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

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