Brainwaves – Nov. 1, 2022- Halloween is best in California

It’s Halloween week, which always gets Brian Blum, host of Brainwaves, nostalgic for where he grew up, which in this case is California. So how about a set of California songs? From bands including Phantom Planet, Novi Split, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tripsitter, Led Zeppelin, R.E.M., Semisonic, the Gin Blossoms, Mat Kearney, the Decemberists, The Beach Boys and California Snow Story.

BandSong
Phantom PlanetCalifornia (from the soundtrack to the O.C.)
Red Hot Chili PeppersCalifornication
Novi SplitCalifornia Skies
TripsitterCalifornia Son
Gin BlossomsCalifornia Sun
Led ZeppelinGoing to California
R.E.M.I Remember California
SemisonicCalifornia
Katy PerryCalifornia Gurls
The Beach BoysCalifornia Girls
Mat KearneyNew York to California
The DecemberistsCalifornia One
California Snow StorySuddenly Everything Happens
Jonathan CoultonI Hate California
AmericaVentura Highway
Jerry Jeff WalkerLA Freeway (Live)
The Mountain GoatsShort Song About the 10 Freeway
Aimee MannFreeway
Todd RundgrenEmperor of the Highway
Snow PatrolHeadlights on Dark Roads
Kevin GilbertLonely Road
Mumford and SonsHolland Road
YesPerpetual Change
GenesisThe Light Lies Down on Broadway
Porcupine TreeLazarus
Bruno MarsMarry You
LushLast Night
HolePetals
The CaliforniasLa Di Da
Deaf SchoolWhat a Way to End it All

Author: Brian Blum

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