Bath Salts

by Screedler on March 24, 2016

In the history of rock and roll, there have been plenty good songs that caution against drug use; but they are usually about the more commonly abused drugs like cocaine, heroine, or LSD.  This one about bath salts strikes me as odd.

“Bath Salts” by the highly suspect named band, Highly Suspect , may not be as rock ‘in to me as “That Smell” or “The Needle and The Damage Done”, but at least it’s not an anthem promoting drug use like ” Magic Carpet Ride”.  It certainly doesn’t celebrate the use of “bath salts”; the drug blamed for turning people into flesh eating zombies a couple of years ago; which I guess is what the video is suggesting.

I am sure if I looked hard enough I could find songs against the use of crystal meth, spice, or ketamine; but I did not search this one out, I actually heard it on the radio. I see it has over a million views on YouTube, so I guess that makes it a minor hit.

It’s not that bad of a song, but I doubt people will be listening to it 30 years from now.  If they are…god help us all.

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1 Mark March 25, 2016 at 12:48 am

Speaking of flesh eating zombies. Have you heard of Krokodil. The other day I was perusing the images on Yandex search engine and came across some photos of people who had used Krokodil. They were terrifying.

I had never even heard of this drug. I’m a drunk, what do I know about flesh eating heroin. Moreover, I haven’t drank in 6 years so I am really not current with this kind of thing.
Anyway, it looks like in late 2015 it made its way from Russia to America. It is scary stuff.

I guess my point is that even though drug addicts will know it is going to hurt them badly, many will take it anyway. There is a desperation in addicts that doesn’t seem to have any equivalent for non-addicts. I sometimes wished that I would get drunk and die, or that I would be arrested and put in jail, or run over by a car, or anything that would incapacitate me. Because I needed to stop drinking and I couldn’t. I wanted something external to force me, because I could not stop myself. So I understand how they will be willing to put this poison into themselves so they can stop twitching and shaking. They will take it to stop the anxiety, the sheer terror that they are going to go into withdrawals. In that condition they might not care if it will destroy them from the inside out. They may think that death will put an end to their suffering. When your brain is all out of whack because you have been high for several days you cannot think clearly. What you do know is this, the longer you wait to take more of your drug of choice, the worse it is going to get.

Sorry, I really wandered off course there.
As always, I love this blog.


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