Songs About Los Angeles: “Southern California” by WAX


This song holds a special place in my mind, not even so much because of the song itself but because the video is just amazing. It’s one of the first videos I remember talking to people about and getting excited when it ran on 120 minutes or wherever it was showing at that point because MTV quickly banned it for a collection of stupid reasons. Something about copycats. Of course this all shouldn’t be surprising since Spike Jonze directed it. That said, it’s actually a kind of catchy song that sticks in your head even if the lyrics don’t make much sense other than dissing LA to some extent. Something about smog. Anyway, I actually bought this album because I liked the video so much, but listening to it wasn’t quite the same as watching it and I’m certain I lost it many many years ago.
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