Pump Up The Valium!

Lock up your medicine cabinets, the sensational second episode of West Midlands Hospital Radio is here!

This week we dispense with the pleasantries, pump up the Valium, and pray that the drugs do work as we pick up prescription hits from all four corners of the rock and roll pharmacy. We've got more than enough high times, drug songs and mind-expanding sing-alongs to take the edge off the hurt for a couple of hours.

Your host Andrew Wolfman (me!) just says yes to music from Black Sabbath, Hüsker Dü, Huey Lewis (and the News!) plus, this being drug week, there's a proper tops-off, hands-aloft mega rave. (Don't worry, we'll warn you when the tops-off mega rave starts). 

Also, there are some reasonably funny jokes.  

Parental warnings: Strong drug references throughout, plus after 43m I call Ted Nugent "a twat". At 55m the band Drug Church really let rip and at 1h 54m there is some talk of the ITV4 TV show 'Tattoo Wankers'. On the plus side, if you stick around to the very end, there is a very funny joke about a horse that kids are just going to love.

Here are this week’s hits!

  • Sonic Youth – Dirty Boots

  • Hüsker Dü – Eight Miles High

  • Bomb The Bass (Featuring Justin Warfield) – Bug Powder Dust

  • St. Vincent – Pills

  • The Vibrators – Amphetamine Blue

  • Amyl and The Sniffers – 70’s Street Munchies

  • Harry ‘The Hipster’ Gibson – Who Put the Benzedrine in Mrs Murphy’s Ovaltine?

  • Chris T-T – The Headcold Bit of the Winter

  • The Nation of Ulysses – Aspirin Kid

  • Amboy Dukes – Journey to the Center (sic) of the Mind

  • Helium – Pat’s Trick

  • Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers – Chinese Rocks

  • Ella Fitzgerald – Wacky Dust

  • Drug Church – Weed Pin

  • The Smoke – My Friend Jack

  • Black Sabbath – Sweet Leaf

  • The Dramatics – The Devil is Dope

  • The Temptations – Cloud Nine

  • Other Half – Mr. Pharmacist

  • Giant Drag – High Friends in Places

  • Dillinger – Cokane in My Brain

  • Peter Cook and Dudley Moore – The L.S. Bumblebee

  • Beck – Steve Threw Up

  • Nirvana – Lithium

  • Huey Lewis & The News – I Want a New Drug

  • Neil Young – The Needle & The Damage Done

  • Codeine – D

  • E-Zee Possee – Everything Starts With an ‘E’

  • D-Mob (Featuring Gary Haisman) – We Call It Acieed

  • Josh Wink – Higher State of Consciousness

  • BMX Bandits – Serious Drugs

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