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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. ~ David Jeffries
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Stations Featuring
Dirty Heads

    Top Alternative

    Top Alternative
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    Alternative Mix

    Alternative Mix
    2 songs

    Pop Rock

    Pop Rock
    2 songs

    Hot Summer Hits

    Hot Summer Hits
    1 song

    Alternative Party

    1 song

Albums by
Dirty Heads

Top Songs by
Dirty Heads

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

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