Three songs about heroin


Marianne Faithfull – Before the Poison


The Stranglers – Golden Brown


Velvet Underground – Waiting for the Man (didn’t for the obvious one)

I’ve been reading a lot lately about the drug chaos in Mexico. I learned that the heroin trade in Sinaloa, Mexico was started by Chinese immigrants who moved to the region in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The difficult-to-traverse mountains provided a perfect place to start a drug trade that continues to this day.

Book recommendations:

Murder City by Charles Bowden
El Narco: Inside Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency by Ioan Grillo
2666 by Roberto Bolaño

One thought on “Three songs about heroin

  1. EL CHAVO! says:

    The Stranglers song Golden Brown is on my list of best songs ever, it puts me in a serene place I want to be, making me forget about everything. Maybe it simulates the feel of the drug they reference? And then the song ends.

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