It's the name Styx (which means the river in the underground). "He only had a dollar...But he spent it all on comfort on his mind" looks at the severity a drug problem can have on a person's life because it takes up all their money and the ability to sustain themselves. Audio CD. "Someone should call his parents or a sister or a brother and they'll come and take hime back home on a bus" are lyrics in the second verse that give an idea that the druggie is still loved by his family and people care about him; however, he doesn't want to go home because "he'll always be a problem to his poor and puzzled mother". Someone needs to be there for the drug victim, or there isn't going to be any success in solving the problem. The protestors used Snowblind as one of several examples of rock songs that they claimed contained hidden Satanic phrases, and they lobbied the Arkansas State Senate for laws to require warning labels on records containing such messages. Snowblind Friend Lyrics: You say it was this morning when you last saw your good friend / Lying on the pavement with a misery on his brain / Stoned on some new potion he found upon the wall / Of some document.write('
');var c=function(){cf.showAsyncAd(opts)};if(typeof window.cf !== 'undefined')c();else{cf_async=!0;var r=document.createElement("script"),s=document.getElementsByTagName("script")[0];r.async=!0;r.src="//srv.clickfuse.com/showads/showad.js";r.readyState?r.onreadystatechange=function(){if("loaded"==r.readyState||"complete"==r.readyState)r.onreadystatechange=null,c()}:r.onload=c;s.parentNode.insertBefore(r,s)}; All lyrics provided for educational purposes only. Snowblind was written by Dennis DeYoung and Young with uncredited lyrics by Shaw[1]. 59 likes. He wants to feel better, but he doesn't think he can do it without drugs (snow). The iBUYPOWER Snowblind Signature Gaming PC turns your Desktop Case into a third monitor display. "Snowblind" is a song by Styx that appears on the Paradise Theatre album released in 1981. (function() { So he bought a one-way ticket on an airline made of snow" gives a better understanding of why this guy is a druggie. Dennis DeYoung told Dallas radio show In the Studio host Redbeard that "Anyone who plays their records backwards is the Antichrist. div_id: "cf_async_" + Math.floor((Math.random() * 999999999)) Show off your unique style on the LCD side panel. var opts = { "Snowblind Friend" is a song to help explain how it takes more than one person to kick a drug problem. })(); (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The cocaine, or "snow" has blinded his mind to the reality of life. }; 4.0 out of 5 stars 8. song: "Snowblind Friend", Audio CD. The line "I try so hard to make it so" when played in reverse was alleged to be "Satan moves through our voices". Along with "Who Needs Ya", it was one of two singles from the album which made the charts, but fell short of the top 40. $14.98. He was reluctant, he was afraid, but still he felt compelled to soldier through it. My Griffin Is Gone Hoyt Axton. Cited in the legislation were albums by The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Electric Light Orchestra, Queen, and Styx. It is the first Steppenwolf album with new bass player George Biondo. The album featured a cover of Hoyt Axton's "Snowblind Friend", their second cover of one of his antidrug songs (the first being "The Pusher"). Lyin' on the sidewalk with the misery on his brain", explains the hurt of both the drug victim and their friends. The chorus, "This mornin' when you last saw your good friend. Claims were made by anti-rock-music activists during the early 1980s that the song's lyrics were Satanistic and contained hidden backwards messages. Audio CD. The album was released in November 1970, by Dunhill Records. Partly as a response to the Arkansas ruling, the band created the concept album Kilroy Was Here, which included genuine backwards messages mocking their critics. