Said to reflect the LSD experience, the song was intended to be a warning about the dangers of using the drug
Yeah, yeah, oh, yeah) (What condition my condition was in). I woke up this morning with the sundown shining in I found my mind in a brown paper bag, but then I tripped on a cloud and fell-a eight miles high I tore my mind on a jagged sky I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in (Yeah, yeah, oh yeah, what condition my condition was in. Someone painted "April Fool" in big black letters on a "dead end" sign I had my foot on the gas as I left the road and blew out my mind Eight miles outta Memphis and I got no spare Eight miles straight up downtown somewhere I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in I said, I just dropped in. to see what condition my condition was in (Yeah, yeah, oh, yeah). About Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In).
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The band formed in 1967 with Mike Settle and Thelma Camacho completing the lineup.
It was Rogers' first top ten hit in the Billboard charts, and got the group their first national TV audience on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour . On that release it was called "What Condition My Condition Is In". The song was covered by the British group Styvar Manor in 1970 and issued as a single on Polydor. Jim Turner of the comedy troupe Duck's Breath Mystery Theatre performed (as his character Randee of the Redwoods) a surprisingly faithful version on the Ducks' 1986 album Born To Be Tiled.
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When the group needed another song to complete the album, Rogers brought in the Jerry Lee Lewis version of "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)," which Post described as "Dope and Roll. They decided to perform it as a psychedelic song, and it became a hit and helped establish Rogers as a star. Said Post, "What became the hit but the last thing in with the guy who I thought was the least talented.