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Would Rock N Roll music be boring without drugs?

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Zack -  Mr. GenXer Profile

Kind of. From what I've heard, some artists have written their best work being high.

Virginia Lou Profile
Virginia Lou answered

Dear JellyBean Clouds,

No...

Life itself, when you give it a chance, is a natural high...everything including music is better when undiluted with drugs.

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Rooster Cogburn , Rooster Cogburn, answered

Not at all ! Who says you need drugs to listen to good rock and roll ?

Didge Doo Profile
Didge Doo answered

Music doesn't need drugs. R&R is no different in that respect from other genres.

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Ancient Hippy answered

No, it most certainly would not be.

Levi F. Profile
Levi F. answered

Well, there's no denying the effect drug use has had on some forms of music, particularly rock and psychedelic rock of the late 60s. The Beatles' "Happiness is a Warm Gun" contains imagery from an LSD trip and it's one of my favorite songs of theirs. On the classical side, Hector Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique was inspired by an opium trip--there's definitely some great music we might not have weren't it for drugs.

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mary adam answered

Rock and Roll comes from African origin, this is why we first were introduced to Rhythm and Blues music.  It is linked to the rhythm of sex, "Rock and Roll." This is why it feels so good.

"Rock 'n' roll: The term is a blues euphemism for sexual intercourse."—The Rolling Stones Encyclopedia of Rock and Roll.

"Rock 'n' roll is 99% sex."—John Oates.

"Everybody takes it for granted that rock 'n' roll is synonymous with sex."—Chris Stein.

"Rock music is sex. The big beat matches the body's rhythm."—Frank Zappa.

"Rock 'n' roll: A general term with sexual implications, as rocking 'n' rolling, originally meant fornicating. It has been used to cover many styles and types of music since the early 50s."—Robert Fink and Robert Ricci, The Language of 20th Century Music.

This music is also linked to voodoo, which is why many songs are about magic, bewitching, hypnotising, etc. Again this goes back to African origin when dancing to the beat of a drum induced states of euphoria and this was said to be possession of a Loa spirit. The saying "Right on," was originally "Ride On," which meant being ridden by a spirit. Many artists have sung about Papa Legba, one of the chief Loa who you meet at the crossroads, also Sugar and Mama.

It is the same with acting, when actors say that they were getting into character or were inspired, this inspirational always came from the Muses, which is where the word "Music" comes from. 

Sound boring to you?

Elton John - Papa Legba

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npQZfJtE__Y

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