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You're god! Finally somebody took notice that IS A GENRE!
This is also a "genre with no name" piece, isn't it? That, plus Beckhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZ9KfKx8PmM
never heard of Space before!and only vaguely remember that "Drinkin in LA" groupi guess LA/Orange County is a common denominator with a lot of this stuffa bit of hip hop, a bit of reggae/ska, bit of skatepunk, bit of New Wave....
No Doubt are (were?) sort of in this territory, aren't they? But they lack the West Coast hip-hop influence, which seems to be important for the mellow-but-slightly-sinister vibe, as well as the beats'n'scratches. Bran Van 3000 quote Snoop Dogg, IIRC.Jane's Addiction could maybe have gone that way if they had wanted to sell out properly.'Jane Says" + the 'Funky Drummer' beat = the Number 1 international summer jam smash hit of 1995.Might have had to change the lyrics, though
No Doubt is where I draw the lineBut Sublime have crept up on me, through hearing that song on oldies radio here in LAat the time they did nothing for meBut every else I posted I always liked, including Urban Dance Squad who were actually from Holland I believe, not SoCalif Jane's had gone all "Been Caught Stealin'" they'd have been part of iti suppose, now that you're mentioning "Funky Drummer", that this stuff was kinda like the West Coast equivalent to "baggy" -- alt-rock informed by a bit of hip hop and danceit's also not so very far from Big Audio Dynamite - B.A.D. + the beach
And the ones who really did sell out - big time - in this sort of direction: the Red Hot Chili Peppers