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.
Murder City by Charles Bowden
El Narco: Inside Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency by Ioan Grillo
2666 by Roberto BolaÃ±o
One thought on “Three songs about heroin”
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.