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Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by lendryesky, Feb 25, 2020.
And the lines about test tubes and scales seemed pretty obvious.
Purple Haze by Jimi is about acid obviously.
If this isn't about drugs I don't know what is:
"Colors swirling, emotions whirling, my mind is upside down.
My eyes are seeing - unbelieving, I feel I'm going down."
Mr. Brownstone, too
I thought about that one, but my recollection of hearing that song was that it seemed like it most definitely was about drugs.
"I used to do a little but a little wouldn't do it. So the little got more and more
I just keep tryin' ta get a little better, said a little better than before."
Then again, most of their songs off of Appetite seemed to fit pretty neatly into about three or four illicit categories.
a hundred years ago "Muggles" was New Orleans jazz slang for cannabis
Muggles by Louis Armstrong in 1928
I think a more concealed Steely Dan drug song would be Time Out of Mind. There are others, of course!
Sugar Magnolia is about drugs?
Frosty The Snowman
I am saying yes... you've heard od Sunshine acid? In my mind a Sunshine Daydream sure seems like day tripping
Walking through the tall trees
Going where the wind goes
Blooming like a red rose
Breathing more freely
Light out singing
I'll walk you in the morning sunshine
Walk you in the sunshine
Yeah I’m familiar w/ Orange Sunshine but I think this tune being about drugs is quite a stretch. Great song, but imo the theme of this one is pretty straightforward - the old tried @ true “dude has the hots for a chick.”
Surprisingly, given the Dead’s well-known affinity for drugs the # of originals in their catalog that are about drugs is relatively small.
Mr. Brownstone is slang for Heroin, like smack, junk, etc.
There never was a doubt in my mind, even when I was fourteen and listening to my well worn AFD cassette.
Definitely not some guy that really likes to dance, so much so that he follows Izzy and Slash home and persistently knocks on their door.
No, it was describing a dream he had.
Yeah, but I meant it is old slang, i.e. it pre-dates GNR and was not some term they invented.
Arguably a song about blow:
I had always heard it was about masturbation, although the band denies it.