My 10 Favorite Songs About Drinking


I’m not much of drinker but that doesn’t mean I can’t apreciate the entertaining aspects of drinking culture. Musical odes to drinking are some of my favorite kinds of tunes and I’ve included a few of my favorites songs about drinking right here. Cheers!

  1. I Ain’t Drunk, I’m Just Drinkin’- by Jimmy Liggins
  2. Beer For Breakfast- by The Replacements [audio:]
  3. En El Cielo No Hay Cerveza- by Flaco Jimenez [audio:]
  4. One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer..- by Johnny Lee Hooker [audio:]
  5. There’s A Tear In My Beer- by Hank Williams Jr. and Sr.[audio:]
  6. Whiskey, Gin and Wine- by Joe Liggins [audio:]
  7. Have A Beer With Fear- by Fear [audio:]
  8. Too Drunk To Fuck- by Dead Kennedys [audio:]
  9. I’m Home Getting Hammered While She’s Out Getting Nailed- by Banjo & Sullivan [audio:]
  10. What Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made A Loser Out Of Me)- by Jerry Lee Lewis [audio:]
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Al Guerrero, Artist/Humorist. Los Angeles, CA. Born in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico and raised in East Los Angeles from the age of two, Al Guerrero grew up just steps from the famous Chicano strip, Whittier Boulevard. His youth experiences include witnessing and participating in the 1970 Chicano Power demonstrations, cruising cars on Whittier Boulevard, and graduating from Garfield High School. After dropping out of UCLA (with honors), he drew upon his lifelong passion for art and cartooning and pursued a career in graphic arts. During this period, he traveled overseas and found artistic inspiration from the masterworks he discovered within the European Art Museums. His career blossomed when he was eventually hired by the Walt Disney Company in 1995, where he worked as a creative artist for a number of years. Although the artistic work was rewarding, he eventually grew weary & disillusioned with the bureaucracy of the entertainment business, and left to work briefly in the educational field. His credits include producing a feature film with actor, Conrad Brooks of Ed Wood fame, founding and performing with the Punk Rock group “The Psychocats” at numerous L.A. & Hollywood venues during the 1990’s, and in 1999 he founded and created a hell-bent puppet cabaret show aptly named: “The Puppets from Hell”. As a long time active member of the Los Angeles Cacophony Society, Al “Quaeda”, as he was known, was involved in countless Cacophony Society pranks and events throughout the city. He also produced the “Incredibly Strange Cinema” cult film series as well as themed events such as the now infamous “Pornothon Movie Nights” and the satirical “Mexican Night: Noche De Tequila & Putas” shows at local nightclub venues. Throughout his art career, he has exhibited his canvas paintings at various local galleries, and has also written & illustrated numerous comic strips and Graphic Novel stories. Today, he lives in Silver Lake, California and works as a freelance artist and writer with numerous multi-media projects under his belt and in the works. His personal hobbies include collecting vintage toys and comic books, cinema history and Los Angeles City history. Contact: Al Guerrero P.O. Box 29697 Los Angeles, CA 90029-0697

17 thoughts on “My 10 Favorite Songs About Drinking

  1. Grate post. t’s like drinkin promps musica from all slices of sochiety. So poor anudder one juss lack de udderone… Partay til yapook…………

  2. WPLJ aka White Port, Lemon Juice was the Eastside theme song for a while, way back when, good stuff but bad hangover, me and the homeboys were more hooked on cruising late at night, after scoring a fifth of T-Bird, taking a trago each and then pouring in the juice from one or two of those plastic lemons containers, shaking it up real good, dropping a couple of reds, maybe a couple of bennies to fight off the grogginess, then cruising the city till daybreak

    Amos Milburn was the king of the drinking songs, One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer, and Bad Bad Whiskey, curious, he actually died of alcoholism.

    Of course you can’t forget “Tequila” by the Champs. My favorite song when anybody forces me to sing with the Karaoke Machine

    And the great Peppermint Harris singing “I Got Loaded” from the original volume one of Art Laboe’s “Oldies But Goodies” album.

    And the Eastsides own Los Lobos with Elvis Costello “I Got Loaded”

  3. Whenever i get going,a song I always got to hear is “WASTED DAYS WASTED NIGHTS”. Or anything by the TEXAS TORNADOES. IMHO

  4. Is the guy in the pic a huero named Alan from City Terrace?
    This pic looks very familiar……we did this to him at a party in Echo Park off of Alvarado back in the early early or mid 90’s…at a guy named Pablo’s house. This looks a lot like him……

  5. Al Ese, your on a roll lately, The Liggins Bros, Flaco Jimenez, Hank Williams, and CraigGilmore falls out with Jay McShann, Lush Life, yeah! And Merle Haggard the king of the country music songs of Drinking and Bars and love gone wrong.

    Jose Alfredo Jimenez, the genius Mexicano composer, king of the cantina and broken Mexican hearts, how many times has this one been heard on the jukeboxes of the Eastside

    And who didn’t hear this jukebox hit from Sinatra’s classic album “Only The Lonely”

    Who can relate to this Eddie Cleanhead Vinson blues about his “Juicehead Baby”?

    Another great post from the legendary Al Desmadre.

  6. Oh Al, this was a very fitting post to read this afternoon as I recover from ‘tying one on’ last night. Excellent list, thanks for the soundtrack to my hangover.

  7. Cheers, and here’s some more:

    Six Pack / Black Flag
    Wasted / Circle Jerks
    Wasted / Manic Hispanic
    Baby I’m Drunk / The Reverend Horton Heat
    The Bottle / Rancid
    Streams of Whiskey / The Pogues
    Barroom Hero / Dropkick Murphys
    Where Are All The Old Man Bars? / Youth Brigade

    And though these may only mention drinking…

    El Rey / Vicente Fernandez

    A Boy Named Sue / Johnny Cash

    Rudi Can’t Fail / The Clash

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