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    Entry No. 1, a car tune. I also recorded a second one in the car, but the delightfully rambunctious Flea drowned out my voice. (Why is this a problem, you may ask ... ) So I'll redo that.

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    Hi Jim! Have always loved this song and wanted to do it for ages. (By the evidence, I should really have waited "ages" longer before attempting it; but it was fun and indisputably about drugs. I DO apologise for the particularly dodgy ending ... I was using a pick, which I don't usually, and it was about to fly out of my hand! I would have re-recorded, but I didn't have time!) Well, with an introduction like that, how can anyone resist????
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    According to Wikipedia (That oh so reliable fount of all knowledge [1])
    The band claimed that the song's lyrics were akin to an aural Rorschach test and that people only heard in it what they wanted to hear, although this did not prevent persistent allegations that the lyrics alluded to heroin.

    And...

    There has been much controversy surrounding the lyrics. In his book The Stranglers Song By Song (2001), Hugh Cornwell states "'Golden Brown' works on two levels. It's about heroin and also about a girl." Essentially the lyrics describe how "both provided me with pleasurable times."

    Anyway it's a really good song. A few less than clean chord changes but I wanted to get it done tonight so I'll have to live with it.


    1. Seriously, Wikipedia is pretty accurate most of the time and it really only falls down with controversial items
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    It's the songs, isn't it?

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    I don't suppose this one 100% fits the theme, but I just love the the lyrics - it is Cole Porter after all - and at least one drug gets a mention. I've been meaning to try this one for a while.

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    Default SOTU 291 - Drugs: "HURT" (Trent Reznor 1994) - by ddanner

    Been wanting to do this song ever since I heard it done by Johnny Cash, and then by SOTU's own, pabrizzer, which if you have not yet heard you really should!

    Here is my attempt:

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    We had a surprise holiday, today because of, now tropical storm, Irma. With the spare time, I attempted this Saves the Day song that has a little bit of recreational drug use in it. It's probably (ok definitely) out of my vocal range, but I gave it a shot. Also, there was a baby crawling around, and you may see/hear some evidence of said baby, including a screw up on my part near the end.
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    Greetings,

    Doing a little "Mother's Little Helper" from the Stones. I sound flat, but it's the best I can do until this dang cold goes away.

    Ciao

    Hey y'all. Putting the thumbs up. Collabs welcome if my files are able to be tweaked. Who knows. Might happen. Ciao.

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    Here's one Hank III did. I had a request to do some bluegrass, so this may qualify. This was my 2nd recorded take.


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    One of the Stones' best, IMO. At least one direct and many indirect drug refs here. Plus a Kentucky Derby mention.

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