Music And Narcotics Had A Long History Together
“And if you don’t believe drugs have done good things for us, do me a favor. Go home tonight. Take all your albums, all your tapes, and all your CDs and burn them. ‘Cause you know what, the musicians that made all that great music that’s enhanced your lives throughout the years were rrreal fucking high on drugs.”
– Bill Hicks
Below is the list of Drug-Fueled Classic Rock Albums
Exile On Main Street – The Rolling Stones
The group’s 10th album, when recording this album, the Rolling Stones set up a shop on a rented house in Nellcote, and they turned it into a hedonistic drug den.
The album is now considered to be one of the best country rock albums of all time and came in at no. 7 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
Rumours led to being one of the best work of Fleetwood Mac despite all the dramas during the time when they were recording it. The band was dealing with breakups and had to replace some of the band members. The reason for this conflict was because of the massive amounts of cocaine the band went through in the entirety of recording the album. Mac Fleetwood shared once that if he would have all the cocaine out in his system, it would be sevens miles long.
The Beatles – Revolver
The 1966 album that started the period of psychedelic counterculture when the time it was released. And this album was the reason why narcotics became a huge factor for bands creating legendary music.
The song Yellow Submarine is now the 12th best selling Beatles single of all time.
David Bowie – Station to station
During the recording of Station to station, David Bowie admitted that he was heavily reliant on coke, and could not remember anything about the time he was recording the album in the studio. He later said that they were “the darkest days of my life.”
Black Sabbath – Vol. 4
Sabbath’s fourth album and was the most challenging record they ever produce, mainly because of the fact that they were all struggling in drug abuse. At the time when they were recording the album in the studio, they would bring large speaker boxes containing a vast amount of cocaine. How’s that for fuel.