Why Waste Pot on Listening to REO Speedwagon? An Intrepid Search for an Answer

Listen to this while high: Hi Infidelity by REO Speedwagon.

Huh?: If you were getting high thirty years ago, you did so to this record whether you remember it or not.

Behind the buzz: Formed in 1967 as a cover band by students at the University of Illinois in Champaign, REO S-Wagon was yet another one of those uncompromising Midwestern hard-rock acts domesticated by degrees to the pop market. When this chrome-plated wedge of 1981 arena rock hit Number One for the third time, dumbfounded critics were (again) stuck with the sorry job of accounting for public taste — while punks and heshers alike bonded in headlong flight from “Take It on the Run.” Hi Infidelity eventually sold ten million copies, which gives some idea of just how hard this whole thing was to live down.

Today's weed: OG Kush, the King of Indicas and renowned for its pain-dulling properties.

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