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The latest song-place added is GGF (Golden Gate Fields) - Rancid | Place: 1100 Eastshore Highway, Berkeley, CaliforniaRancid’s "GGF (Golden Gate Fields)" is about defiance, perseverance, and guts. Unlike the band’s more overtly political songs, it’s not concerned with any particular social cause or injustice. The song focuses the eye of the microscope a lot closer than that. It’s a note of encouragement scrawled in jagged letters on crumpled notebook paper for everyone and anyone who has ever been counted out, snubbed, or serially underestimated. It’s also a warning to all those who do the counting,... [read more]

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The latest comment is posted by Jimbo James from Florda about Wolverton Mountain - Claude King and Merle Kilgore | Place: Woolverton Mountain, ArkansasEspecially because Clowers was Kilgore's uncle, it's a near certainty that Kilgore & King knew the correct spelling of the mountain's name. The probably felt that "Wolverton" would look better in the song's title.

Likewise, Kilgore probably knew his uncle better than to believe that he was a gunfighter and knife-fighter. As some have pointed out, the song was probably written jokingly, a good-natured joke for Kilgore's uncle.

It certainly brought to Clowers a lot of fame, of a positive nature.

Jimbo James