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Dirty Heads

Following in the footsteps of their California brothers Sublime, Huntington Beach's Dirty Heads mix hip-hop, reggae, and rock along with that laid-back South Cali attitude. The group formed in 2003 when punk rocker Dustin Bushnell (aka Duddy B) asked his friend, rapper Jared Watson (aka Dirty J), to collaborate on a project that would focus on positive vibes and infectious grooves. Watson added singing to his vocal skills, and with percussionist Jon Olazabal joining, an acoustic trio version of Dirty Heads began playing shows and building an audience. They soon hooked up with producer Rob Cavallo and headed into the studio to record their debut album for Warner Bros., but differences with the label had them looking for other opportunities. Still, the band was able to retain most of its work, including sessions with drummer Josh Freese, along with the late-Beatles collaborator Billy Preston in one of the keyboardist's last recordings. The finished album, Any Port in a Storm, would arrive in 2008, with a deluxe edition following in 2010. The deluxe version featured the track "Lay Me Down" with special guest Rome Ramirez of Sublime with Rome. The song would top Billboard's Alternative Songs chart just before the summer of 2010. They followed up two years later with Cabin by the Sea and later recorded an acoustic version of the title track. This, in turn, led to an entire acoustic album in 2013 called Home: Phantoms of Summer. Dirty Heads' next album, Sound of Change, would prove to be a breakthrough for the now-veteran band, debuting at number eight on the Billboard Top 200 while topping the Independent and Alternative Albums charts upon its May 2014 release. Building on their renewed success, Dirty Heads enlisted a bevy of industry hitmakers to work on their self-titled 2016 follow-up which, thanks to its mainstream appeal, again charted high on the Billboard Top 200. The following year saw the band drop the Dessert EP, as well as the singles "Vacation" and "Staloney." ~ David Jeffries
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Stations Featuring
Dirty Heads

    New Alternative First

    New Alternative First
    2 songs

    Top Alternative

    Top Alternative
    1 song

    Alternative Mix

    Alternative Mix
    1 song

    Pop Rock

    Pop Rock
    1 song

    Hot Summer Hits

    1 song

Albums by
Dirty Heads

Top Songs by
Dirty Heads

  1.   Song
  2.   Lay Me Down
  3.   Cabin By the Sea
  4.   My Sweet Summer
  5.   Stand Tall
  6.   Dance All Night
  7.   Oxygen
  8.   That's All I Need
  9.   Staloney
  10.   Sound of Change
  11.   Celebrate
  12.   Vacation
  13.   Believe
  14.   Spread Too Thin
  15.   Sloth's Revenge
  16.   Medusa
  17.   Burn Slow
  18.   Red Lights
  19.   Too Cruel
  20.   Moon Tower
  21.   Radio
  22.   Franco Eyed
  23.   Doesn't Make You Right
  24.   Check the Level
  25.   Freedom
  26.   Under the Water
  27.   Sails to the Wind
  28.   Feeling Good
  29.   Hipster
  30.   Driftin'
  31.   End of the World
  32.   I Got No Time
  33.   Your Love
  34.   Hip Hop Misfits
  35.   Mana
  36.   Best of Us
  37.   Day By Day
  38.   Notice
  39.   Viva la Vida
  40.   Can't Sit Here
  41.   The Truth
  42.   Silence
  43.   Lonely One
  44.   Smoke Rings
  45.   Garland
  46.   They Don't Even Know
  47.   Smoke & Dream
  48.   Antelope
  49.   Running for Your Life
  50.   Neighborhood
  51.   Coming Home
  52.   Insomnia
  53.   So Long
  54.   Realize It
  55.   Arrival
  56.   Easy
  57.   Rains It Pours
  58.   Dark Days
  59.   Phantom
  60.   Warming Sun
  61.   We Will Rise
  62.   Burn By Myself
  63.   Shine
  64.   Higher and Higher
  65.   Love Letters
  66.   Mongo Push
  67.   Headphones
  68.   Everything I'm Looking For
  69.   Taint
  70.   Hear You Coming
  71.   Outro (Beast of the Lake)
  72.   Gold To Me
  73.   Intro (Anchors Up)
  74.   Farewell
  75.   Disguise
  76.   Chelsea
  77.   Knows That I
  78.   Morning Light
  79.   One Hand
  80.   Burials
  81.   Strike Gently

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