Sister to LA
- Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Under the Bridge"
- 2Pac feat. Dr. Dre & Roger Troutman, "California Love"
- Patti Smith, "Redondo Beach"
- Rufus Wainwright, "California"
- Snoop Dogg, "Gin and Juice"
- The Ramones, "California Sun"
- Guns N' Roses, "Welcome to the Jungle"
- Frank Zappa, "San Ber'dino"
- Tom Waits, "Hold On"
- Joni Mitchell, "California"
- Lesley Gore, "California Nights"
- Billy Bragg & Wilco, "California Stars"
- Elliott Smith, "Angeles"
- Liz Phair, "Dogs of L.A."
- X, "Los Angeles"
- Beck, "Hollywood Freaks"
- LL Cool J, "Going Back to Cali"
- Tom Petty, "Free Fallin'"
- Led Zeppelin, "Going to California"
- Neil Young, "L.A."
- Green Day, "Welcome to Paradise"
I'm happy with the mix of deep cuts and standards. Underrated tracks from Frank Zappa (a redundancy?) and Liz Phair (ditto?) both honor the state, and my music buddy Jesse hooked me up the excellent yet out-of-print Neil Young number. Then again, I'll never get sick of "Under the Bridge," "Gin and Juice" or even "Free Fallin'."
The sister likes girl groups, so I've included Lesley Gore, and she is also partial to Elliott Smith, Tom Waits and Rufus Wainwright. Sis also probably knows every word to Joni Mitchell's "California," so for good measure I've included it here with the song that Led Zeppelin wrote for Joni.
Welcome to LA, Sis. Enjoy the fun n' games.
PPS> Sis, if you're reading this, the Morningside Heights Post Office is kind of sketchy. If the CD doesn't arrive soon, download it below.
Download here: Sister to LA