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns N Roses (Matt Mason)
“Valley Girl” by Frank and Moon Unit Zappa (Jodi Kurland)
“Little Old Lady From Pasadena” by Jan and Dean (Frazgo)
“Fuck Tha Police” by NWA (Lulu of the Lotus-Eaters, aka David Mertz)
“Straight Outta Compton” by NWA (Sean Bonner)
“California” by Joni Mitchell (Chal Pivik)
“People Of The Sun” by Rage Against The Machine (Mike Winder)
“Under The Bridge” by Red Hot Chili Peppers (Julia Frey)
“Moving to LA” by Art Brut (Travis Koplow)
“Los Angeles” by X (Burns!)
“Can’t Take This Town” by Colin Hay (Jodi Kurland)
“Beverly Hills” by Weezer (Sean Bonner)
“Sunset People” by Donna Summer (Chal Pivik)
“California Dreamin'” by The Mamas and The Papas (Frazgo)
“Que Honda Guero” by Beck (Mike Winder)
“Rooming House on Venice Beach” by Jonathan Richman (Lulu of the Lotus Eaters)
“The New Year’s Flood” by Woody Guthrie (Will Campbell)
“Cruisin’ (Lucy and Ramona and Sunset Sam)” by Michael Nesmith (Will Campbell)
“Electrolite” by REM (Jodi Kurland)
“Pico and Sepulveda” by Felix Figueroa and His Orchestra (Will Campbell)
“LA” by Neil Young (Chal Pivik)
“MacArthur Park” by Donna Summer (Chal Pivik)
“Blue Jay Way” by The Beatles (Chal Pivik)
“LA Woman” by The Doors (Chal Pivik)