Thursday, May 1, 2008

Thursday Thirteen - Drugs in Music

This week's TT is in honor of Albert Hofmann, the man credited with synthesizing LSD and taking the first trip, who died on Tuesday. Happy TT!


13 songs with drug references (probably)...


1. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, the Beatles

2. Puff the Magic Dragon, Peter Paul & Mary

3. And She Was, Talking Heads

4. White Rabbit, Jefferson Airplane

5. Mary Jane's Last Dance, Tom Petty

6. Cocaine, Eric Clapton

7. Casey Jones, Grateful Dead

8. Purple Haze, Jimi Hendrix

9. Mother's Little Helper, Rolling Stones

10. Reba, Phish

11. Insane in the Brain, Cypress Hill

12. Sunshine Superman, Donovan

13. Magic Carpet Ride, Steppenwolf

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22 comments:

gwen-mitchell said...

*snortgiggle*

Like . . . whoa dude.

Alice Audrey said...

All songs I love. Hmmm.....

Unhinged said...

This was totally awesome. I haven't heard most of these songs in like...forever.

Thanks for putting in the time and effort to find these songs, Oxley Girl!

Shelley Munro said...

Interesting topic for a TT. We used to have to sing Puff the Magic dragon at school.

Ms Menozzi said...

They may all have drug references, but at least they're not all "pro-drug", if you get my drift...

Interesting list! Happy T13!

Adelle said...

You forgot one...
Pink Floyd, Comfortably Numb. I LOVE that song.
Great list.Happy T13!

Kathleen Oxley said...

Gwen - Yeah, like...whoa.

Alice - I love them too!

Andi - Finding them was no trouble, and I truly enjoyed listening to them and watching the fun selection of video choices for most of them on youtube.

Shelley - Yep! Found lots of interesting stuff last night while googling these songs - including lots of debate over that one!

Ms. Menozzi - Very true.

Adelle - Yes! I totally missed that one.

Tempest Knight said...

OMG! This brought me so many memories. And no, I wasn't tripping in any of them. Hahaha!

Debora said...

Thanks, now I'm humming all these tunes. Fun list!

December said...

Great topic!! all music I love, in fact I think they're all on my Ipod.. veeerrry interestink!

Happy Thursday !

Tara S Nichols said...

I always wondered about that puffing dragon.

Nina Pierce said...

I heard he died. David Letterman did a whole thing on this guy. Some of the songs I knew ... but "Puff the Magic Dragon"? Really? *sniff* *sniff* And I used to like Jacky Paper. ;)

Debbie Mumford said...

GREAT List! Sigh...

Jennifer McKenzie said...

LMAO!! Yep. The list would be longer if you did "Songs WRITTEN while on drugs."

Paige Tyler said...

LOL! Interesting TT!

*hugs*
Paige

My TT is at http://paigetylertheauthor.blogspot.com/

Robin L. Rotham said...

Very interesting! I've actually heard most of those. :D

Chloe Devlin said...

Sometimes I'm such a dork. I din't know some of those supposedly had drug references. :)

Chloe

Gina Ardito said...

Oh, dear. How about just about anything from Marcy Playground and Sublime? LOL! Great list, Kathleen. Take a walk on that wild side!

Evey Brown said...

Very interesting topic Kat! I love all these songs, as apparently does everyone else. I agree with the other comment, Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd needs to join the list.
:) Good work!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I was really surprised to see Albert Hoffman died. What a shocker -- that he was even still alive! 102. Wow. Amazing.

As for the rules about the theme meme, it's at the TT hub. Next week's theme is gross. That's just too tempting!

Bethanie said...

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds?!?? I am SO naive...

(my TT: http://bethaniesbrain.blogspot.com/thursday-thirteen-3.html)

Heather said...

*Snicker* How on earth did I miss this last week?? *grin*