Friday, May 27, 2022

VA - Altered States (A Butterboy Compilation) CD1+CD2+CD3


VA - Altered States (A Butterboy Compilation) CD1+CD2+CD3

Since the dawn of time, man has been smoking, chewing and sniffing his way towards mystical enlightenment and the odd great cave painting, epic poem or mind-blowing pop song. You have heard people saying, "he probably came up with this tune while he was in an altered state".  There are a few themes that appear over and over again in popular music. In the musical world, drugs, not just pot, are a popular subject matter. Whether for autobiographical, glorification or cautionary purposes, music and drugs have long gone together, usually hidden behind code words and innuendo, are songs about drug use.  

In the musical world, drugs, not just pot, are a popular subject matter. Whether for autobiographical, glorification or cautionary purposes, music and drugs have long gone together. After all, it does make up one a third of the ethos that so many people lived their life by; sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll.

 Here are some of the best songs about drugs. There are many more song that could be and I am sure someone will say what about that one. I consider this set as Volume 1 on the theme and plan to compile others in the future.  I have not included the Blues and Jazz songs in this set as each occupy another set of discs on their own.    Enjoy! 






Track lists


01 Sixto Rodriguez Sugar Man 3:49

02 Beatles Tomorrow Never Knows 2:59

03 Jefferson Airplane White Rabbit 2:33

04 Neil Young The Needle and the Damage Done 1:58

05 Steppenwolf The Pusher 5:50

06 Stranglers Golden Brown 3:27

09 Love Signed D.C. 2:47

08 Rolling Stones Sister Morphine 5:34

09 Tim Hardin Red Balloon 2:36

10 Bob Dylan Desolation Row 11:21

11 Fleetwood Mac Gold Dust Woman 5:03

12 Velvet Underground Heroin 7:12

13 Cream I Feel Free 2:51

14 Traffic Hole in My Shoe 3:00

15 Donovan Hurdy Gurdy Man 3:14

16 Small Faces Itchycoo Park 2:51

17 Byrds Eight Miles High 3:36

18 13th Floor Elevators Roller Coaster 3:47

19 Kenny Rogers & the First Edition Just Dropped in (To See What Condition My Condition is In) 3:19

20 Primal Scream Higher Than the Sun 3:37


21 Plastic Ono Band Cold Turkey 5:03

22 Beatles Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds 3:21

23 Funkadelic Maggot Brain 9:51

24 Curtis Mayfield Pusherman 5:01

25 Temptations Cloud Nine (Mono) 3:36

26 James Brown King Heroin 3:59

27 Beatles Got to Get You Into My Life 2:31

28 Eric Clapton Cocaine 2:54

29 Elliott Smith Needle in the Hay 4:19

30 Small Faces Here Comes the Nice 3:01

31 Count Five Psychotic Reaction 3:08

32 Bob Marley & the Wailers Kaya 2:36

33 Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Mary Jane's Last Dance 4:33

34 Smoke My Friend Jack 3:01

35 Third Bardo Lose Your Mind 2:14

36 David Essex Rock On 3:22

37 Jimi Hendrix Experience Purple Haze 2:37

38 Electric Prunes I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night) 2:58

39 U2 Bad 5:51

40 Grateful Dead Dark Star 23:09


41 Black Sabbath Sweet Leaf 5:05

42 Andwella's Dream Cocaine 5:04

43 Country Joe & the Fish Section 43 7:18

44 Ted Nugent & The Amboy Dukes Journey to the Center of the Mind 3:36

45 Only Ones Another Girl, Another Planet 3:00

46 Duane Allman Whipping Post 5:18

47 Pink Floyd Astronomy Domine 4:10

48 Fall Totally Wired 3:26

49 Creation How Does it Feel to Feel 3:08

50 Oasis Morning Glory 5:01

51 Gene Clark You Just Love Cocaine 4:44

52 Charlatans Codine Blues 2:25

53 Flamin' Groovies Slow Death 4:23

54 Cruel Sea Cocaine 3:49

2 Dandy Warhols Crack Cocaine Rager 3:07

56 Arlo Guthrie Coming Into Los Angeles 3:02

57 John Prine Sam Stone 4:17

58 Buffy Sainte-Marie Cod'ine 5:04

59 Townes Van Zandt Waitin' Around to Die 2:23

60 Bob Dylan Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 4:34




  1. Hmm, so I'm still getting a warning that you are a virus, tried closing my blockers but still no joy, I will carry on as you do.

    1. Hi paul,
      I just posted a possible solution,
      Please refer to it and see if this helps.

  2. Thank you! Will be waiting for the Altered States Blues and Jazz song sets ... take it easy!

    1. Hi Frank,
      There are many more to come in the future.
      You may have to wait a while though.