The Rob Ford Crack Megamix

by Joey deVilla on October 31, 2013

the rob ford crack megamix

In honour of all the evidence coming out about Toronto’s Peter Griffin-esque mayor, Rob Ford, I’m compiling a list of songs about drugs — and especially crack — and putting them in this post for your listening enjoyment. I’ll keep adding to the post as the day goes on, so if you have any suggestions, put them in the comments, and I’ll add them to the post!

The Rolling Stones: Mother’s Little Helper (1966)

Velvet Underground: I’m Waiting for the Man (1967)

William Shatner: Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds (1968)

Steppenwolf: The Pusher (1968)

Johnny Cash: Cocaine Blues (1968)

Lou Reed: Perfect Day (1972)

Very fitting, and posted in honour of Lou Reed’s recent passing. Thanks to Meryle for the suggestion!

Curtis Mayfield: Pusherman (1972)

Thanks to Colin Climie for the suggestion!

The Monks: Drugs in My Pocket (1979)

Eric Clapton: Cocaine (1980)

The Stranglers: Golden Brown (1982)

We don’t have enough songs about drugs in 3/4 time.

Grandmaster Melle Mel: White Lines (1983)

Freeze! Rock! Everybody thinks Grandmaster Flash did this, but it was actually Grandmaster Melle Mel. Thanks to Paul Frankenstein for the suggestion!

Specimen: The Beauty of Poison (1984)

A goth classic.

Forgotten Rebels: Surfin’ on Heroin (1984)

NWA: Dope Man (1987)

Guns ‘N’ Roses: Mr. Brownstone (1987)

From the film Red Heat: “Cocainum!” (1988)

Not a song, but it still fits the theme.

Shinehead: Gimme No Crack (1988)

Ice-T: I’m Your Pusher (1988)

“Out here on the street, he don’ even know what time it is!”

Public Enemy: Night of the Living Baseheads (1988)

1000 Homo DJs: Supernaut (1990)

The La’s: There She Goes (1990)

You thought this was about a girl, didn’t you?

GWAR: Crack in the Egg (1992)

First saw this back in the summer of 1992, in the movie that changed my life: Phallus in Wonderland.

Lemonheads: My Drug Buddy (1992)

Another tune from my university years. Thanks to Jennifer Woltemade for the suggestion!

Cypress Hill: Insane in the Brain (1993)

Thanks to my ol’ pal, George “Hotchner” Scriban, who also suggests any Cypress Hill tune is appropriate.

Revolting Cocks: Crackin’ Up (1993)

How’d I forget this one?

Bomb the Bass: Bug Powder Dust (1994)

Thanks to Chris for the suggestion!

Pulp: Sorted for E’s and Wizz (1995)

Elliott Smith: Needle in the Hay (1995)

Blur: Beetlebum (1997)

Another Jennifer Woltemade suggestion!

Dayglo Abortions: Homophobic Sexist Cokeheads (1998)

A great suggestion from Michael Jones, and oh-so-fitting.

Afroman: Because I Got High (2000)

Weezer: Hash Pipe (2001)

MGMT: Time to Pretend (2005)

Kanye West featuring The Game: Crack Music (2005)

Amy Winehouse: Back to Black (2006)

Clipse: Nightmares (2006)

Jay-Z: Roc Boys (2007)

GWAR: Crack for the Holidays (2009)

Not a music video, but hey, I can’t resist GWAR, and hey, it’s topical!

The “Heisenberg” Narcocorrido from Breaking Bad (2009)

A narcocorrido is a Mexican drug ballad whose style is derived from norteno folk corridos. Someone need to write one about El Cabron Grande Rob Ford.

C90s: Shine a Light – Flight Facilities Remix (2010)

In the game Grand Theft Auto V, this is the theme music for the mission in which the character you play, Michael (voiced by Ray Liotta), is dosed with acid by his no-good son Jimmy.

Frank Ocean: Crack Rock (2012)

Geez, how’d I forget this? Thanks to Ian Tuck for the suggestion!

COCAINUM! (2012)

Arnie quotes make this awesome.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Colin October 31, 2013 at 2:18 pm

I’ll contribute:

Curtis Mayfield – Pusherman

Chris October 31, 2013 at 3:37 pm

Bomb the Bass: “Bug Powder Dust”

Max November 9, 2013 at 3:08 am

Here’s a doozie…

Phuture – Your Only Friend

rufruf November 10, 2013 at 4:50 pm

a “megamix” would imply more than a pile of records on a table, there buddy. it’s maybe, the first step.

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