Sunday, December 5, 2010

California Girls

I wish they all could be

California gurrrls

This is a story that begins with LSD

It was Brian Wilson's first experience with the drug that inspired the song California Girls

Twenty years later David Lee Roth comes out with a cover version in the mid 80's. It also becomes a hit.

Twenty years later the Dresden Dolls made a music video inspired by David Lee Roth's version called Shores of California

And then there is the most recent influence of California "Gurls" by Katy Perry.

There is such a huge contrast between each band/singer. It's interesting to think how each musician defines or redefines male and female roles.

And the fashion award for the best California music video goes to... David Lee Roth. I don't know what did it, maybe it was the day-glo orange suit, or the multi-coloured, striped, stirrup tights. However, Amanda Palmer's Russian hat with kitty ears needs to be mass produced.

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