Saturday, August 29, 2009

King of Beers

Last week I made a CD of songs about booze and/or drinking for a friend. Today Paste posted a fun list of 21 Songs About Booze, in honor of the retirement of 95-year-old bartender Angelo Cammarata. Interestingly, our playlists only overlap by one song.

Paste's 21 Songs About Booze
1. The Replacements - "Beer for Breakfast"
2. The Minus Five - "Cigarettes, Coffee and Booze"
3. Courtney Jaye - "Box Wine"
4. Jerry Lee Lewis - "Jack Daniels Old No. 7"
5. Todd Snider - "Beer Run"
6. The Champs - "Tequila"
7. The National - "Bitters & Absolut"
8. Gogol Bordello - "Alcohol"
9. Allstar Cashville Prince feat. Yo Gotti & Lil' Wayne - "Grey Goose"
10. Fear - "I Believe I'll Have Another Beer"
11. Willie Nelson - "Whiskey River"
12. Kiss - "Cold Gin"
13. Oasis - "Champagne Supernova"
14. Luke Doucet - "It's Not the Liquor I Miss"
15. Snoop Dogg - "Gin & Juice"
16. Johnny Russell - "Rednecks, White Socks and Blue Ribbon Beer"
17. Eric Burdon & War - "Spill the Wine"
18. Beck - "Beercan"
19. Tom T. Hall - "I Like Beer"
20. The Doors - "The Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)"
21. John Lee Hooker - "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer"

Rockstar Aimz Drinking Mix
1. The Steeldrivers - "Drinkin' Dark Whiskey"
2. Emmylou Harris - "Two More Bottles of Wine"
3. Drive-By Truckers - "Women Without Whiskey"
4. Two Dollar Pistols - "Wine Me Up" (Faron Young Cover)
5. Willie Nelson - "Whiskey River"
6. Hank Williams, Jr. - "Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound"
7. Hayes Carll - "Knockin' Over Whiskeys"
8. The Devil Makes Three - "Old Number Seven"
9. Uncle Tupelo - "Whiskey Bottle"
10. Eilen Jewell - "High Shelf Booze"
11. Phosphorescent - "I Gotta Get Drunk" (Willie Nelson Cover)
12. Those Darlins - "Glass to You"
13. Lucero - "Drink Till We're Gone"
14. The Replacements - "Here Comes a Regular"
15. Tom Waits - "Bad Liver and a Broken Heart"
16. Whiskeytown - "Too Drunk to Dream"
17. The Sadies - "The Horseshoe"
18. Too Much Joy - "King of Beers"
19. The Hold Steady - "Party Pit"
20. Corb Lund Band - "Time to Switch to Whiskey"
21. Reverend Horton Heat - "Baby, I'm Drunk"
22. Dropkick Murphys - "Kiss Me, I'm Shitfaced"
23. Asskickers - "Goddamn Bad" (song about being hungover)

Too Much Joy - King of Beers.mp3
Buy (MP3 only): Cereal Killers (1991)

My best friend and I would listen to this song all of the time in college.

A man's bar is his castle, and this stool is my throne.
Why am I such an asshole? And why am I here alone?

So many drinking songs, so little time to get drunk. Burp.


toomuchcountry said...

Well now you've done it. As I sit here drinking my Boulevard Pale Ale from KC MO, I'll respond with a few faves of my own...and maybe even a copycat blog with attribution to yours. A few additions to your list...

Ol' Milwaukee's Best - Adam Carrol
Barlight - Charlie Robison
One Bud Wiser - John Rich
Whole Lotta Liquor to Like Her - Pete Schlegel
I Came To Drink - Chance
Sell A Lot of Beer - Warren Brothers
Drunk All Around This Town - Scott Miller
Horseshoe Lounge - Slaid Cleaves

Truersound said...

should we spread the drinking mix love across 3 blogs?

Rockstar Aimz said...

Good stuff there toomuchcountry. I think I have about half of those in my collection. I made a quick drinking/booze playlist yesterday and came up with 230 songs.

Truersound - there can never be too many drinking mixes.

toomuchcountry said...

Done. Added my short list with accompanying YT vids. HTML doesn't work well in comments to add the link. But its at

Angie said...

One of my favorite "drinking" songs is When I Drink by The Avett Brothers. No truer words spoken, er sang.

simon2307 said...

Some great tunes.
The Gourds version of Gin & Juice is better than the original, some other favourite whiskey tunes.....
Felice Bros -Whiskey in My Whiskey
No River City - Dissolved in Your Whiskey
Lennie & the Piss Poor Boys - Lonely Days And Whiskey Nights
Cam Penner - Rye Whiskey
Fred Eaglesmith - Makin' Whiskey
Jenny Queen - Jim Beam