Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Paul McCartney's Thoughts on Drugs

"There's a story that sums up the whole drugs thing. When I went out to LA at the time of that Pussy Cats album, I was offered angel dust. 'What is it?' and they said, 'It's an elephant tranquiliser,' and I said to the guy, 'Is it fun?' He thought for a moment and said, 'No, it's not fun.'

"So, I said, 'Okay, I won't have any then.' That sums it up, you know. You had anything, man, even if it wasn't fun! You sort of had to do it -- peer pressure . . . I remember John going on Old Grey Whistle Test and saying, 'Paul only took [LSD] four times! We all took it twenty times!' It was as if you'd score points."
-October 1986

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