My Greg Salem punk rock PI series revolves around a fictional SoCal band called BAD CITIZEN CORPORATION, but the music and musicians that inspired these books are very real.
The playlist includes songs from the 70s to the 2000s, ranging from Black Flag, The Runaways, Lagwagon and Minutemen to The Gun Club, Pennywise, The Bags and Face To Face. There are thousands of other songs I could have included, but 30 seems right for now.
I’m loosely defining SoCal as the region between San Diego and Santa Barbara. Likewise, the definition of “punk” is also pretty loose because it’s one of those words that means something different to everybody.
So…save your aggression for the pit, bro. As Descendents would say—Enjoy!
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- Short Story in a Song—“Nervous Breakdown” by Black Flag
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- Short Story in a Song—“Clean Sheets” by Descendents
- Short Story in a Song—“Violins” by Lagwagon