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Peter Macdiarmid – Getty Images News


Dear Governor Jay Inslee, Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell,

As you know, the bureaucrats of the little state of Massachusetts are battling over issues dire to their communities: What Should Be The Official State ROCK Song?

In contention: Aerosmith’s  “Dream On” V.  The Modern Lovers’ “Roadrunner” Full Story on that explosive story here

Okay, enough about them, what about us Washingtonians? Granted, we have an UN-official State Rock Song – Louie, Louie, which was covered by The Kingsmen, which is cool, since they’re from … PORTLAND. But there’s gotta be more and dare I say it, better, rockage since that tune of 1963.

We know we have a state song -Washington My Home – and a state folk song – Woody Guthrie’s Roll On Columbia, Roll On – but we, the hard-working crew at Jack FM, throw these stellar tunes up for your consideration.

Queensryche’s Jet City Woman: They’re from here! The song says Jet City!

Sir Mix-A-Lot‘s Posse On Broadway: From here, and up on Capitol Hill.

Duff McKagan’s Seattlehead – The G’N’R rocker loves his hometown.

Young Fresh Fellows’ Aurora Bridge.

Jimi Hendrix‘s Spanish Magic Castle: An ode to the old nightclub by SeaTac airport,  where Jimi played before he got famous…

Jay, Patty, Maria? Are there any great Washington-ish Rock Songs that we haven’t included? We’ll ask our listening audience, too. Please, all, just comment below! We’ll get this done, I know it.

Yours truly,

Lee Callahan, with the help of Scott Vanderpool, CBS Radio, Seattle.


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