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5 August 2013 – The Dandy Warhols – Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth – over on Wicked Guilty Pleasures

By now, you probably know that I love a song with a good title.  There’s a reason for that.  These songs are usually lyrically complex and interesting, the songs constructed brilliantly around these lyrics.  

Take this 1998 song by MTV darlings The Dandy Warhols.  This straight-ahead pop-rock song so deeply and smoothly moves from Verse 1 to chorus to Verse 2 to chorus to bridge to chorus.  The (video) performance by the band is very emotionless, even with the excitement and chaos of the video around them and the gratuitous shots of seemingly ambivilent Zia McCabe.
  
Now, let’s talk about the title for a moment.  This is one of those songs in which the title is frequently misquoted.  The song is not called “Heroin is So Passe”, contrary to popular belief.  It was a song written for a friend of theirs – an appeal of sorts.

As an added bonus, here is the band performing the song live in 2012.  It’s important to note that this is the original lineup – they are still together.  And they are still rockin’ this song!

This post was originally posted on Wicked Guilty Pleasures, at http://sobadforyou.blogspot.com/2013/08/5-august-2013-dandy-warhols-not-if-you.html. Please check it out over there!

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