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

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