Pat Travers - Snortin Whiskey




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Published on Mar 30, 2011

Snortin' Whiskey (also sometimes referred to as "Snortin' Whiskey, Drinkin' Cocaine") is a blues-rock song written by Pat Travers and Pat Thrall. It was originally recorded by the Pat Travers Band, and released on the album Crash And Burn in 1980 on the Polydor label and also as US single the same year. The song was an instant hit, and reached the number one position on request lists at numerous FM radio stations in the United States in 1980. It gained popularity in the United Kingdom and Germany as well. It became one of Pat Travers' signature songs, and is still a crowd pleaser at Travers concerts to this day. The success of "Snortin' Whiskey" helped to propel the Crash And Burn album to the number 20 position on the Billboard Magazine's Pop Album Chart, making that particular recording Pat Travers' highest-charting release. The song was most recently featured in the 2004 Golden Globe-winning movie Sideways

Musicians who performed on the original studio recording of "Snortin' Whiskey" were: * Pat Travers - lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitars (second guitar solo during lead break) * Pat Thrall - lead and rhythm guitars (first guitar solo during lead break) * Peter "Mars" Cowling - bass * Tommy Aldridge - drums and percussion (including cowbell)

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    • UMG (on behalf of Polydor); UBEM, PEDL, LatinAutor, BMI - Broadcast Music Inc., CMRRA, SOLAR Music Rights Management, Warner Chappell, LatinAutor - Warner Chappell, and 4 Music Rights Societies


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