Well I would like to put in a vote for one of my favourite So Cal bands of all time.... Sublime. They are a Ska Punk band from Long Beach California. Every skater punk ,surfer and graffiti artist would have owned their records.

Their music to me stinks of hot cement, long summer days, joints, skate wounds, sour wet suits, beach bonfires and keggers. It's a true So Cal sound. Back in the day before they reached commercial success they could be found at backyard parties playing through a cheap PA with bands like No Doubt. The song 'Saw Red' guests Gwen Stefani . Bradley Nowell the lead singer died of a heroin overdose in 1996. Shame.

Anyway, I think I will just put forward the album Sublime: Gold. I don't think they are known over here in these parts, so I will offer up the cornucopia of their tunes rather than a singular album. This record is a good way to get more sunshine in your life. I must warn you however.... you will be letting some real juveniles into your house.... in the best way!