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Old 24-03-2019, 03:26
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Drug Drug Druggy heard in Prague, Czechoslavia

So I spent September 2018 living in Prague. Prague is fucking beautiful in September. The weather is still good but there aren't so many tourists around. I lived around the back of Prague Castle and would often go for a walk up around Petrin Gardens as the sun went down and would gaze over the Vltava and all the lights of the city in the distance. It was special.

Anyway one night I was out running near Prague Castle and as I passed a bar I heard a familiar song. It was a guitar solo that I'd heard before but not for a while. It was Drug Drug Druggy.

I didn't go into the bar as I'm a wanton alcoholic but found it to be quite strange. Do the Czechs have a Manics problem? Why this song in particular?

Drug Drug Druggy sounds like a commercial for a breakfast cereal targeted at young children. The chorus line should be Yum Yum Yummy. Toasted oats with sweet lush honey!

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Old 24-03-2019, 12:50
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It would be amazing to have a Czech fanbase but I think it could possibly be an expat playing the track.
It is great recognising tracks by their guitar solos. Proper unable to put a foot forward because you're too busy thinking "Damn, what is this? I know it! I know it!" etc.
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Old 24-03-2019, 13:51
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Let's not shit on the Drug Drug Druggy parade but it's more likely some Spotify algorithm spitting it out as part of some playlist.
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Old 24-03-2019, 13:51
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It would be amazing to have a Czech fanbase but I think it could possibly be an expat playing the track.
It is great recognising tracks by their guitar solos. Proper unable to put a foot forward because you're too busy thinking "Damn, what is this? I know it! I know it!" etc.
I think they actually are pretty popular there.

The people seem to be very Scottish over there. Everyone looks angry and drunk and they are really Godless too which is excellent and you can buy cannabis in a lot of the pubs in Prague 3.
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Old 24-03-2019, 13:55
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Let's not shit on the Drug Drug Druggy parade but it's more likely some Spotify algorithm spitting it out as part of some playlist.

Could well be. What song afterward would convince you it was not a shitty algorithm?
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Old 24-03-2019, 15:17
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When I think of Bratislava I think of Hostel, so the song seems fitting.
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Old 24-03-2019, 20:42
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Can't say I've ever heard the Manics played when overseas (asides from Tolerate when in Australia), but if I heard a fairly obscure album track being played in a pub as I walked past I'd definitely go in for a drink.
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Old 24-03-2019, 21:13
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We had a very successful screening of No Manifesto in Prague.
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Old 24-03-2019, 21:21
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We had a very successful screening of No Manifesto in Prague.
cool whereabouts did you screen it?

prague strikes me as somewhere where the manics would be surprisingly big.
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Old 24-03-2019, 21:30
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Can't say I've ever heard the Manics played when overseas (asides from Tolerate when in Australia), but if I heard a fairly obscure album track being played in a pub as I walked past I'd definitely go in for a drink.
I heard your love alone in italy in about 2009.
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Old 25-03-2019, 00:09
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I grew up in Croatia and it's nothing unusual to hear a Manics' song every here and there. Rare, sure, but not that surprising.

Korea, on the other hand....
I should have signed that day I heard Anthem for a Lost Cause on the calendar and celebrate it each year.
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Old 25-03-2019, 06:41
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I grew up in Croatia and it's nothing unusual to hear a Manics' song every here and there. Rare, sure, but not that surprising.

Korea, on the other hand....
I should have signed that day I heard Anthem for a Lost Cause on the calendar and celebrate it each year.
Whereabouts you from? I spent October in Split and did nothing but eat ice cream at the harbour and feed the stray cats sardines.
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Old 25-03-2019, 08:03
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Whereabouts you from? I spent October in Split and did nothing but eat ice cream at the harbour and feed the stray cats sardines.
I'm from Umag. It's in Istria, on the boarder with Slovenia and Italy.
Split is nice, full of historical cultural heritage. Were you on holidays, or something else?
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Old 26-03-2019, 08:04
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Old 15-05-2019, 19:17
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I think they actually are pretty popular there.

The people seem to be very Scottish over there. Everyone looks angry and drunk and they are really Godless too which is excellent and you can buy cannabis in a lot of the pubs in Prague 3.
Interesting you found a way to buy grass in Czech Republic, it never happened to me when I lived there and it was more than 30 years. But it's actually sad to hear. Anyway be sure I wouldn' look friendly at you either when you called the country Czechoslavia :-D

There are Manics fans there, there is a pub in Ostrava where you can ask for The Holy Bible and you get it. But tge fans are growing old with the band.
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