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Joe Cocker — Let's Go Get Stoned
Album: Mad Dogs & Englishmen
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Released: 1970
Length: 7:16
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Let's go get stoned
Let's go get stoned
When your baby won't let you in
Got a few pennies, a bottle of gin
Just call your buddy on the telephone
Let's go get stoned

Let's go get stoned
Let's go get stoned
When you work so hard all the day long
And everything you do seems to go wrong
Just drop by my place on your way home
Let's go get stoned

It ain't no harm
You're takin just a taste
But don't blow your cool
and start messing up the place
It ain't no harm you're faking just a nip
But make sure you don't fall down bust your lip
Let's go get stoned
Let's go get stoned
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Now that's an ending. What a force of nature that crazy fuck was. 
 lizardking wrote:

Funny time to have the "drug" set of songs (Rolling Stones - Sister Morphine, now this) - my partner at work just got up to go to a "drug free workplace" seminar; he'll be back at 2pm.  And I was thinking he said "I'll be back at 2, gotta go do some drugs."

 

song has an even 7 rating currently; I'll try to bump it up some by rating an 8.



 
Drugs and insanity set: a great way to start the week!

Funny time to have the "drug" set of songs (Rolling Stones - Sister Morphine, now this) - my partner at work just got up to go to a "drug free workplace" seminar; he'll be back at 2pm.  And I was thinking he said "I'll be back at 2, gotta go do some drugs."

 

song has an even 7 rating currently; I'll try to bump it up some by rating an 8.


This was one of those awkward songs to dance to, you could get carried away at the beginning, but if you didn't know the girl that well, you oouldn't really use the last bit as a snogging break, so you just stood there having light conversation.
BTW Hayduke, the reference was good, especially since Bill was following the Rolling Stones (read "The greatest Drunk on Earth and Andre the giant)" down about 3 paragraphs, for background. Even Bill isn't prescient enough to have figured out THAT segue! Is he?
good idea!
Excellent version!!! (was joking about Andre' )
 hayduke2 wrote:
lovely song! and they got a trim Andre' the Giant to flex for the cover photo, so very fab!

  
 
kurtster wrote:

Thanks after all these years.

I never did figure out who that was on the cover.

 
Hmmm, I always thought it was Joe!
easmann wrote:
The Ray Charles influence comes through clearly on this one.
  
 
sirdroseph wrote:
Well it is a Ray Charles song.
 
It is, yes. Ray had a big influence on Joe and it's just more obvious on this track than most I guess. It being Ray's song helps I'm sure. Joe did this number at Woodstock by the way.

"Ray Charles was the guy I learned my vocal style from, you know, to the point of absolute adulation," — Joe Cocker

Edit: It is not in fact, I was surprised to learn, a Ray Charles song, though his version was a bigger hit:

'"Let's Go Get Stoned" is a song originally recorded by The Coasters in May 1965. It was written by Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson, and Josephine Armstead.'

— Wikipedia: Let's Go Get Stoned (R&B song)

Peace.
 hayduke2 wrote:
lovely song! and they got a trim Andre' the Giant to flex for the cover photo, so very fab!

 
Thanks after all these years.

I never did figure out who that was on the cover.
 easmann wrote:
The Ray Charles influence comes through clearly on this one.

 
Well it is a Ray Charles song.
thank you Sir, may I have another?

more Mad Dogs & Englishmen please

I think this tour opened in Detroit if not it did roll thru and no I didn't see it but heard the ads on the radio
no money, no car, no drivers license yet, I got it in the summer of 1970
Miss you, Joe!
The Ray Charles influence comes through clearly on this one.
Joe, you were so beautiful and had the power to make an old man cry. Gone now, but never to be forgotten.
Quiet satisfaction as the 8th person to rate this and make the needle jump from 6.9 to 7.1. {#Bananajam}

RIP Joe...
RIP, Joe. Awesome talent.
Sad news:

Singer Joe Cocker has died at the age of 70, the Yorkshire Post reports. The Sheffield-born singer died at his home in Colorado, where he had been quietly battling lung cancer for years. In the U.S., Cocker was most famous for his cover of the Beatles' "With a Little Help From My Friends," as well as the shambling dance steps that inspired a Saturday Night Liveparody from John Belushi

Great Voice, Strong Spirit! 


lovely song! and they got a trim Andre' the Giant to flex for the cover photo, so very fab!