Celebrating the consumption of alcohol in a state with as much DWI tragedy as ours should be done with a tad of temperance. I crowdsourced some of these tunes, and I also tried to present tracks that both glorify getting sotted and those that dwell on the darker side of alcoholism. Stream this playlist in its entirety at: bit.ly/drinkdrankdrunk. Enjoy this mix—and the sauce—responsibly.
"Underneath the Bottle" • Lou Reed • The Blue Mask
This is Lou Reed at his charming, libertine best. He's so bad that he's gone past bad and back to sacrosanct.
"Summer Wine" • Nancy Sinatra with Lee Hazlewood • “Summer Wine”/“Sugar Town” 7-inch
Strawberries, cherries and an angel's kiss in spring—euphemism or not—sounds like a top-shelf recipe.
“La Bière”• Jacques Brel • Jacques Brel
Jacques Brel’s vox could make rubbing alcohol sound like Cristal.
“There's a Tear in My Beer” • The The • Hanky Panky