Anthony Kiedis was born in Michigan and Flea was born in Australia but as young men they both moved to the west coast and now represent California and Los Angeles to the fullest.
I decided to compile a list of songs by the Red Hot Chili Peppers that mention “The Great State” of California or Los Angeles or Hollywood or something representing Southern California.
Around The World – “Try not to whine but I must warn you, about the motherfuckin’ girls from California“
Californication – “It’s understood that Hollywood sells Californication“
Dani California – “California rest in peace, Simultaneous release, California show your teeth”
Deep Kick – “Two boys in L.A. proper” also, “In Hollywood, we did some good”
Desecration Smile – “We could all go down to Malibu and make some noise”
Emit Remmus – “The California animal is a bear” also “The California flower is a poppy child”
Fight Like A Brave – “There should be no slaves in the land of lands, It’s a Hollywood jam”
The Greeting Song – “Makin’ my way, I brake another L.A. day”
Happiness Loves Company – “Young lovers keep it pumping in the streets of L.A., Yeah”
Hollywood – “Slidin’ on back to the brother land, now children, Hollywood“
Magic Johnson – “L.A. Lakers, Fast break makers”
Parallel Universe – “Christ I’m a sidewinder, I’m a California King”
The Organic Anti-beat Box – “We represent the Hollywood kids, Hollywood is where we live”
True Men Don’t Kill Coyotes – Well I’m gonna ride a sabertooth horse, through the Hollywood Hills“
Out In L.A. – “We’re all a bunch of brothers livin’ in a cool way, Along with six million others in this place called L.A.“
Readymade – “I’ve gotta brother making trouble, In that state of California“
Under The Bridge – “Is the city I live in, The City of Angels“
Warlocks – “Lilacs and contraband, I’ve got Santa Monica in my hand”
If I left one out let me know. Click below to see how many Oasis songs reference The Beatles.