California Songs

Album: Whatever Happened to P.J. Soles? (2004)
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  • Thanks to artists like The Beach Boys and a thriving music scene, California has been mythologized in a number of songs, as has New York City. Local H is from Zion, Illinois, which doesn't get mentioned in a lot of songs. In this track, they take aim at the arrogance of the coastal cities in the United States that act like there's nothing going on in the Midwest.
  • Despite the clearly anti-California and New York lyrics, the song is still very well received when the band plays this song in those states.
  • Lead singer Scott Lucas has called this song "the battle cry of the Midwest." >>
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    James - La Crosse, WI, for all above
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Comments: 3

  • Joe from Chicago, Ilyea brian (the drummer) actually lived in california and now lives in NY...
  • Grant from Mpls, Mnstrangely no there not. they are from Zion, Illinois.
  • Mindy from Bristol, CtStrangely, the band is from Connecticut.
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