Ludes (aka Sopors) were one of the most popular recreational drugs in the country through the seventies and early eighties -- and for many good reasons. It made you drunk without drinking... no hangover, just the fun ma'am. This song is a very short story of an evening at a “Ludes” party in the late seventies.
I saw this small pill marked “714” take its users to the heights of buzzland drunk without the hangover or hours of drinking. One pill swallowed and boom it was like a case of beer in 30 minutes. Panties dropped as the music of The Gods played loud, and the party roared -- sometimes to the level of Armageddon. This was the seventies, this was the party, and this is the story of one such night as the song morphs into an anti-drug ditty.
So now prescription pain killers are the big thing. Who's writing songs about Oxycontin parties?
track released September 15, 2014
Joe Steager - Guitar & Vocals
Ely Bass - Bass
Julie Larson - Keyboards & Vocals
Mick Wolford - Drums & Vocals
Arranged by Woody
Words & Music by Joe Steager
Photo by Kleszczelski & Steager
Recorded by Stan E. Kleszczelski
Produced by Kleszczelski & Steager