I need help with the name of some apparently obscure song I heard a while back...
August 29, 2007 8:00 PM   Subscribe

I need help with the name of some apparently obscure song I heard a while back...

I heard a song about a year ago on a local independent radio station late night music show called Rainbow Road, and given the variety of stuff they play and the fact they have no archive of songs played I can't go back to figure out what it was (and I don't know the exact date for sure).

Anyways, the song was a somewhat country-mixed-jam bit that had a lot of "Andy Griffith Show" references but tied them into smoking marijuana. Does anybody have any idea what I'm talking about?
posted by deacon_blues to Media & Arts (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
it's not Rascal Flatts' Mayberry, is it?

Nirvana's Floyd the Barber also references the show.
posted by Poolio at 8:14 PM on August 29, 2007

I thought of those too, Poolio, but neither of them reference marijuana. Can you give us any snippets of lyric, deacon_blues?
posted by amyms at 8:21 PM on August 29, 2007

This vaguely rings a bell for me -- I think the song is a few years old. I might have downloaded it from pastemusic.com.

Not much help, but at least you know you didn't make it up. :)
posted by sugarfish at 8:38 PM on August 29, 2007

Or, I'm thinking I may have heard it on The Eclectic Company. You might email those guys and ask.
posted by sugarfish at 9:00 PM on August 29, 2007

The song made reference to one of the characters, I want to say either Barney or Opie, smoking a pipe or something similar. I'll give that a shot sugarfish, thanks.

And Poolio: No, it's not Mayberry. Although I'm sure Mayberry is mentioned somewhere in the song i'm referring to.

It was on one of those late night public radio shows where a couple of buddies are drinking and throwing on some old gems but never really keeping track. Any more help would be much appreciated and thanks everybody so far.
posted by deacon_blues at 10:27 PM on August 29, 2007

On a related note:

As Fife, Knotts voiced the only mention of marijuana on The Andy Griffith Show, saying he suspected one of the townsfolk working his fields might be tending a crop of "happy weed." [via Wikiquote]
posted by Poolio at 10:39 PM on August 29, 2007

Near positive you heard BR-549 doing "Me and Opie (Down by the Duck Pond)". One of my favorite Nashville bands.
posted by kimdog at 7:13 AM on August 30, 2007

Oh, kimdog, I think you have it. Or at least you have the one I'm thinking of.
posted by sugarfish at 7:30 AM on August 30, 2007

Perhaps it was a song from a record by the Asylum Street Spankers. In 2000 they released a whole drugs theme album called Spanker Madness. I don't specifically remember a song like that, but it has been 7 years since I've listened to the album.

Amazon link to album (with song samples): here

Their website: here
posted by monopas at 9:17 AM on August 30, 2007

Bingo kimdog, thank you!
posted by deacon_blues at 6:25 PM on August 30, 2007

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