As much as I hate drugs and its excessive use nowadays, it’s nearly impossible to argue that drugs haven’t made a huge impact on our musical world.
It was weed that gave us the greats like Hendrix, Vedder, Weiland, Staley, and probably even the Beatles.
It was alcohol (yes, it is drug) that gave us the great classics. Brahms, Mozart, Beethoven, even. Bach composed a new piece for church every week but he probably still kicked back once in a while.
It’s cocaine that gives us the crap we have today. [insert contemporary artist].
Of course, there are artists out there who try to make good music by using drugs and fail miserably.
Then there are artists who make good music without using drugs. Like me. 😀
Then there are those who try to make good music without using drugs. I feel like a lot of Christian bands fall under this category, as well as those not-well-known Youtube artists who go purely on talent. The problem with these artists is that they oftentimes try to imitate the greats but without using the same drugs. It won’t work, obviously.