What music says
Venice to you
Francisco and His
Francisco Lupica interview
The Rhythm of Venice Beach
Studios, Labels, Venues
Harry Partch poems
Rickie Lee Jones
Songs Inspired by
or Named for Venice
This is reaching a bit, but the Iggy Pop song Kill
City is about Pacific Ocean Park and includes the line, "I'm
living in Kill City where the debris meets the sea."
Venice Beach by The
Confidentials - From their album Brand New Day
The Last Night at the Gas House
A long ballad about the final night when the cops raided the place and
hauled everyone away. Heard by someone at the Unicorn around 1961. Lots
of great verses, both funny and poignant. One correspondent heard it on
FM radio in Los Angeles around 1965. Written and performed by Stevenson
Phillips, an occasional actor and otherwise storyteller. He released an
album Songs and Stories of Stevenson Phillips in 1964 and it is
believed this song is included.
Moon Over Venice
by David Scott written in 1973 has been called the definitive song
about Venice, especially as sung by Silvia Kohan
Venice Beach EP by
Venice Queen is a
Red Hot Chili Peppers song that has been called beautiful, moody, suite-like
- but is it our Venice?
House On Venice Beach song by Jonathan Richman, from
the album I, Jonathan
George Winston wrote Venice
Dreamer and the liner notes say its in memory of David
Fleck - but who was he? Winston's name is associated with some local musicians
such as Joe Fahey, so maybe the music is connected to the American Venice.
Venice by the Sea
is a song on the Venice Underground DVD movie - written and performed
by some combination of Peter DiStefano, David Baerwald, Eric Avery, others
Venice by the Sea
Venice Beat Club
Jazz trumpeter Rick Braun does a number called Missing
Lyrics by the Hurriganes, a Finnish rock and roll band,
Crazy days in Venice west
Laughing like a chimpanzee
Soapy dopes on muscle beach
Stinks like a barrel of cheese
by Pete White, is on his Caravan of Dreams album.
In 2003 Perry Farrell talked about the song To
Match the Sun - how he and his wife, sad about his imminent
departure, went to the Venice seashore. "Let's watch the sun go down
and set our hearts to it. And tomorrow, even though I'll be somewhere
else, we'll watch the sunset and know that we're in tune and feeling each
Eric Marienthal and Jeff Lorger co-wrote One
Day In Venice, described as "sensuous, cool retro-funk,"
and bluesy Hangin' On The Boardwalk
Arco Iris, a band from Argentina that played frequently
at the Comeback Inn, wrote Alive in Venice
She's taking trips on
I'm taking trips on her
Left the sunset back in Venice
I was on the freeway
Say you love me or I'll kill us!
.................................."Freeway" by Porno for Pyros
Venice Pier Strut is
a 30 second piece on an album called Pacific Blue by Franke Christopher,
who used to be in Tangerine Dream.
Bring The Mood
from the Jane's Addiction album Strays is described by one critic as a
"hippy song straight from the burnouts at Venice Beach"
Nights in Venice
is a song by the Saints, but we dont know which Venice this might
We are The Lovesick Lunatics!
Venice Beach, California is where we stay.
Emotional, melodic rock and roll is what we play!
No rules... just a flow...
Venice Mating Call
Tim Buckley song; may or may not be the same as the unreleased "Venice"
he wrote with Larry Beckett
Red Crayola has music named after where it was first
Venice Pavilion Concert, Afternoon
Evening: Piece One
Venice Motel, Evening:
Boogie on the Beach
and Venice USA are written and performed
by The Red Elvises.
Venice Beach is a
track on the album NO/1 by Sofus Forsberg, music of the ambient electronic
Venice Pier Strut
is on the album Pacific Blue by former Tangerine Dream member Franke
I Wanna Call in Sick Today
more fun than ditching work, going on a remorseless comic-book shopping
spree and making love under a lifeguard tower off the Venice Boardwalk
- and subversive anti-capitalist Melanie Bruck makes it all sound so inviting"
Venice Beach by Stevan
Pasero on album Guitar Heartsongs
Smut Merchant of Venice
(Beehive & the Barracudas) is in You've Got Your Orders (Volume
1). How it came about: "The idea was a simple one: contact the musicians
in my record collection and ask them if theyd write a song if I
gave them a song title." Jason Ziemniak, Chrome Peeler Records
Venice Beach Bob
Neuwirth on the 1988 album Back To The Front
Venice Beach - recorded
by Fragile State on their album Just Got Home
Suicide in Venice
- on the album A Tribute to Suicidal Tendencies by Various Artists
Venice Beach Memories
- is on Debbie Yeagers's CD Mood Swing
Got some bad shit
Then I walked the beach in Venice, oh!
from "Bad Shit" by Porno for Pyros
Keep Venice Nude
- song by "Harry "The Hipster" Gibson
Albums, CDs, compilations
The Quiet Storm Of Venice Beach
(2003) is a jazz/soul album recorded by various artists. Tracks
include L.A. Ghetto Serenade and Venice Beach
This album by composer/keyboardist/vocalist Jeanne Newhall was inspired
by Gordon Wagner's poem "Venice" depicting the local scene in
the 1920's. Includes "Race Thru the Clouds", named after one
of the roller coasters of the early amusement park days.
Welcome to Venice - compilation
LP 1985 on Suicidal Records. Suicidal Tendencies , Beowulf , Los Cycos,
No Mercy and Excel
Return to Venice
- album by Suicidal Tendencies
is a DVD featuring Peter DeStefano, David Baerwald, Erick Avery and DJ's
from the streets of Venice, blending techno rhythms and textures with
real guitars, bass and drums
Heaven 90291 is a
2004 album from Sugarbitch
Songs from Venice Beach
- album by Ted Hawkins
Love You Most of All - More
Songs from Venice Beach - album by Ted Hawkins
Venice Beach Blue
- title of a CD offered on eBay, with a song called Venice
Beach, allegedly by Snake Handler Moe, though theres
no such person in Google except for the Simpsons character
Meet Me at Dear Venice
Meet Me at Dear Venice, Near
Los Angeles Town was a song popular somewhere around 1913 to
1915. Music and words were by Earl Burnell Bonner. It was scored for piano,
and apparently the sheet music was sold as a souvenir item, the same way
a CD might be sold today.
The artwork at the
lower edge of the sheet music depicts the Lagoon and Midway