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Discussion in 'The Backstage' started by Frogfur, Oct 1, 2017.
I've always loved that song. And heeded its warning.
Here's another (RIP, Tommy Bolin):
My brother played this to death when I was a kid. He had the soundtrack album for Easy Rider and played it over and over. I hadn't heard it for years and then it was used on an TV advert and I downloaded it straight away. I could remember the words without having to listen to it first. Great track.
When my wife and I first moved to CO in 92, I got a job with a tech company in Boulder to get settled and worked with Tommy's drummer. He told some amazing studio and concert stories. I had never heard of Tommy before that. He was bummed he stayed pretty wrecked back then he said instead of networking and when Tommy passed he was out of work. I believe he runs Tommy's website. Not sure.
That was great OP.
the Trilogy (beg, mid, end)
Even more poignant when you think that it killed him; and he knew it would and his trilogy was a warning and not a glorification.
Damn That pusher man. So many OD's these days. All ages and walks of life.
cool song ! I, too, have the Soundtrack album of "Easy Rider". brings back a lot of memories.
In Layne’s last interview with Argentinean writer Adriana Rubio he sounded like he was pretty much done(with life), that he knew somewhere deep inside that he was not going to make it. The conversation took place less than three months before he died from an overdose of heroin and cocaine, revealing a broken man, who, at 34 years old had given up the will to live. Staley tells the interviewer, “I know I’m dying, I’m not doing well. Don’t try to talk about this to my sister Liz. She will know it sooner or later.”
Layne continues, “This fucking drug use is like the insulin a diabetic needs to survive, I’m not using drugs to get high like many people think. I know I made a big mistake when I started using this sh–. It’s a very difficult thing to explain. My liver is not functioning and I’m throwing up all the time and shitting my pants. The pain is more than you can handle. It’s the worst pain in the world. Dope sick hurts the entire body.”
yeah I read that. And he'd lost all his teeth and was living in a pair of Sesame Street pajamas if I recall correctly. He was broken.
I heard he was doing ok then his estranged father showed up who was a junkie and got him doing it again (so Layne would buy him drugs)...what a f**ked up situation.
True as well. Only reason they went to check on him was because his normal stops at the atm for drug money had stopped.