Listen to STONED OUT OF MY MIND by The Chi-Lites.
I think I saw somewhere that this track had caught on a soundtrack recently released, or maybe a car commercial or something, which is too bad, because I've been sitting on this one for years, waiting for the right moment to unleash it on the rest of you.
With such a provocative song title, you'd expect this tune to be full of little winks and double entendres. But it's not--it's just a brilliant, shiny, sweet, Chicago soul groover. In and out in three minutes.
This song is really the last gasp of the original Chi-Lites line-up, released in 1973, and what a way to go out.
Photo: Windward wading pool.