California has always stood tall, visible from every peak and accessible from basements and backseats everywhere that hope, hurt and harmony exists within. A chrome, sunburned paragon of cool where pushers, poets and pretenders of sound are called to first test themselves before traversing the coastal communes, hills and highways with their musical wares. From Bakersfield to Berkeley, Hermosa Beach to Humboldt all roads would eventually lead to Hollywood. The country ghosts of the Palomino and the punk ethos of the Masque stood together, electrified and psychedelicized in an all out assault on the poetic conventions and norms of the times. -- California Curated Cool, Curation Records.