1. Quite possibly the worst and most addictive drug in the universe. The original way to cop it is via hyperdermic needles. Dirty needles can also give you some terrible diseases, including AIDS. It can also be snorted and then there's Mexican tar, which is smoked and can stop your heart in under 30 seconds. Either method can give you a quick "rush" but when it wears off you are really DOWN and you crash real hard.
2. In the 60s the Velvet Underground wrote a song called "Heroin". The pace and tempo of the music speeds up as Lou Reed sings the words describing the rush: smack gets into the veins, I feel like Jesus' son, etc. Then the electric viola puts out a slow drone and Lou stretches out the chorus words to similate the downful drag that comes after the fix wears off. At the last verse the electric guitar and electric viola rev it up in an onslaught and the drummer pounds the skins rapidly to emulate a junkie's pulse while on the fix again. Of course, this rapid increase in music playing, among other aspects of this song) became one of many inspirations for what would later be referred to as punk rock.
1. Richard from Reno, Nevada turned himself for detox treatment in Northern California. His IV use of heroin caused the veins in both his arms to collapse, making them solid purple. They looked like a massive bad tattoo botch job.
It's my life
And it's my wife
It's going to be the death of me!
3. Geoff Tate of Queensryche described the motive behind the writing of "The Needle Lies". He said he never touched that smack but he knew some people who have. He said, "It's shit".
4. One time I was surfing the Net and I came upon a strange website. It detailed about how the Taliban cultivates opium, from which heroin is derived. The pagemaster exhorted junkies to be "patriotic" and quit buying horse from the Afghanistan region and to buy and use Mexican tar heroin only. (!). No shit. I ain't kidding. Can you believe it?!
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