THE TOP TEN "Pass The Drugs, Man!" Albums
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Jackie-O-Motherfucker - Fig. 5 - What could you possibly enjoy more than trippy drones and old folk songs reworked into an eerie fusion between jazz and unidentifiable noise. I go back and forth between enjoying this album and Liberation, but both of them are perfect for drifting off to sleep after a night you probably won't remember in the morning. Soothsayers, these dirty hippies are. No other band I've seen has ever sparked up on stage and shared their bowl with the audience. Of course this band tops the list!
Yume Bitsu - Auspicious Winds - The next two bands, you could pretty much pick any of their albums and they are interchangeable. Yume Bitsu is out there in the ether. Space never seemed so pretty.
Boards of Canada - Music Has the Right to Children - Except for this, which is brilliant even when you're not in one of those deranged states. It's also near the top of the late night driving favorites list.
Tarentel - We Move Through Weather - Oh those guitar drones, the projector spinning, Jim Redd's incredible drumming... There isn't much more I'd rather listen to at 4am when the night is coming to an end.
Spacemen 3 - Playing With Fire - It's Spacemen 3. I think this choice is self-explanatory.
Dead Meadow - Shivering King and Others - Right now I'm digging Feathers a bit more, but this one was an instant favorite from the moment I purchased it. Heavy, boastful guitars that channel Zeppelin or Sabbath or Bardo Pond or whatever. It can sound kind of brown, like a headache bad grass high.
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon - the bar that all other drug music should be judged against
Can - Tago Mago - Maybe it's because we have a tendency to make music like this when we're together in a room imbibing different things (herbs, liquids, pills, compressed air, smack), but it always sounds better when your head is light and you can crawl up inside that barren space and take everything as it comes.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - F#A#00 - It's hard for me to listen to Godspeed when it's not winter. Their work just doesn't seem as interesting in the summer. It's fun to spin this one when you're just laying around with a bottle of downers and it's gray outside and you want to disappear for a while.
Wolf Eyes - Dread - For them it's pretty tame. Long songs with only occasional vocals, very sparse but with persistent electronic punches. When the cries, screams and guttural howls enter the mix, it gets ugly and it's brilliant. Perfect for hiding in a car on a dead end street.
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