Canned Heat – My Crime

Uransa alkuaikana Canned Heatin ollessa Denverissä keikalla 1967, joku kertoo poliisille heillä olevan kannabista. Keikan jälkeen bändin jäsenet pidätettiin. Manageri onnistui keräämään tuomarin vaatimat 10000 dollarin takuurahat myymällä Canned Heatin biisien julkaisuoikeudet. Yhtye kirjoitti tapahtumasta tämän kappaleen hitiksi muodostuneelle kakkoslevylleen, “Boogie with Canned Heat”.

“I went to Denver
Late last fall.
I went to do my job.
Yeah, I didn’t break any law.
We worked a hippie place,
Like many in our land.
They couldn’t bust the place,
And so they got the band.
‘Cause the police in Denver,
No, they don’t want none of them long hairs hanging around.
And that’s the reason why
They want to tear Canned Heat’s reputation down.
You people in Denver
Will know what I mean.
Yeah, the things I’m gonna tell ya.
Yeah, you’ve all heard and seen.
You remember when a cop on the beat
Used to rob and steal.
Today they’re gone, but the others get it on,
So you know just how I feel.
‘Cause the police in Denver,
Lord, they don’t want none of them long hairs hanging around.
And that’s the reason why
They try to tear Canned Heat’s reputation down.
Yeah, they try to tear it down, boy.
They ain’t gonna do it though.
Let me tell you this, just one more time.
Just one more thing I want to tell ya
Before I go.
It’s a shame, the Man in Denver
Has to lie and mistreat people so.
Now, six months ain’t no sentence,
One year ain’t no time.
When I hear from one to ten,
It worries my troubled mind.
‘Cause the police in Denver,
Lord, don’t want no long hairs around.
And that’s the reason why
They try to tear Canned Heat’s reputation down.”

The Moody Blues – Legend of a Mind

LSD trippailun ja Timothy Learyn nimeen vannotaan tässä 60-luvun kipaleessa.

“Timothy Leary’s dead.
No, no, no, no,
He’s outside looking in
Timothy Leary’s dead.
No, no, no, no,
He’s outside looking in.
He’ll fly his astral plane,
Takes you trips around the bay,
Brings you back the same day,
Timothy Leary.
Timothy Leary.
Timothy Leary’s dead.”

Johnny Cash – Cocaine Blues

Laulussa päähenkilö ampuu naisensa kokaiini- ja viskipäissään, pakenee, jää kiinni ja tuomitaan 99 vuodeksi vankilaan.

“Early one morning while makin’ the rounds
I took a shot of cocaine and I shot my baby down
I shot her down then I went to bed
I stuck that lovin’ forty-four beneath my head

Woke up next morning and I grabbed that gun
I took a shot of cocaine and away I run
Made a good run but I run too slow
The overtook me down in Juarez Mexico”

The Byrds – Artificial Energy

“Artificial energy is wrestling my mind
I’ve got a strange feeling
I’m going to die before my time
I’m coming down off amphetamine
and I’m in jail cause I killed a queen”

Amfetamiinia käyttävälle kaverille käy hieman huonosti tässä The Byrdsin klassikossa. Kaveri murhaa kuningattaren (tarkoittaneen tässä homoseksuaalia) ja joutuu vankilaan.