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Re: Songs about obscure places.

Postby jdzaharia » Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:07 pm

A Gary Allan song with a lot of references to California.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktglqYAQ-K4

I-405
Humboldt County
Hollywood sign
Laurel and Vine -- I think he's referring to Laurel Canyon Blvd and Vine St in LA. But these don't intersect. Maybe he's talking about a different Laurel and Vine somewhere. If anybody knows, post it up.
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Re: Songs about obscure places.

Postby Bubba Suess » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:51 pm

I am going to contravene my own stipulation and throw in a Texas one:


Idalou and New Deal Texas. That is pretty obscure. I still think Jackpot and Adel take the cake though.
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Re: Songs about obscure places.

Postby butitsadryheat » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:47 pm

Again, one about my armpit of Cali

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Re: Songs about obscure places.

Postby Andrew Rankine » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:03 am

Crosby, Stills & Nash- Marrakesh Express:


Take the train from Casablanca going South
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Re: Songs about obscure places.

Postby Kiefer » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:34 am

How on EARTH has no one posted ZZ Top yet??



"Streets of Laredo" (Cash version)
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Re: Songs about obscure places.

Postby Kiefer » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:36 am

"The Gates of Istanbul" -Loreena McKennit


"Night Ride Across the Caucasaus" -Lorenna McKennit


"Skellig" (Skellig Islands) -Loreenna McKennit
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Re: Songs about obscure places.

Postby lcarreau » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:08 am

Larry Fast/Synergy - PHOBOS AND DEIMOS GO TO MARS ... (Parts 1 & 2) ... :wink:

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Re: Songs about obscure places.

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Re: Songs about obscure places.

Postby butitsadryheat » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:05 am

somewhere I heard this was to be about those places west of the Mississippi :lol:
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Re: Songs about obscure places.

Postby jdzaharia » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:52 pm

A song about the Powder River and a mention of the Bighorn Mountains: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOwYAicz3fk

And one referring to the Franklin Mountains near El Paso, TX: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wjADHXhxHE

Although it's not really west of the Miss, because the river starts south of there, here is another Tom Russell song I ran across about the Mesabi Iron Range in Minnesota: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7D6EocyCiZM

Whitefish Bay, MI: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgI8bta-7aw

And for good measure, another that mentions Bakersfield, and acknowledges that all that's left there is a jukebox: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4gf7Gs1SCg
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Re: Songs about obscure places.

Postby Noondueler » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:43 pm

zodis wrote:
"They ran so fast they ran though the brambles, they ran through the bushes where the rabbits couldn't go, They rans so fast the hounds couldn't catch 'um down the Missisippi to the Gulf of Mexico!"
-Johnny Horton, "The Battle of New Orleans"
btw -Jerry Reed knew how to pick up a guitar and PLAY IT!
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Re: Songs about obscure places.

Postby butitsadryheat » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:47 am

Noondueler wrote:btw -Jerry Reed knew how to pick up a guitar and PLAY IT!


^^^This^^^
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Re: Songs about obscure places.

Postby RickF » Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:59 am

Robert Plant, post Zepplin solo, Twenty-Nine Palms.

Oh-oh-oh 29 Palms
I feel the heat of your desert heart
Leading me back down the road that leads back to you.
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