I'm not a big fan of acid, or a fan of people who do acid regularly (shrooms are cool, though). My favorite rock druggies tend to be more to the coke/heroin/methedrine/pills variety. I hate interminable song lengths, which seems to be a byproduct of excessive psychedelic drug use. I'll take The Velvet Underground over The Grateful Dead any day of the week.
Interesting side note: Frank Zappa didn't do drugs, and he hated hippies, as well. His vices were cigarettes and black coffee.
Who wants to try a bottle of merc's "Extroversion Olive Oil?"
Ya know, I've been watching the US version of Life On Mars lately and every time there's music it is a force of nature in and of itself. They just don't make that kind of sound anymore.
Granted it's not new to me (I keep my radio in the basement on the oldies/classic rock station) but there are so many musicians I wish I had the chance to see back when they were still together/alive. :\
I know a girl, she's one of a kind
But the poor little thing, she's going out of her mind
There's something you forgot - there's a reason why she's lost
Cos baby she don't want to be found
I love classic rock!! While I do enjoy music from the current 'era', most of my time growing up I had my radio tuned into classic rock and oldies stations. Something about those songs that were just...amazingly wonderful.
We have a jukebox at work filled with old music. Any time I'm cleaning our dining room, I've got it playing my favorite songs
No other popular music movement has since captured the creativity and individuality and musicianship of the rock from the 60s/70s. Popular artists seriously need to start taking LSD and mushrooms again. These non-drug taking, teenaged/no talent kids are terrible and bland. Plus now about 90% of popular songs are love songs. Christ... love hurtsbites, I get it, enough already..