Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth

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"Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth"
Single by The Dandy Warhols
from the album ...The Dandy Warhols Come Down
Released 1998
Format CD, 7" vinyl
Genre Alternative rock, power pop
Length 3:11
Writer(s) Courtney Taylor-Taylor
Producer(s) Tony Lash, Courtney Taylor-Taylor
The Dandy Warhols singles chronology
"Every Day Should Be a Holiday"
(1997)
"Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth"
(1998)
"Boys Better"
(1998)

"Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth" is a song by American alternative rock band The Dandy Warhols. It was released as the second single from their second studio album, ...The Dandy Warhols Come Down, in 1998. The song is known for its refrain "I never thought you'd be a junkie because heroin is so passé".[1] Because of this, the song has often been erroneously titled "Heroin Is So Passe" (most commonly without the accented e), although the song was later subtitled with this in some markets around the world. The song peaked at No. 13 on the UK Singles Chart.[2]

As documented in the film Dig!, the song is dedicated to the band The Brian Jonestown Massacre, friends/rivals of The Dandy Warhols at the time, who in turn dedicated their own track "Not If You Were the Last Dandy on Earth" to them.

David LaChapelle directed the music video for the song.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written and composed by Courtney Taylor-Taylor, except where indicated.

Orange 7" vinyl
  1. "Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth" – 3:11
  2. "Genius" (Live) – 7:05
CD one
  1. "Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth" – 3:11
  2. "Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth" (Live) – 3:05
  3. "It's A Fast Drivin' Rave Up With The Dandy Warhols Sixteen Minutes" (Live) (Courtney Taylor-Taylor, Eric Hedford, Peter Holmström) – 7:17
CD two
  1. "Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth" – 3:11
  2. "Genius" (Live) – 7:05
  3. "Ride" (Live) – 4:42

References[edit]

  1. ^ Byrne, Ciar (23 November 2005). "How to get ahead in music: Make an ad!". Artists whose tracks are used in television adverts often find instant fame and riches after years of obscurity, while having to face accusations of selling out (London: The Guardian). Retrieved 10 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "The Dandy Warhols - Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 31 July 2012. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Rathe, Adam (May 31, 2012). "A Brief History of David LaChapelle’s Music Videos". BlackBook. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 

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