February 27, 2013

Guilty Pleasure


More than a few of the biggest artists understand the power of a classic stoner track. In fact, Marijuana has served as the inspiration for epic mythical cuts in nearly all musical genres. Nevertheless, today I'm not talking 'bout weed, but pure fags.

Yep, it really seems that a ciggy brings to mind specific memories to our singers. Here you have some examples:

Two Door Cinema Club's front-man, Alex Trimble, met his (now ex) girlfriend at a theatre. Since Alex is an avid walking ashtray he went out for a smoke and met this lovely girl, then they started talking and things went on from there.

Múm's funny song title is more literal than some people could think, hinting that band members were kinda naughty kids playing pranks.

Beans On Toast have always been about wry social commentary and their comical narratives always include drugs or alcohol. Thus, these gruff troubadours didn't mince words when it came to writing a hilarious take on what was lost when smoking was banned in clubs.

But my preferred ones are those I would call metaphor songs, as far as smoking refers to sex and casual love (Chocolates & Cigarettes by Angus & Julia Stone), the charred remains to a relationship (Cinder & Smoke by Iron & Wine), the waste of time (Cigarettes by Russian Red), the rebelliousness (Cigarettes & Alcohol by Oasis), sexual abuse (Smoke by Natalie Imbruglia) or even the debauchery on more extreme levels (Cigarettes & Chocolate Milk by Rufus Wainwright).


2 comments:

We are covering the original said...

hellz yeah! he escuchado esta lista más de 10 veces. me flipa.

kurrukata said...

Jijiji, lo sé! :)