Five-Star Fridays: Songs About Drinking

Friday, June 15th, 2012

“The Drinking Song,” by Moxy Fruvous.

This is probably the most beautiful song I know of in which I haven’t the slightest idea what the artist is actually singing about. Something about Armageddon, I take it. And Nintendo. And drinking.

But it’s a gorgeous song.

 

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9 Responses to “Five-Star Fridays: Songs About Drinking”

  1. #1 |  Fill | 

    “ever notice how drinking is like war”

  2. #2 |  Grant Gould | 

    As I understand it, the song concerns buddies going on a drinking binge from which one of them never wakes up afterward. But I’ve heard more than a bit of debate among Fru-heads as to other interpretations.

    This was always a treat to see live — they had a manic energy on stage that would just drop like a stone for this melancholy number.

  3. #3 |  Sean | 

    Good song. But I still demand The Pogues be represented here.

  4. #4 |  Personanongrata | 

    Have a lil taste of this:

    Muddy Waters – Champagne & Reefer

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHowqKYSXNI&feature=related

  5. #5 |  KPRyan | 

    Sean (#2 above) has a valid point.

  6. #6 |  hattio | 

    I’ve always assumed the same as Grant did. Except, I just assumed there were two of them.

  7. #7 |  Brad Warbiany | 

    It’s a bit dated these days, but check out Fruvous’ “The Gulf War Song”.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcc48UG7T0M

  8. #8 |  Mike T | 

    Brings back some memories, saw them busking downtown Victoria, BC quite a few years ago.

  9. #9 |  hattio | 

    That’s not the actual video they released is it?

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