Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of record covers from the golden age of LPs


Subscribe to feed Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Tumblr

Drugs

You are currently browsing the archive for the Drugs category.

Open your mind

img_4057.JPG

img_4058.JPG

LSD on Pixie Records. (1966) Written and narrated by Dr. Timothy Leary, PhD., former Harvard psychologist and Messiah of the LSD cult…” “…in Mexico in 1960, I ate seven of the sacred mushrooms of Mexico and within a half hour was spun into a psychological laboratory two billion years old which laughed at my pretentions at predicted knowledge…”

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (38 votes, average: 3.58 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

Born again junkies

img_3888.JPG

Teen Challenge “Addicts Choir”   Word Records.

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (27 votes, average: 2.89 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

Woman under the influence

img_3927.JPG

Sharon Tate in “Valley of the Dolls” Scepter Records 45 from Italy.

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (44 votes, average: 4.66 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

Word on the street

img_3882.JPG

Word Records presents “The Addicts Sing” (Nine former addicts)

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (39 votes, average: 3.64 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

Pot shot

img_3878.JPG

David Peel and the Lower East Side “Have a Marijuana” Recrorded Live on the Streets of New York. 1968.   This is the debut record by New York street musician and John Lennon protege David Peel.   Peel plays guitar and sings (mainly about marijuana), it’s all live.   Fugs parallels are hard to avoid and there is the same type of parody here – “I Like Marijuana” actually got kind of popular – it’s a parody of “I Like Peanut Butter”   “Show Me the Way to Get Stoned” is a killer, nothing bad on here at all, a great piece of underground wildness caught on tape. (Review by Carl Slim)

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (30 votes, average: 3.43 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

Chemical brothers

img_3874.JPG

img_3876.JPG

“…Actual recordings of people under the influence of psychedelic drugs… Psychedelic music…the sounds of the “Acid Test”…LSD users and pushers and the amazing story of LSD in action…Comments by such LSD authorities as Sidney Cohen, M.D., the controversial Dr. Timothy Leary, Mrs. Aldous Huxley and Allen Ginsberg.”

More from the liner notes: At Capitol Records we live in a world of the young – a world of rock n’ roll music, amid the need for a constant awareness of teenage interests of all kinds. We are, therefore, perhaps more aware of, and more sensitive to, the widespread use of LSD among the school age population…”

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (47 votes, average: 3.98 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

Go ask Alice

img_3880.JPG

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (23 votes, average: 3.83 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

Scared straight

img_3884.JPG

“Jack Tells It Like It Is About Drugs” (Somehow I don’t think he’s reading Hunter S. Thompson here.   And the guys in the background aren’t having a prayer meeting.)

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (28 votes, average: 2.82 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

Mind games

img_3848.JPG

img_3849.JPG

One of the rarest drug-related records I’ve ever found. “Tripping Out” “Designed to acquaint you with the drug experience without exposing you to it’s dangers” This is from 1970. Each track is a virtual, simulated high of one kind or another. From acid to goofballs to smack and pot. This is a drug education record that tells it like it is man! Straight talk about flipping out. Check out the graphics, illustrations and typography.

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (18 votes, average: 2.39 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

Brownie points

img_3843.JPG

Look who’s trippin’!   Mrs. Miller “Does Her Thing.”   Check out the song titles.

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (33 votes, average: 3.42 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...