Jun 12, 2011
A top-10 single in the UK, "California Man" was the last hit record released by The Move before band member Jeff Lynne transitioned the group into the phenomenally successful Electric Light Orchestra, or ELO.
A few years later, Cheap Trick would record a remake of "California Man", which enjoyed Billboard chart success in America and is considered a classic rock and roll song.
Co-produced by Jeff Lynne, the high-energy song foreshadows a sound which would later be successfully repeated in several ELO hits produced by Lynne.
One of the most knee-slapping songs about California, "California Man" is an unofficial anthem of California Dudes far and wide, which we can all thank Jeff Lynne and The Move for.
The Move California Man