Eureka California reflects on 5 albums that shaped the band beyond a musical influence

Eureka California, Muuy Biien, Good Grief, and Hip To Death play the Music Room tonight (Sun., July 27). Free with donations. 7 p.m. 327 Edgewood Ave. 404-343-4404.

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Touring in support of their latest album Crunch, out now via Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records, Jake Ward and Marie A. Uhler of the Athens, Ga’s Eureka California weigh in on five albums that shaped their band beyond musical influence. Cool kids beware.....



The Greatest Hits by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles.
I’m putting this on here specifically for the song “Tears of a Clown.” I can’t think of a sentiment that I identify with more in any capacity.

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That Thing You Do OST

I remember this was the first cassette that I ever owned. The Wonders songs are fantastic, obviously, but the songs by Freddie Frederickson, the Chantrells, and Diane Dane are stellar.



Life’s a Riot with Spy vs. Spy by Billy Bragg
Speaking from a purely lyrical standpoint this might be one of the most influential records I’ve listened to. Plus it’s only seven songs and roughly 20 minutes, could you do better?



Exile in Guyville by Liz Phair
I don’t write songs about love or relationships but that’s not to say I don’t spend hours listening to them. “Fuck and Run” has been permanently stuck in my head for years.



Dudes Vs Bad Dudes by Cowtown
The first time I heard this record it made me feel like giving up. Every time after that has made me want to be better at pretty much everything in life but especially drums.

Eureka California, Muuy Biien, Good Grief, and Hip To Death play the Music Room tonight (Sun., July 27). Free with donations. 7 p.m. 327 Edgewood Ave. 404-343-4404.