The song "El Cerrito" complains about the gentrification of the SF Bay Area fueled by the mostly south-bay tech companies and their conformist wealth-obsessed employees whose affluent lifestyles have driven up prices especially housing prices forcing many people to live elsewhere.
Tell us what to do Cake is an alternative rock band from Sacramento formed in Someone left the cake out in the rain I don't think that I can take it 'cause it took so long to bake it And I'll never have that recipe again Oh, no!
Jello Biafra with the Melvins. But enough about him. This is a story song from Dog in the Sand about floodwaters flowing to the sea after the dam, built in San Fransisquito Canyon infailed inkilling an estimated people. The second one could be titled "Bakersfield" a conservative city with roots in the oil industry and country music with country songs about the red state half of the golden state that most of the rest of the country is not aware of.
You gotta check out. Sex, drugs and rock 'n roll I got a feeling down in my soul Sex, drugs and rock 'n roll Your never too young your never too old. Check Out. I got this feeling I don't know what to do Sex, drugs and violence Give me something to do, yeah. You gotta check out.
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Uneasy Rider. Basically it was about young people rioting because they couldn't get into clubs late at night. After a couple of great EPs she released her first full album in March "Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit" on which you'll find this song which describes the devastation of Australia's environment, not California's, and mentions the Sunset Strip in Los Angeleeze only to clarify that she's not singing about it, she's singing about the Sunset Strip on Phillip Island, which is south of Melbourne, Australia, but it's a good excuse for me to put her on my list.