THE VAZQUEZ ROCKS MUSIC VIDEO was produced at this Natural 932-acre park located in the Sierra Pelona Mountains, in northern Los Angeles County, California; located in the town of Agua Dulce between the suburbs of Santa Clarita and Palmdale. The area is visible from the Antelope Valley Freeway, State Route 14. The Park is open from sunrise to sunset for outdoor activities. It has equestrian areas, picnic areas, hiking trails, and rock climbing. The Pacific Crest Trail passes through it, & can be used for short as well as lengthy hikes.
The instrumental original guitar track in this music video was written by Saint Pierre.
In 1873- 1874, Tiburcio Vásquez, one of California's most notorious bandits, used these rocks to elude capture by law enforcement. His name has since been associated with this geologic wonder. Vasquez Rocks was added to the national registry of historic places; as site #72000228 in 1972 because of its significance as a prehistoric site.
The distinctive "hogback" ridges of steeply inclined rock, graphically demonstrate the significant earthquake fault activity in the area. These rock formations were formed by rapid erosion during an uplift about 25 million years ago; and later exposed by activity along the San Andreas Fault. The historic Tataviam people were living here when the Spanish arrived, living in grass huts in villages. The last of the Tataviam died in 1916. Many animal fossils have been found, including camels, horses and rodents.
Vasquez Rocks has been used repeatedly in movies, television series, and commercials, like The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (1964), The Outer Limits (1963), Bonanza episodes, Michael Jackson's music video "Black or White", several Star Trek episodes, "Dante's Peak" movie, Blazing Saddles, Star Trek V, The Fugitive, plus commercials for Taco Bell, Bank of America, Pacific Bell, Pepsi and Nike.
***Saint Pierre appears courtesy Of Green Light Records