It could be where you grew up, where you always wanted to go, or just a quirky spot you came across in your travels. If you write songs, there's a good chance one of these alluring locations gave you a shot of inspiration. These are the stories about the places behind the songs, and how they got there. Click on the map - you might be in a Song Place right now.
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The latest song-place added is Rancid’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,... GGF (Golden Gate Fields) - Rancid | Place: 1100 Eastshore Highway, Berkeley, California [read more]
| 317521 hits. Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil | Place: Kintore Mountains, Australia | 43264 hits. Kokomo - The Beach Boys | Place: Islamorada, Florida | 32832 hits. Ode to Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry | Place: Tallahatchie Bridge, Choctaw Ridge, Mississippi | 30849 hits. Possum Kingdom - The Toadies | Place: Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas | 30734 hits. My City Was Gone - Pretenders | Place: Akron, Ohio | 25704 hits. San Bernardino - The Mountain Goats | Place: San Bernardino, California | 24104 hits. Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison | Place: 12th Street and Vine, Kansas City | 21909 hits. The Ludlow Massacre - Woody Guthrie | Place: Ludlow, Colorado | 21029 hits. Creeque Alley - The Mamas and the Papas | Place: Creeque Alley, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands | 20935 hits. Hotel California - Eagles | Place: The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, California | 18869 hits. April in Paris - Ella Fitzgerald | Place: Paris, France | 18586 hits. Alice's Restaurant Massacree - Arlo Guthrie | Place: Theresa's Stockbridge Cafe, Stockbridge, Massachusetts | 18036 hits. Winchester Cathedral - The New Vaudeville Band | Place: Winchester Cathedral, England | 17067 hits. Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2 | Place: BogSide, Derry, Northern Ireland | 16231 hits. The Little Old Lady From Pasadena - Jan & Dean | Place: Pasadena, California
The latest comment is posted by Especially 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. Jimbo James from Florda about Wolverton Mountain - Claude King and Merle Kilgore | Place: Woolverton Mountain, Arkansas 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