What better time to consort with drug-loving anthems than with Ohio quartet Lovedrug headed to town?
1 !!!, “Take Ecstasy With Me” (Take Ecstasy With Me EP, 2005) Stephin Merritt wrote it for Magnetic Fields, but something tells us these dance-addled Brooklynites have more firsthand experience.
2. Musical Youth, “Pass the Dutchie” (The Youth of Today, 1982) A minor word change (from “Kutchie”) resulted in these 11-to-16-year-old reggae-poppers scoring a No. 1 hit in the UK and setting a precedent for 420 etiquette.
3. Weezer, “Hash Pipe” (Weezer, 2001) “Come on and kick me.” Uncool, man. Uuuun-cooool.
4. Eric Clapton, “Cocaine” (Slowhand, 1977) A few things a line’ll do: make you cool enough to hang with, get you laid, make you forget bad news, improve stamina, inspire Boomer-filled arenas to shriek out the drug/refrain/title with abandon.
5. The Dandy Warhols, “Horse Pills” (Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia, 2000) “In your itsy bitsy teenie weenie ridin’ up your butt bikini.” Friends don’t let dazed friends expose their butt cheeks. Unless they really want to.
6. The Beatles, “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” (Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967) Ode to Julian Lennon’s drawing of a schoolmate or thinly veiled tribute to tripping? (Hint: “Rocking horse people eat marshmallow pies/Everyone smiles as you drift past the flowers/That grow so incredibly high.”)
7. Son Volt, “Methamphetamine” (The Search, 2007) An ex-musician declines, regrets abusing his body and fears that he’ll never overcome the effects. Where have we heard that before?
8. Rolling Stones, “Sister Morphine” (Sticky Fingers, 1971) If you weren’t hooked already, a dozen listens to this gloomy pharmaceutical fave should do the trick.
9. The Velvet Underground, “Heroin” (The Velvet Underground & Nico, 1967) Quickened heartbeat, sweeping social commentary, abundant insiders’ lingo. Closing in on death has never sounded so glamorous.
Lovedrug with Blue October, Yellowcard, Shiny Toy Guns. October 24, 7 p.m., $35. The Pearl, 942-7777.