Rate the song: "I Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)"

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I love it
10
38%
I enjoy it
10
38%
It's okay
3
12%
Meh
3
12%
I don't dig it, man
0
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Total votes: 26

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Re: Rate the song: "I Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)"

Postby The Modernist » 13 Apr 2018, 08:46

Why's it kitsch?

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Re: Rate the song: "I Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)"

Postby kalowski II: The Revenge » 13 Apr 2018, 11:40

There’s a definite whiff of ‘squares do psych for $$$’ about it. Probably why it’s so good.
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Re: Rate the song: "I Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)"

Postby Neige » 13 Apr 2018, 12:00

I voted "enjoy".

I'd never heard the studio version before The Big Lebowski and have been fond of it ever since, kitschy faux-psych-ness or not.

The version in the clip seems a bit more stilted and gauche to me, with Kenny Rogers overdoing it - but it's a quite incredible document.


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Re: Rate the song: "I Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)"

Postby Matt Wilson » 13 Apr 2018, 14:34

The song was recorded twice (once by Jerry Lee Lewis!) before Kenny Rogers did it as well.
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Re: Rate the song: "I Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)"

Postby pcqgod » 13 Apr 2018, 15:19

Another interesting fact: Kenny's older brother Lelan Rogers produced and work with various Texas psychedelic groups of the 60's, including The 13th Floor Elevators, Red Krayola and Bubble Puppy.
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Re: Rate the song: "I Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)"

Postby Charlie O. » 13 Apr 2018, 18:30

pcqgod wrote:Another interesting fact: Kenny's older brother Lelan Rogers produced and work with various Texas psychedelic groups of the 60's, including The 13th Floor Elevators, Red Krayola and Bubble Puppy.

Not Bubble Puppy (Rogers had split from International Artists by then, although he did later buy the company) - but yes, he produced the first two Elevators albums and The Parable Of Arable Land. Mind, I don't think he ever dropped acid either! :)
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Re: Rate the song: "I Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)"

Postby Tactful Cactus » 17 Apr 2018, 20:44

I've always loved it. First heard it being played by Supergrass on TFI Friday. I have to admit to being a little disappointed when I heard the original.