This is a cover version of the 1983 song "White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)" by Grandmaster Flash and Melle Mel. Originally the song was intended to be an ironic celebration of a cocaine-fueled party lifestyle, but it was abridged with the "don't do it" message as an anti-cocaine song as a concession to commercial considerations.
White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)" is a song by Melle Mel, released as a 12" in 1983 on Sugar Hill Records. The song, which warns against the dangers of cocaine, addiction, and drug smuggling, is one of Melle Mel's signature tracks. The bassline is taken from a performance of the Sugar Hill house band (featuring bassist Doug Wimbish) covering "Cavern", a single by New York City band Liquid Liquid.
Ooh-white! (White Lines) Vision dreams of passion (Going through my mind) And all the while I think of you (Pipeline) A very strange reaction (Yours to unwind) The more I see, the more I do. Something of a phenomenon Telling your body to come along Cause White Lines blow away Blow! Rock! Blow! Ticket to ride a white-line highway Tell all your friends they can go my way Pay your toll, sell your soul Pound for pound it costs more than gold The longer you stay, the more you pay My white lines go a long way Either up your nose or through your vein With nothing to gain except killing.
English new wave band Duran Duran have released fourteen studio albums, four live albums, four compilation albums, two remix albums, two box sets, seven EPs, thirty-nine singles, and fourteen video albums. Duran Duran have sold over 100 million records. The band have achieved UK top-five albums in four different decades (1980s to 2010s), and US top-10 albums in three different decades (1980s, 1990s and 2010s).
Girls on Film (with band introductions).
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