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What Is Your Stoner Soundtrack


No matter what the law is every generation has had its stoner music. In the 30’s and 40’s it was Jazz (Minnie the Moocher is an awesome song), during the 50’s Beatniks arrived and Rock & Roll started to evolve (thank you Little Richard). If you remember the 60’s than you weren’t there (so I’m told) but they had folk to psychedelic rock. The 70’s weren’t forgotten they gave us Punk, Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and the rise of Ska (even though Ska started in the 50’s it took punks to bring it back). The 80’s are kind of obscure no one really stood out as a smoker, except maybe for UB40 and Eddy Grant — though I think they all were high, The Culture Club anyone?

Than there’s the 90’s and up, when I can start to give you personal experiences. We use to refer to the 90’s as the upside down 60’s; acid, pills, and pot were everywhere. The first bands I would associate with smoking sessions would be Nirvana and Jane’s Addiction. Many a night were spent with multiple friends smoking in whosever’s house, apartment or abandon cabin we could find. We would smoke late night around fires listening to Pearl Jam, Fun Loving Criminals, and Violent Femmes.

During this time I was able to attend the second, third, and fourth Lollapalooza. Grunge was popular and wearing a flannel was cool. At the same time as the peak of grunge was happening hip-hop was taking on a whole new form. Dr. Dre released “The Chronic” which became mandatory for every good stoner to listen to and than Snoop Dog came out with his own release; it became the golden age of stoner rap with the likes of Funkdoobiest, Cypress Hill, and Wu-Tang Clan. Towards the end of the 90’s grunge was going away and punk made a come back with Sublime and Rancid letting the world know California wasn’t dead. This in a lump was my 90’s.

The decade of 2000 started strong with a hit from Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back. That hit was Because I Got High by Afroman. Than it gave us some good stoner rock with Jack Johnson and the rise of G-love and Special Sauce (he’s been playing the Philadelphia scene for years) but it also gave us the sounds of the Gorillaz, Outkast, N.E.R.D, and Gnarls Barkley all which scream “If you like me, you might get high”. Towards the end of this decade it had a strong finish with Matisyahu.

So far 2010 hasn’t been too bad. MGMT is pretty awesome to get high to but I don’t recommend watching their videos at the same time, freaky. The Muse is pretty good to for something to smoke to but there’s doesn’t seem to be much more than that. As much respect as I have for Lady GaGa, something about kicking back, smoking, and listening to Poker Face doesn’t seem to be appealing. Where are the smoking anthems of 2010? Where are the “Hits from the Bong”? I’m hoping with the age of the INTERNET they’re just not signed yet and are still hustling on itunes or something. Maybe I’m wrong.

What is your stoner music? When I’m scoring (since its still illegal on my end) its old school hip hop or some hardcore rock. When I’m smoking its Jazz or Reggae, I’ll even enjoy Jimmy Buffet or some Willie Nelson. So what’s your stoner soundtrack?

While you contemplate what I’ve written here’s some shit I found on the net;

I read stories like these everyday and it just makes me wanna go Noooooooooo!

Illegal drug deal gone bad to try and be used against the legalization and the ignorant will believe it.

Just Nooooooooo! 5 football fields

Dude, how high were you?


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  • jay

    The best weed 420 song hands down is on YouTube called Mr. Green Thumb by some guy named Auto Green. I play this everytime I get high. It’s a weed smokers anthem.
    Here’s the link, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrQPRysGxk4

  • hippie_stoner

    Gotta start with some widespread panic, moe., sublime, beatles, and some floyd

  • Jake

    Wiz Khalifa, Kid Cudi, and Lil Wayne!

  • miami

    wiz khalifa – taylor gang or die

  • India

    there is a reason they call it high school…its a hell of a lot more bearable when your high :D

  • miggy420

    You have great taste, congrats on getting out of high school, err I mean graduating.

  • India

    Well i just left HIGH school about 3 months ago, my soundtrack is not what everyone else was listening to. Any Beatles song was in, same with most songs from the musical HAIR (only the original cast recording, i dont like the movie or the new casts rendition). and songs from REEFER MADNESS! throw a little eminem, some who and a little dyan into the mix…best songs in the world to jam out to while passing a pipe back and forth in my besties little neon. high school well spent!

  • miggy420

    Rock out Herb! Did you know Alice Cooper hosts a pretty kick ass radio show on late nights…?

  • Herb Fellow

    The 70’s were my time; graduating from HIGH school in 1975. Times were good with Jethro Tull, Frank Zappa, Black Sabbath, Allman Brothers, Alice Cooper, George Harrison and on and on the list goes. I remember pull out from school with School’s Out for Summer blaring. The Speckled Bird was the paper to read and pot was dirt cheap. But then again, minimum wage was under $2. One of my all time favorites is Call Any Vegetable by Frank Zappa. I still listen to the same ol’ music but do throw in some raggae fairly often. The tunes are best in a cloud of smoke!