GIL SCOTT-HERON | THE BOTTLE

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Sunshine anthem, been playing this live version of it a lot to get me over these grey blues, can’t believe its not up on the blog already. “The Bottle” is a social commentary on alcohol abuse with Scott-Heron wrote it after seeing men line up every day in front of a liquor store called the Log Cabin, bringing back their empty bottles to get a discount on their next purchase. Scott-Heron said  “I discovered one of them was an ex-physician, who’d been busted for abortions on young girls. There was an air traffic controller in the military – one day he sent two jets crashing into a mountain. He left work that day and never went back.”

GIL SCOTT-HERON | THE BOTTLE

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