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Beachwood Sparks

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Los Angeles-based cosmic country-pop combo Beachwood Sparks were formed in mid-1998 by onetime Strictly Ballroom singer/guitarist Chris Gunst, slide guitarist/keyboardist Dave Scher, ex-Further bassist Brent Rademaker, and Lilys drummer Aaron Sperske. Inspired by the pioneering country-rock efforts of West Coast legends like the Byrds, the Flying Burrito Brothers, and Buffalo Springfield, the group issued acclaimed singles for Bomp! ("Desert Skies") and Sub Pop ("Midsummer Daydream") prior to the spring 2000 release of their superb self-titled debut LP. Their polished sophomore effort, Once We Were Trees, followed in fall 2001. A year later, the band released the EP Make the Cowboy Robots Cry. Around the same time, Beachwood Sparks went on unofficial hiatus, during which time the members pursued various side projects including Rademaker's band the Tyde, which also included Scher and Gunst at times, Scher's All Night Radio, and others. In 2012, Beachwood Sparks reunited for the full-length effort The Tarnished Gold. In 2013, the band's previously unreleased debut album, Desert Skies, from which their initial Bomp! singles were culled, received an official pressing on Alive Naturalsound Records. ~ Jason Ankeny
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Beachwood Sparks


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Beachwood Sparks

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Beachwood Sparks

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Desert Skies
  3.   Canyon Ride
  4.   Forget the Song
  5.   Silver Morning After
  6.   Tarnished Gold
  7.   Galapagos by Arlo
  8.   Hibernation by Arlo
  9.   Talk About Lonesome
  10.   Banjo Press Conference
  11.   New County
  12.   Charm
  13.   Something I Don't Recognize
  14.   By Your Side
  15.   This is What He Feels Like
  16.   Sparks Fly Again
  17.   Singing Butterfly
  18.   Sing Your Thoughts by Arlo
  19.   Sister Rose
  20.   Drinkswater by Arlo
  21.   Ghost Dance 1492 by Arlo
  22.   Alone Together
  23.   Make It Together
  24.   Time
  25.   Jugglers Revenge
  26.   This Is What It Feels Like
  27.   Old Sea Miner
  28.   Ponce de Leon Blues by Arlo
  29.   You Take The Gold
  30.   The Sun Surrounds Me
  31.   Confusion Is Nothing New
  32.   Once We Were Trees
  33.   Let It Run
  34.   Water from the Well
  35.   Old Manatee
  36.   Sleeping Butterfly
  37.   The Good Night Whistle
  38.   The Hustler
  39.   Mollusk
  40.   No Queremos Oro
  41.   The Reminder
  42.   The Orange Grass Special
  43.   Midsummer Daydream
  44.   Germination
  45.   Hearts Mend
  46.   Watery Moonlight
  47.   The Calming Seas
  48.   Close Your Eyes
  49.   Yer Selfish Ways
  50.   Nature's Light
  51.   Earl Jean
  52.   See, Oh Three
  53.   Sweet Julie Ann
  54.   Ballad of Never Rider
  55.   Leave That Light On
  56.   Goodbye

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