It’s Thanksgiving, hippies! Time once again for Alice’s Restaurant.
30 day music challenge
Day 8: A song about drugs or alcohol.
Oh, The Needle and the Damage Done by Neil Young, but there are many others, like Drugs or Me by Jimmy Eat World, Heroin by The Velvet Underground, Cocaine by Eric Clapton, Cocaine by Jackson Browne, Mother’s Little Helper by The Rolling Stones, Hold Me Down by The Gin Blossoms, Rehab by Amy Winehouse, Trip Like I Do by The Crystal Method (I like the Filter version better), and oh yeah, We’re Smokin’ the Herb Again from the EP When Incubus Attacks. There are also a lot of songs that are arguably about drugs, but there are differing opinions, like White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane, Eight Miles High by The Byrds, Hurdy Gurdy Man by Donovan, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds by The Beatles, and Mr. Tambourine Man by Bob Dylan. (I may be wrong, but I’d always heard they used to pass around the LSD-laced sugar cubes in a tambourine.) Steely Dan’s Kid Charlemagne is supposed to be about famed LSD supplier Owlsley Stanley, and Arlo Guthrie hopes to dodge the authorities in Coming Into Los Angeles. Less serious fare includes I Drink Alone and One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer by George Thorogood, Smoke Two Joints by Sublime, Twigs and Seeds by Jesse Winchester, Shanty by Jonathan Edwards, One Toke Over the Line by Brewer & Shipley, The No No Song by Ringo Starr, and for all you Parrotheads out there, there’s Margaritaville, and the ever popular Why Don’t We Get Drunk and Screw? by Jimmy Buffett.
It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without Alice’s Restaurant.
(If you can’t link to part 2 at the end of part 1, here it is.)