Various Artists – Homegrown III
This is a non-profit regional spotlight compilation LP out of San Diego from 1975 which really covers quite a bit of ground. From folksy singer/songwriter stuff through to hard rock, it’s all represented in this professional sounding album. Informative liner notes on the back, lyric sheet and having the music selected by Cameron Crowe back in his Rolling Stone days give this a slick and authorative feel. Released by local KGB Radio it’s an enjoyably varied listen throughout, definitely a product of mid-70s regional pride. How on earth this stuff makes it to New Zealand is a constant source of wonder.
Steven Shipps – Final Stand
Punk – San Diego
People Movers – San Diego Dance
Mutt – Mission Bay