Editor's note: If you grew up in South Florida, you've lived a delightfully half-baked existence. You've definitely smoked the stickiest crippy and the worst Jamaican schwag. County Grind got all stoned and thought, why not ask these toasty South Florida musicians to give us a taste of their favorite pot-inspired songs in preparation for 420? This Chronic Cover series introduces you to both songs about weed and local talents. For the full list, click here.
No genre gets you feeling that raw adolescent emotion, the one that's so deliciously satisfying in every way, like punchy punk rock. Lake Worth's three-man outfit Routine Scheme
is keeping this authentic kick-around-the-club punk alive in South Florida. On Caston St. Records, they were formed in November 2005, and ever since, Andy Johnston, John Guerro, and Ferris have been writing, recording, performing, and touring.
Band interests on Facebook indicate that besides food, traveling, and The Simpsons, they favor "free drugs" and "sharing drugs." So, Cypress Hill is a likely choice for their 420 cover song. They, like in the original "Hits From the Bong," sample Dusty Springfield's "Son of a Preacher Man"; you hear the bubbling of the bong water and someone getting high. This is a totally punk interp of this homage to the girl we all love, Mary Jane. There's also a last-minute mention of Catherine Zeta Jones. You figure that one out.