Friday, 11 February 2011

Drinking Songs

Rock Music has always been soaked in stale beer and cider as groups start off their gigging in dive bars and pubs. Here is a list of ten songs and artists who celebrate the hop and a drop of the harder stuff.

1) "Waxie's Dargle" - The Pogues
The obvious place to start a drinking chart lies with the Pogues. "Waxie's Dargle" is the ultimate song about getting served yet more drinks. Like a junky scoping his next fix.

2) "Whiskey In The Jar" - Thin Lizzy
For Gary Moore RIP

3) "Milk And Alcohol" - Dr Feelgood

4) "Gin 'N' Juice" - Snoop Dogg

5) "Brass Monkey" - Beastie Boys
Rum, vodka & orange juice mixed over ice (apparently)

6) "Alcohol" - The Kinks

7) "Alabama Song" - The Doors
Have you noticed how most of these songs one way and another are cover versions? Probably too pi**ed to come up with new material.

8) "Jesus And Tequila" - The Minutemen
By one of my favourite bands and yes another dead pop star, but D.Boon died in a car accident, not alcohol related...

9) "Pass The Courvoisier" - Busta Rhymes and Friends
There was a trend in rap to measure success as much by name checking spirit brands as the weight of bling. If I get famous as an author & go on telly, I'm going to name check smoothie brands to get me free crates sent.

10) "Hangover" - Serious Drinking

11) (one for the road) "Streams Of Whiskey" - The Pogues
We end where we began, with The Pogues, a paean to whiskey, but strangely enough not a cover version.


Harry said...

Cool list! If you want to make it an even 12 pack, I'd offer Absolutely wankered by Flamboyant Bella:

Sulci Collective said...

cheers, will check it out ... 'cheers' - did you see what I did there?

Dan Holloway said...

Too Drunk to Fuck - Dead Kennedys
Nouvelle Vague cover is even better

Sulci Collective said...

Always bringing a cudgel to a Morris Dance Dan!? There may be children reading this blog (but not my own, they're my harshest critics)..
This chart could have been expanded ten times over witht he songs I came across.