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The Go-Go's Take Their Girlie Show from the Gutter to the Mall

In this special 1980s edition of the United Sounds of Los Angeles, the rebel belles of L.A.'s punk scene record their groundbreaking debut against a backdrop of interpersonal drama, wild partying, and raw talent Read more...

Ozomatli's Map of Your World

The United Sounds of Los Angeles #9: Born out of an old fashioned protest, a nine-member multiracial ensemble files dispatches from pre-Y2K L.A. Read more...

Will the Real Barry Manilow Please Stand Up?

The United Sounds of Los Angeles #8: Considering how he started the decade as a faceless, Julliard-educated gay-bathhouse pianist, Barry Allen Pincus's rise to fame was one of the more remarkable success stories of the 1970s Read more...

Halfway Between Watts and Charles Manson: Local Idol Arthur Lee

The United Sounds of Los Angeles #7: With Forever Changes, Lee and his band of minstrels unveiled a gorgeous, unsettling masterwork Read more...

Berry Gordy's Gamble by the Sea

The United Sounds of Los Angeles #6: Remember when Motown had a state-of-the-art, two-story studio complex on Romaine complete with an atrium and an al fresco rooftop conference room? Read more...

How L7's Barbaric Yawp Formed the Connective Tissue Between Seattle and L.A.

The United Sounds of Los Angeles #5: In the midst of the Seattle-driven grunge era, L7 planted a flag for LA-LA Land Read more...

A Requiem for Jackson Browne's Dream

The United Sounds of Los Angeles #4: In '70s Los Angeles, Jackson Browne was asking the big questions Read more...

When Charlie Parker Came to L.A.: The Peaks and Valleys of a Jazz Genius

The United Sounds of Los Angeles #3: How a two-month stint turned into a two-year odyssey of jam sessions, crashing on people's couches, causing havoc in public places, and once in a while standing still for recording dates Read more...

East L.A. Roots Rockers Fly Their Avant-Garde Freak Flag

The United Sounds of Los Angeles #2: Experience the weirder side of Los Lobos Read more...

Welcome to "Boomtown," the Brilliant, Noirish Soundtrack to 1986 L.A.

The United Sounds Of Los Angeles #1: Two aspiring music stars meet in a nightclub and form a studio partnership that lasts for only one album Read more...

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