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Home Phantoms of Summer: The Acoustic Sessions, The Dirty Heads

The Dirty Heads

November 30th, -0001

Formed:
2003 in Huntington Beach, CA

Genre:
Rock

Years Active:
'00s, '10s






The Dirty Heads

Biography

Following in the footsteps of their California brothers Sublime, Huntington Beach’s Dirty Heads mix hip-hop, reggae, and rock along with that laid-back, South Cali attitude. The group formed in 2003 when punk rocker Dustin Bushnell (aka Duddy B) asked his friend, rapper Jared Watson (aka Dirty J) to collaborate on a project that would focus on positive vibes and infectious grooves. Watson added singing to his vocal skills, and with percussionist Jon Olazabal joining, an acoustic-trio-version of Dirty Heads began playing shows and building an audience. They soon hooked up with producer Rob Cavallo and headed into the studio to record their debut album for Warner Bros, but differences with the label had them looking for other opportunities. Still, the band was able to retain most of its work, including sessions with drummer Josh Freese, along with the late-Beatles collaborator Billy Preston in one of the keyboardist’s last recordings. The finished album, Any Port in a Storm, would arrive in 2008 with a deluxe edition following in 2010. The deluxe version featured the track “Lay Me Down” with special guest Rome Ramirez of Sublime with Rome. The song would top Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart just before the summer of 2010. . Following in the footsteps of their California brothers Sublime, Huntington Beach’s Dirty Heads mix hip-hop, reggae, and rock along with that laid-back, South Cali attitude. The group formed in 2003 when punk rocker Dustin Bushnell (aka Duddy B) asked his friend, rapper Jared Watson (aka Dirty J) to collaborate on a project that would focus on positive vibes and infectious grooves. Watson added singing to his vocal skills, and with percussionist Jon Olazabal joining, an acoustic-trio-version of Dirty Heads began playing shows and building an audience. They soon hooked up with producer Rob Cavallo and headed into the studio to record their debut album for Warner Bros, but differences with the label had them looking for other opportunities. Still, the band was able to retain most of its work, including sessions with drummer Josh Freese, along with the late-Beatles collaborator Billy Preston in one of the keyboardist’s last recordings. The finished album, Any Port in a Storm, would arrive in 2008 with a deluxe edition following in 2010. The deluxe version featured the track “Lay Me Down” with special guest Rome Ramirez of Sublime with Rome. The song would top Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart just before the summer of 2010.

Top Albums

Home Phantoms of Summer: The Acoustic Sessions, The Dirty Heads
1. Home Phantom..
Cabin By the Sea (Deluxe Version), The Dirty Heads
2. Cabin By the..
Any Port in a Storm (Special Edition), The Dirty Heads
3. Any Port in ..
Cabin By the Sea, The Dirty Heads
4. Cabin By the..
Any Port in a Storm (Special Edition), The Dirty Heads
5. Any Port in ..
Any Port in the Storm (Special Edition), The Dirty Heads
6. Any Port in ..
Spread Too Thin - Single, The Dirty Heads
7. Spread Too T..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Lay Me Down (feat. Rome of Sublime w..Any Port in a Storm (Specia..3:35$1.29
2.
Sloth's RevengeHome Phantoms of Summer: Th..3:33$1.29
3.
Warming SunHome Phantoms of Summer: Th..3:37$1.29
4.
Cabin By the SeaCabin By the Sea (Deluxe Ve..4:05$0.99
5.
Dance All Night (feat. Matisyahu)Cabin By the Sea (Deluxe Ve..3:26$0.99
6.
Crazy BitchesHome Phantoms of Summer: Th..2:18$1.29
7.
GarlandHome Phantoms of Summer: Th..3:49$1.29
8.
Stand TallAny Port in a Storm (Specia..3:11$1.29
9.
Spread Too ThinSpread Too Thin - Single3:00$0.99
10.
Coming HomeHome Phantoms of Summer: Th..3:07$1.29
11.
Your Love (feat. Kymani Marley)Cabin By the Sea (Deluxe Ve..3:17$0.99
12.
Higher and HigherHome Phantoms of Summer: Th..3:21$1.29
13.
Strike GentlyHome Phantoms of Summer: Th..3:52$1.29
14.
Best of UsCabin By the Sea (Deluxe Ve..3:07$0.99
15.
Gold to MeHome Phantoms of Summer: Th..3:47$1.29
16.
BelieveAny Port in a Storm (Specia..3:24$1.29
17.
Driftin'Any Port in a Storm (Specia..3:28$0.99
18.
Spread Too ThinCabin By the Sea (Deluxe Ve..3:00$0.99
19.
Cabin By the SeaCabin By the Sea4:05$0.99
20.
PhantomHome Phantoms of Summer: Th..1:51$1.29
21.
BelieveAny Port in a Storm (Specia..3:24$0.99
22.
Sails to the WindAny Port in a Storm (Specia..3:28$0.99
23.
Stand Tall (Acoustic)Any Port in a Storm (Specia..3:11$0.99
24.
Check the LevelAny Port in a Storm (Specia..3:41$0.99
25.
InsomniaAny Port in a Storm (Specia..3:47$0.99

Top Music Videos

Spread Too Thin, The Dirty Heads
1. Spread Too Th...
Stand Tall, The Dirty Heads
2. Stand Tall
Dance All Night (Live and On Tour) [feat. Matisyahu], The Dirty Heads
3. Dance All Nig...
Lay Me Down (feat. Rome) [Official Music Video], The Dirty Heads
4. Lay Me Down (...
Spread Too Thin, The Dirty Heads
5. Spread Too Th...
Cabin By the Sea, The Dirty Heads
6. Cabin By the ...
Spread Too Thin, The Dirty Heads
7. Spread Too Th...
Stand Tall, The Dirty Heads
8. Stand Tall
Inside: Cabin By the Sea, The Dirty Heads
9. Inside: Cabin...


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