Back when Don Imus had a music show, I heard him read the rather overblown publicity release for this the first time he played it on WNBC.
'I just died in your barn tonight, mustard no mayonnaise instead'.
John Phillips said they did so much drugs they found they were exhausted. At the time the song was at #36 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; and five weeks later on January 15th, 1967 it peaked at #5* and spent 12 weeks on the Top 100..."It sort of drove me insane, I was walking around Midtown every day and felt like I was this close to ripping my clothes off or freaking out at a stranger."And every day in the news it'd be like 'Silver lining!"This line I remember writing down when I was standing on my porch watching my friends fiddle with the speakers inside and thinking 'Oh, in about ten seconds they're gonna go...' "I wrote this lyric in November of 2016, but then in December me and my friend drank a bunch of one part champagne, one part vodka cocktails which we christened Suicides, and DJ-ed a really raucous Christmas party - we had this crazy room going then blew the speakers spectacularly and ghosted out of there. The line, "I hate the headlines and the weather" was born of the summer of 2016."The news was just horrific every day and it was so hot in this sickly, incorrect kind of way, like what I imagine the weather in a disaster movie is like just before the bomb hits or the aliens land.