THURSDAY, DECEMBER 05, 2013 |
Posted by: Matt Howard
Today marks the 80th anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition. For those of you who have no idea what we're referring to, ask someone in the seventh grade, or start watching Boardwalk Empire. Many would certainly argue that the world would be a much better place if this repeal hadn't occurred. However, on the opposite end of that argument is music, which throughout the past 80 years has been both a benefactor and victim of the bottle. Hell, without booze, some of the greatest songwriters would be thematically stumped. And how in the world would you expect men to dance without loosening up a bit?
In honor of this special day, we'd like to recognize a few songs that never would have graced our ears if our right to imbibe had remained felonious.
10. Beastie Boys - "Brass Monkey"
9. Nouvelle Vague - "Too Drunk to Fuck" (Dead Kennedys Cover)
8. The Walkmen - "Southern Heart"
7. FIDLAR - "Cheap Beer"
6. Bruce Springsteen - "Highway Patrolman"
5. Tom Waits - "The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me)"
4. The Replacements - "Here Comes A Regular"
3. Black Flag - "Wasted"
2. Elliott Smith - "St. Ides Heaven"
1. The Pogues - "Sally MacLennane" *
*We understand The Pogues are from Ireland and the Volstead Act had no impact on that nation. But they're The Pogues, and this is a list about drinking...