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    The 13th Floor Elevators - 'The Psychedelic Sounds Of'

    The 13th Floor Elevators - 'The Psychedelic Sounds Of'

    [ranking: 7]
    The 13th Floor Elevators are a legendary band that didn't get their due when they should have. Formed by mentally ill genius Roky Erickson, the band's debut album The Psychedelic Sounds Of is both a crash course in psych rock and the first of its kind. The fascinatingly unique band featured both a violin player and a jug player.
    Psychedelic Sounds was released in 1966 and did fairly well commercially, but the band fell apart when their habits caught up with them.
    In 1968, four of the five band members were busted for cannabis possession, and Erickson got sentenced to 10 years in prison. He was acquitted of the charges by reason of insanity, but was forced to enter a mental institution where he underwent electroconvulsive therapy and emerged sicker than he was before. When arguing for his insanity, his lawyers claimed that Erickson had 300 bad acid trips that significantly affected his mental state. 

    Primal Scream - 'Screamadelica'

    Primal Scream - 'Screamadelica'

    [ranking: 14]
    Primal Scream's groundbreaking 1991 album Screamadelica was influenced heavily by ecstasy, which the band discovered just as they began recording. Creation Records label head, Alan McGee, introduced Bobby Gillespie and the band to acid house music after he began taking ecstasy and immersing himself in the burgeoning style of dance music. 
    Gillespie said in an interview that ecstasy "opened everybody's minds" during the recording sessions for Screamadelica and described the first time he took the substance as a big influence on how he heard the sessions. "All of a sudden I'm listening to this record, turning the bass up, going, 'Oh! Ooh!'" he said. 

    Spiritualized - 'Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space'

    Spiritualized - 'Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space'

    [ranking: 12]

    Lou Reed - 'Berlin'

    Lou Reed - 'Berlin'

    [ranking: 11]
    Lou Reed's 1973 album Berlin was a concept album that followed his successful solo debut Transformer. It told the story of a couple who struggled with dependence on illicit substances. The former Velvet Underground frontman used Berlin's 10 songs to touch on substance dependence, domestic cruelty, street workers, and suicide.
    The ambitious rock opera was considered a commercial and critical failure for years. However, many now consider it one of Reed's most compelling works. 

    Oasis - 'Be Here Now'

    Oasis - 'Be Here Now'

    [ranking: 13]
    Though initially hailed as a success among fans and critics, Oasis' third album Be Here Now ultimately became more well-known for its association with excessive coke use. In hindsight, many deemed it less provocative than the band's previous two releases. Even guitarist Noel Gallagher ultimately called it "the sound of five men in the studio, on coke, not giving a f*ck."
    Most critics ultimately criticized the album for its numerous lyrical and musical flaws, and chalked their initial excitement up to lasting buzz from the peak of their career.
    "There were more hangers-on, constantly telling them they were the greatest thing. That tended to block out the critical voices," the band's former publicist, Johnny Hopkins, said. 
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    Black Sabbath - 'Vol. 4'

    Black Sabbath - 'Vol. 4'

    [ranking: 1]
    Black Sabbath spent so much time and money on coke during the recording of 1972's Vol. 4 that they originally planned to title the album Snowblind. In fact, the band's habit cost more than the recording of the album. 
    According to bassist Geezer Butler, the record came with a price tag of $60,000, while the snowstorm in which the band recorded cost $75,000. As Ozzy explained:
    For me, Snowblind was one of Black Sabbath's best-ever albums - although, the record company wouldn't let us keep the title, 'cos in those days [coke] was a big deal, and they didn't want the hassle of a controversy.
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Great music has been influenced by everything from falling in love to breaking up and drugs - lots of it. For decades, illicit substances have played a major part in music and have had a significant influence on some of the greatest albums ever made. The '70s, in particular, was a big decade for controlled substances and excess, thanks to bloated album budgets and an insanely profitable music industry. Black Sabbath tried to name an album Snowblind in ode to their coke use, and many musicians were kicked out of bands for taking their usage a bit too far.

Even as the musical landscape changed dramatically over the years, there were still plenty of illicit substances to go around, from LSD and coke to ecstasy. Here are some of the most drug-influenced recordings in history. 

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