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Gargle Blaster: Music
"It bubbled and it burbled and it glowed a fizzly green
And what it did to test equipment frankly was obscene..."

Examples of Gargle Blasters in Music.
  • Filksinger Tom Smith is particularly well-known among science fiction fans for his song "307 Ale", about a beer accidentally brewed in a tesseract and named for its resultant proof level. (This song probably inspired "357 Vodka" and the other beverages from the example above.)
  • A Seattle-based filker created an answer song called "307 Hell," about what happens to the drinker under the influence of said ale. It involves puking on a cop, getting tossed in the drunk tank, and having to raise "307 Bail".
  • The title brew of George Jones's song "White Lightning" is implied to be one of these.
    A city slicker came and he said "I'm tough"
    I think I wanna taste that powerful stuff
    He took one g-g-glug and drank it right down
    And I heard him a-moaning as he hit the ground...
  • The Two Ronnies as Jehosaphat and Jones:
    A man went to a barmaid, said mix me up a drink,
    A cocktail made up of whatever you think.
    She mixed it, he drank it, he went quite cross-eyed,
    And three hours later he came to and cried...
  • Dos Gringos (a USAF fighter pilot band) gives us "Jeremiah Weed":
    Chris: Now everyone is curious and they all want to know
    Does it make you smarter? Will it make your penis grow?
    It won't bring you women, and it won't bring you luck
    So why do we drink it?

    Every fighter pilot in the room: 'CAUSE IT TASTES LIKE FUCK!
  • The Poxy Boggards have a song called "Happy Jack's Undrinkable Ale" (here covered by the Wild Oats):
    Our captain once tried a tankard of Jack's mighty potion.
    He seemed alright, so we all went off to bed.
    We awoke to the screams of our captain way up in the crow's nest.
    He tried to fly with the wind — but he ended up dead!
  • That good ol' Mountain Dew probably qualifies, given that the fumes from the still in which it's made intoxicate any birds flying over it.
  • Gaelic Storm has a song about "Johnny Jump Up", an especially potent "cider". It's a traditional Irish song that has been done by a variety of performers. The drink in question is cider that was brewed during World War II, in repurposed whiskey barrels.
  • Garnet's Homemade Beer knocks out an eight-foot-by-four-foot person with one sip and its brewer's breath sets fire to the singer's legs.

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