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  • #45085

    SG
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    States:
    Dambuilders-Idaho
    Caustic Resin-California
    Grifters-Arizona
    Big Black-Texas
    Paul Whiteman-Louisiana
    Hazel-Blank Florida
    Mountain Goats-Going To Georgia
    Archers Of Loaf-South Carolina
    Sonny Boy Williamson-Down In Virginia
    Red House Painters-Lake Michigan
    Juliana Hatfield-Feelin Massachusetts
    Captain Beefheart-Moonlight In Vermont
    Neil Young-The Emporer Of Wyoming
    Scarce-Rains Of Kansas
    Liz Phair-South Dakota
    Bad Brains-Banned In DC
    Low-Missouri

    Anyone have any songs about cities,countries,etc.
    post them here.

    <small>[ 07-24-2002, 09:02 AM: Message edited by: Salamiguy ]</small>

    #70731

    Cloud9
    Participant

    Spinvis * Herfst & Nieuwegein

    #70732

    Long Distance Drunk
    Participant

    Twin Falls–Built to Spill
    Pittsburgh’s Hottest Babes–Karl Hendricks Trio
    Olympia, Wa–Rancid

    #70733

    malcom
    Participant

    B52’s-My Own Idaho
    Phantom Planet-Calafornia
    The Clash- London’s Burning
    The Clash- London Calling
    Rancid-California Sun
    The Clash-White Man in Hammersmith Palace
    The Clash-Rock the Casbah

    Gee, My list is really monotonous.

    #70734

    Bucky Ramone
    Participant

    Ryan Adams – New York, New York
    Willard Grant Conspiracy – Christmas in Nevada
    Strokes – NYC Cops
    Crosby, Still, Nash & Young – Ohio
    The Beautiful South – Rotterdam (or anywhere)
    Martha and the Muffins – Was Ezo
    Martha and the Muffins – Saigon
    ….many more to follow….. <img>

    #70735

    buckingham rabbit
    Participant

    I don’t think a lot of these songs are actually *about* these places, but at least they get referenced, if not only in the title.

    Yo La Tengo–Night falls on Hoboken
    Red House Painters–Grace Cathedral Park
    Scott McKenzie–San Francisco
    Richie Havens–San Francisco Bay Blues
    Tom Paxton–Leaving London
    Jason and the Scorchers–Hot Nights in Georgia
    The Kinks–Oklahoma USA
    M. Ward–Carolina
    Gram Parsons–Streets of Baltimore

    that’s it for now since I am at work and really should be doing other things.

    #70736

    Chris
    Participant

    Neil Diamond – Kentucky Woman
    John Denver – Rocky Mountain High (Colorado)
    John Denver – TAKE ME HOME, COUNTRY ROADS (West Virginia)
    Frank Sinartra – New York, New York

    Don’t ask why I know these. Chris <img>

    #70737

    Bucky Ramone
    Participant

    Lou Reed – Berlin
    Clash – Guns of brixton
    Beastie Boys – No sleep ’til Brooklyn
    They might be Giants – Istanbul, not Constantinople
    Elvis Presley – Viva Las Vegas
    Leonard Cohen – First we take Manhattan
    Future Sound of London – Papua New Guinea
    Nick Cave – Tupelo
    Frans Boermans – Venlo, stedje van lol en plezeer <img>

    a couple of fictional places:
    Clash – Hitsville UK
    Steve Miller Band – Macho City <img>
    XTC – The major of Simpleton
    Will Smith – Gotham City

    #70738

    Cloud9
    Participant

    Sue Daniels * Collect Call (From Ibiza)
    Motorpsycho * Albuquerque
    Reindeer Section * Budapest

    #70739

    rosa
    Participant

    Dammit, I was going to post ‘Viva Las Vegas’.

    Freddy Cannon- ‘Tallahassee Lassie’
    Reverend Horton Heat- ‘Pride of San Jacinto’
    Raekwon- ‘Live from New York’
    Flat Duo Jets- ‘Virginia Surf’, ‘California Luau’
    Blues Traveler- ‘Manhattan Prophesie’
    2Pac & Dr Dre- ‘California’
    Hoagy Carmichael- ‘Baltimore Oriole’
    Tammy Wynette(?)- ‘Kansas City’

    #70740

    malcom
    Participant

    I think the Clash have more locations in their songs than anybody.

    case in point-
    The Clash-Spanish Bombs ("in andalucia. . .in costa rica. . .in costa brava. . .in guatalmala)

    More FIctional places-
    MXPX-lonesome town
    THE CLASH-Garageland

    #70741

    Bucky Ramone
    Participant

    Tom Waits special:

    I’ll take New York
    San Diego Serenade
    Telephone call from Istanbul
    Christmas card from a hooker in Minneapolis
    Jersey girl
    Putnam County
    Johnsburg, Illinois

    #70742

    buckingham rabbit
    Participant

    CCR–Lodi
    Flying Burrito Brothers–Colorado
    Johnny Cash–Folsom Prison Blues
    Johnny Cash–Jackson
    Interpol–NYC
    Red House Painters–New Jersey
    Big Star–India Song
    The Kinks–Australia
    David Bowie–The London Boys
    Stiff Little Fingers–No Sleep till Belfast
    Pavement–Fillmore Jive
    Webb Pierce–Tupelo County Jail

    #70743

    AGAP
    Participant

    I Wanna go to New York City-The Demics
    The American Ruse-MC5
    London Boys-Johnny Thunders
    Casablanca-The Saints
    Hell In New York-Slaughter and The Dogs
    The Train From Kansas City-The Shangrilas
    Kill Surf City-JAMC
    Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell <img> -Stooges
    Last Train To Satansville-Swervedriver
    City Slang-Sonics Rendezvous Band

    Allison

    <small>[ 07-24-2002, 03:05 PM: Message edited by: Valentine Frankenstein ]</small>

    #70744

    Cloud9
    Participant

    Dead Man Ray * Berchem
    Royal City * In Havana The Stars
    Kings Of Convenience * Amsterdam Song
    Josh Rouse * Dressed Up Like Nebraska

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