Giving new meaning to their band name, Ocean Beach’s white boy-reggae rockers, Slightly Stoopid, have decided to press their song “Dabbington” onto hashish (cannabis extracted and compressed from the resin glands of a marijuana plant). Yep, they’re actually making a smokable record.
According to Consequence of Sound, the first two versions of the record cost $7,000 each to make, but “office potheads” couldn’t help smoking the first one and the audio of the second one wasn’t very good.
Perhaps the only redeeming quality of this idea is that the record might be auctioned off for charity -- emphasis on the “might.” According to the same Consequence of Sound article, Jon Philips of Silverback Music (who came up with the high-minded scheme) claims it’s a -- wait for it -- work of art. Permission granted to eye roll yourself into blindness and shake your damn head into an exorcist movie.
I really just have one technical question for you vinyl enthusiasts (and I can’t take credit for this one, because my friend Robert Butler came up with it): Will they spring for higher quality and durability and press the record onto 180-gram hash? If so, they might end up in a federal penitentiary …
(For those not in the know, 180-gram vinyl is heavier than the standard 120- or 140-gram vinyl. As such, it’s rumored to be of a higher caliber, but for some, the jury is still out -- in this case, it would definitely be of a higher … What was I saying?)
If this becomes a thing -- especially if they start calling it high-nyl -- so help me Snoop Dogg, I will vote against legalization next time. I’m all for marijuana activism, but quit it with the plant worship already.
Rutger Rosenborg was almost a Stanford neuroscientist before he formed Ed Ghost Tucker. He now plays in the Lulls and makes music on his own when he's not writing. Follow his updates on Facebook or contact him directly.