Yesterday was 4/20 and you know what that means: HITLER’s BIRTHDAY! So let’s have some Reich Rock! No Jewish, gay, or left-wing artists please. Yesterday was 4/20 and you know what that means: COLUMBINE MASSACRE ANNIVERSARY! Put on your trenchcoat and key up some Marilyn Manson, KMFDM, and Good Charlotte. Bill O’Reilly got let go for his innumerable sexual harassment complaints this week. How about some music that’s demeaning to women? So ISIS shot some cops in Paris yesterday.
Screw it. Let’s get high.
Yesterday was 4/20 and you know what that means: Weed. Regardless of your attitude on drug use or criminalization, there can be no doubt that you enjoy music that was heavily influenced by artists….under the influence.
Let’s honor those who fried their brains for our amusement accordingly. Here are this week’s themes:
- “Bigger Than Jesus”: Artists who are famous and notorious for their drug abuse and they’re often iconic among stoners. Bonus points for knowing each one’s favorite substance.
- “A Mulatto, An Albino, a Mosquito, My Libido”: Songs with the most bizarre and downright hallucinogenic, dope-induced lyrics ever written.
- “Because I Got High”: As a public service, we should probably share songs from those artists whose lives were wrecked by drugs. Alternately, play some songs about the negative consequences of drugs. Do it for the children among our audience.*
- “Puff the Magic Dragon”: Songs either explicitly or subtly about drugs. The more subtle, the more I like it. Caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol don’t count.
- “Dude, Where’s My Car?”: I got nothing for this one. I’ll tell you what: Just give me something that combines the preceding 1-4 all in one selection, if you can.
All are welcome to participate. To do so, please just share a song from YouTube on the thread. It will be added to the below embedded playlist as the day goes on, as long as it is consistent with the theme.
Now the moment you’ve been waiting for all week. The dedications.
Santino: Here’s a #5 to start us off strong. Includes Layne Staley, who died of an overdose. For the bonus, he liked heroin. Lyrical example for bizarreness: Candles red I have a pair/Shadows dancing everywhere/Burning on the angry chair. About that “pink cloud” mentioned in the song. Hopefully that clarifies what I’m looking for in a 5 for everyone else.
pfluffy: I’m not sure if Johnny Cash had any songs weird enough to qualify as a #5, but this one is a solid and not at all subtle 1, 3, and 4.
kevinmkr: I remember this fondly from a Facebook conversation we had a couple of years ago. Very much a 4, and I think its overall weirdness qualifies it as a 2.
spootyjim: For you, a highly appropriate cover.
westvirginiarebel: One of my favorites from Nirvana. Outrageously 2, would be a 5 if I had any idea whether or not it’s about drugs. Doll steak. Test meat. You guys could fill this thread with Nirvana and I couldn’t object.
mashav: Among the most tragic losses of a great diva ever. Her best known song, of course, is a 4, but I prefer this one.
Zurvan: You know, I don’t feel like I’ve given you enough credit for your broad tastes in music on these threads. Let me make it up to you. Here’s one of the newer bands I enjoy but don’t share often. Also, they like heroin.
Grendel: As mentioned in an earlier thread, I rewatched T2 recently. Still badass. I think this song’s a 3.
ilovecress: For you, I think one of my favorite songs, “Your Love is My Drug“, by Ke$ha would be fantastic. Very consistent with the theme.
Want a dedication of your own next week? Share a song. Puff, puff, give.
*Don’t let children read this blog.
Here’s your actual dedication, ilovecress.