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Jasonaparkes
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Re: Drug songs
Apr 25, 2004, 14:57
Apologies for any repetitions:

Ulcragyparacetemol (or something like that)- Associates

I've Got My TV and My Pills- Julian Cope

From a Silver Phial- Gene Clark

Smokin'- Super Furry Animals

Just One Fix- Ministry

Glass Onion- The Beatles (a dovetail joint?)

Sister Morphine- Marianne Faithful

Casey Jones- Grateful Dead (probably Truckin' too- both namechecked in the book Snowblind)

Cocaine Sex- Renegade Soundwave

Smack My Bitch Up- The Prodigy (from a Kool Keith song I think...)

A Better Tomorrow- Wu-Tang Clan

Juarez- Mark Lanegan ("fire up the crack boys & tie off my arm"!)

Tired Eyes- Neil Young

Waves of Fear- Lou Reed (was this about the drug LR took to quit booze & drugs?)

Chinese Rocks- Johnny Thunders etc

OD Catastrophe- Spacemen 3

L. Dopa- Big Black

E.M.F. - EMF (ecstasy mother fuckers apparently...)

Pink Turns to Blue- Husker Du

Animal Nitrate- Suede

Some Candy Talking- The Mary Chain

Mr Tambourine Man- Dylan (twas quoted at the start of Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas...)

L'Esquilata, Soft Cell ("we could go out for dinner, but we're always on drugs", when Almond was hanging with Nick Cave and Anita Lane)

Special-K, Placebo (crap song alert!)

Never Let Me Down Again, Depeche Mode (it has to be about drugs!!!)

England Made Me- Black Box Recorder (mentions tripping)

Yellow Cellophane Day- The Shamen

anything by X?

Halycon- Orbital

Station to Station- David Bowie

Cocaine Eyes- Neil Young & The Restless (about Steve Stills)

Meltonin (sp?)- Radiohead

Red Eyed & Blue- Wilco

Revolution- Mudhoney (their cover of Spacemen 3 that uses something nasty about S3 from Melody Maker or NME)

Hotel California- The Eagles (its MOR, but authenticlly created in coke-hell)

Snow in Mexico- Mark Gardener

Kotton Krown- Sonic Youth (meant to be quite LSD, from their Philip K Dick obssessed Sister LP)

Country House- Blur (nods to Prozac and David Balfe)

Sign'O'the Times/Play in the Sunshine- Prince (nod to heroin and ecstasy respectively)

Everything Begins with an E- E-Zee Possee

Summer in Siam- The Pogues (sounds like Shane's hols in Thailand...)

Genius of Love- Tom Tom Club (mentions cocaine)

Higher Than the Sun- Primal Scream (though Movin' on Up is the ecstasy-one)

Cold Turkey- John Lennon

Criminology- Raekwon (complete with Scarface-samples)

Gold Dust Woman- Fleetwood Mac

Mother's Little Helper- Rolling Stones

Downs- Big Star

Feel Good Hit of the Summer- QOTSA

And This She Knows- Billy Mackenzie (refers to smoking)

Diamonds...Champagne, Suicide (refers to cocaine)

All I Know- Screaming Trees ("bite the thorn that pierced the skin/come back down to earth again")

Hurt, Johnny Cash (rather than NIN)

Strychnine- The Cramps

Amphetamine- Rocket from the Tombs

etc...
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