Episode 78 – Songs About Los Angeles

This week we take a look at the songs that define our podcast’s hometown. (Well, technically we record in Burbank, but close enough.) Our choices run the gamut to sing along songs you hear after a win by our local sportsball teams to laments about the crushed spirits of dreamers who came here and became broken by the quest for fame.

Also: Frank Zappa really hates the way girls from the Valley talked in the 1980s!

SHOW NOTES:

2:25 – “Straight Outta Compton” by N.W.A. (Joint Choice)

7:15 – “Screenwriter’s Blue” by Soul Coughing

10:19 – “Los Angeles” by X

14:18 – Get a free 30-day trial at Audible.com by going to www.audible.com/rushmore. This week’s audiobook pick: “Under the Big Black Sun” by John Doe and Tom DeSavia.

16:00 – “Valley Girl” by Frank and Moon Zappa

20:16 – “Celluloid Heroes” by the Kinks

24:03 – “I Love LA” – by Randy Newman

29:20 – “Desperados Under the Eaves” by Warren Zevon

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