The late Bill Hicks
probably had it right when he espoused his views on the links between musicians and drugs.
You see, I think drugs have done some good things for us. I really do. 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 — rrreal fucking high on drugs. The Beatles were so fucking high they let Ringo sing a few tunes.
And so I found, when I started casting around for suggestions for this list. It didn't take long (with the assistance of my girfriend and a few workmates) to have way over twenty suggestions for this list, and needless to say I got loads more once it went onto my LJ.
Obviously, and thankfully, perhaps, not all songs about drugs (and in drugs I mean legal and illegal, including cigarettes, alcohol…