Artwork by John Felix Arnold III
“I wanted Love Oakland to be really special. The community in Oakland welcomed me when I moved there and I wanted to give back. One of the first people I met when I moved to Oakland was Ara Jo; she passed in the fire. I was able to get a recording of her band HGS and get it onto the record. Being able to do that made me really happy. … Without the help of so many people there is no way this record would have happened.”
-Ed Taylor, Loose Grip Records owner
In light of the one year anniversary of the Ghost Ship Fire tragedy, we are focusing on the “Love Oakland” benefit LP- a compilation of twelve songs dedicated to the 36 people that lost their lives in the Ghost Ship Fire of Oakland, CA on December 2nd, 2016.
Read a brief summary of the benefit, as well as stream the tracks, via Culture Creature, here.
The LP can be purchased here.
Love Oakland tracklist:
- Damaged Bug - Anchorite Showdown
- Planet B - Never Let Me Down Again
- Nopes - Shedding
- Naked Lights - Hyde
- Scraper - Lookin' for Pain
- HGS - Mopey Monster / Klown March
- Saba Lou - Love Letter Full of Promises
- New Faultlines - Mendocino
- Tony Molina - Fluff
- King Khan - The Mourning Song
- Silver Shadows - You Were Right (Part Time Punks Session)
- Jaime Paul Lamb - When I'm Gone