L.A. River

Album: Let the Dominoes Fall (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • This straight up punk rock song is mostly sung by bassist Matt Freeman. He explained on the band's MySpace site: "I sing lead on this song. It's about people coming to LA, not making it out and getting caught up in all sorts of bad stuff. The LA River is the backdrop. It doesn't look much like a river to me, but it still has a certain beauty about it. The song has an X type of harmony in the chorus and a rockabilly guitar part. We love this city and have been influenced by all the great LA bands. X, Chircle Jerks, Bad Religion, Blasters, Black Flag, etc. Novels of James Elroy, Jack Webb police shows, Adam 12, Dragnet."

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