The Rolling Stones did drugs

6 May

This is somewhat similar to a past post about Willie Nelson and his marijuana usage.

In an interview with Absolute Radio, Sir Mick Jagger, the Rolling Stones’ eccentric frontman, said that the pervasive usage of drugs did not thwart the band’s ability to write and play great music. According to Jagger, the party atmosphere actually helped inspire a lot of music, specifically the 1972 album, Exile on Main Street

He said in the interview, “That was a period of time when everyone took loads of drugs, it was very fashionable, but I mean, we did a lot of hard work as well, so it was a bit of a party atmosphere, loads of visitors, you know, there was a lot of drugs floating around, but not everyone was completely out of it all the time and we did a lot of good tracks, you know.”

And, the sky is blue. Everyone knows that the Rolling Stones delved in narcotics. But, I guess it is good to hear it from Jagger himself. I do like how artists like Jagger and Nelson are so open. I think that is what a lot of artists today lack. Today, artists live very private lifestyles where paparazzi continually tails them and pokes fun at every blunder they make. I am not saying it was different 40 years ago, but, I just believe the musicians back in those years were of a different breed. They played into the media frenzy better. Many also took a massive amount of drugs.

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