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Snowblind Friend - Hoyt Axton on AllMusic - 1977 - Hoyt Axton's two recordings for MCA, Snowblind… "Who Needs Ya"/"Earschplittenloudenboomer", Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Steppenwolf_7&oldid=983796039, Short description is different from Wikidata, Album articles lacking alt text for covers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 16 October 2020, at 08:31. Choose from over a million free vectors, clipart graphics, vector art images, design templates, and illustrations created by artists worldwide! The album featured a cover of Hoyt Axton's "Snowblind Friend", their second cover of one of his antidrug songs (the first being "The Pusher"). "Snowblind Friend" is a song by the older group, Steppenwolf, that focuses on drug use and the difficulty for those close to a druggie. The song is about the helplessness of cocaine addiction, alternating between slow, brooding verses (sung by James Young) and a faster, harder-edged chorus (sung by Tommy Shaw), representing the addict's cycle of highs and lows. It also shows how some friends won't try to help because they don't know what to do, but just makes the whole problem worse. While the album featured Steppenwolf's trademark rock and roll sounds, none of the songs were able to make the top 40. All lyrics are property and copyright of their owners. $970.43. [3] The album track "Renegade" is autobiographical for lead vocalist John Kay, recounting his flight with his mother from the Soviet occupation zone to the West in 1948. 4.0 out of 5 stars 8. Usually ships within 10 days. Later the Parents Music Resource Center and leader Tipper Gore condemned the song as "Satanistic". Download 22,785 cover page free vectors. "Snowblind Friend" is a song by the older group, Steppenwolf, that focuses on drug use and the difficulty for those close to a druggie. Usually ships within 10 days. adunit_id: 100001411, artist: "Steppenwolf", Styx repeatedly and angrily dismissed these claims as baseless. Steppenwolf 7 is the fifth studio album by Canadian-American rock band Steppenwolf. One accurate version. Essential Gold (Digitally Remastered) Hoyt Axton. Despite the band's protests, fundamentalist Christian groups were able to influence the Arkansas State Senate to pass a bill requiring that all records containing backward masking be labeled as such by the manufacturer. The album was released in November 1970, by Dunhill Records. "Snowblind Friend" (1971), covered by Steppenwolf "Lightning Bar Blues" (1973), covered by Brownsville Station, Arlo Guthrie, and Hanoi Rocks "Sweet Misery" (1974), covered by John Denver and Martha Reeves "When the Morning Comes" (1974) "Snowblind Friend" (1971), covered by Steppenwolf "Lightning Bar Blues" (1973), covered by Brownsville Station, Arlo Guthrie, and Hanoi Rocks "Sweet Misery" (1974), covered by John Denver and Martha Reeves "When the Morning Comes" (1974) The single reached #22 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. Snowblind Friend/Free Sailin' By Hoyt Axton (2011-02-14) 4.7 out of 5 stars 19. Recommended by The Wall Street Journal "Snowblind" is a song by Styx that appears on the Paradise Theatre album released in 1981. $14.98. Only 1 left in stock - order soon. Steppenwolf 7 is the fifth studio album by Canadian-American rock band Steppenwolf. While the album featured Steppenwolf's trademark rock and roll sounds, none of the songs were able to make the top 40. "He only had a dollar...But he spent it all on comfort on his mind" looks at the severity a drug problem can have on a person's life because it takes up all their money and the ability to sustain themselves. Along with "Who Needs Ya", it … My Griffin Is Gone Hoyt Axton. Snowblind Friend/Free Sailin' By Hoyt Axton (2011-02-14) 4.7 out of 5 stars 19. We have enough trouble making these records sound right forward. "Snowblind" was the B-side of the album's first single, "Mr. Roboto". $970.43. Snowblind Friend, Ottawa, Ontario. [2] Aural inspection however suggests that any resemblance the line's reversed phonemes had to this phrase was slight, and likely coincidental. People have nothing better to do. Essential Gold (Digitally Remastered) Hoyt Axton. Audio CD. The intro to "Earschplittenloudenboomer" is spoken by Kay partially in German. Only 1 left in stock - order soon. Song meanings ©2003-2020 lyricinterpretations.com. /* TFP - lyricinterpretations */ It is the first Steppenwolf album with new bass player George Biondo. Can you imagine attacking the guys who made "Babe", I mean please"[1]. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Snowblind Friend - … He is destroying his life, but doesn't want to believe it. "Serious issues underlie a new album from Styx", One with Everything: Styx and the Contemporary Youth Orchestra, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Snowblind_(Styx_song)&oldid=976821409, Songs written by James Young (American musician), Pages using infobox song with unknown parameters, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 5 September 2020, at 07:11. All tracks composed by John Kay and Larry Byrom; except where indicated. Snowblind Friend Tab by Steppenwolf with free online tab player.