Although Oakland is only a few miles from San Francisco, it is a world away in most regards. Oakland is notorious for its murder rate, car theft, and phyfe side shows these days. There is a huge art community that moved in, lured by the cheap rent; however, there are very few opportunities for people. Another depressing aspect is that there are few places for musicians to play. When I lived there in the mid 90's I watched 3 venues close their doors. About all that was left were the punk club on Gilman street and the Stork Club.
When you hear this track you get the impression that things were not so bad in 1980.
Heaven Sent & Ecstasy - I'm A Lady (LeBaron Edit)
Posted by Joel Brüt |