Marijuana is a drug that has inspired tons of music across a variety of genres, including reggae, doom metal, country and hip hop. Jim and Greg discuss classic songs about weed and share some of their favorites.
Pass That Dutch
Hits From The Bong
What’s The New Mary Jane
Shannon is a science teacher in Chicago, but for the past 25 years, she’s been a student of martial arts. For the last five, she’s been studying muay thai, Thai boxing, and thriving. She asked the Rock Doctors for a walk up song to play before fights to pump up herself and the crowd. Greg suggests a thrash metal song by the band Power Trip called
Executioner’s Tax (Swing of the Axe) to get the people going. Jim, admittedly more of a lover than a fighter, chooses The Gossip’s
Standing In the Way of Control, an empowering female anthem.
After trying out the songs before sparring matches, Shannon has made her decision. Which one did she choose? Listen and find out.
Angie McMahon is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter hailing from Melbourne, Australia. That scene has launched some fantastic artists, some of whom have been guests on Sound Opinions, like Courtney Barnett. In summer of 2019, Angie released her debut album, Salt. It’s full of thoughtful songwriting, rollicking guitar and beautiful, emotional vocals. She was on the road touring last year, opening for Irish artist Hozier.
On her Chicago stop of the tour, our producer Alex Claiborne caught up with Angie to talk about the Meatloaf song
Bat Out of Hell that got her Hooked On Sonics.
Reefer Man,(Single), Brunswick, 1932
Legalize It,Legalize It, Columbia, 1976
One Draw,Who Feels It Knows It, Shanachie, 1981
Sweet Leaf,Master of Reality, Vertigo, 1971
Okie From Muskogee (Live in Muskogee, Oklahoma/1969),Okie From Muskogee, Capitol, 1969
Pass The Dutchie,The Youth Of Today, MCA, 1982
Dopethrone,Dopethrone, Rise Above, 2000
Hits From The Bong,Black Sunday, Ruffhouse/Columbia, 1993
Pass That Dutch,This Is Not A Test!, Elektra, 2003
What’s the New Mary Jane,The Moles (EP), Seaside, 1992
Welcome to the Jungle,Appetite for Destruction, Geffen, 1987
Executioner’s Tax (Swing of the Axe),Nightmare Logic, (RED) Southern Lord, 2017
Standing in the Way of Control,Standing in the Way of Control, Kill Rock Stars, 2006
Slow Mover,Salt, AWAL, 2019
If You Call,Salt, AWAL, 2019
Bat Out of Hell,Bat Out of Hell, Cleveland International/Epic, 1977
Icarus,Icarus (Single), Westminster, 2019
Hear Me Calling,Death Race for Love, Interscope, 2019
Corn Maze,Malibu Ken, Rhymesayers Entertainment, 2019
Mercy Bullet,Terra, Thirds Music, 2019
The Suburbs,The Suburbs, Merge, 2010
WAV Files,DROGAS WAV, Thirty Tigers, 2018
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