Tox Tunes #34: A Girl Named Sandoz (Smashing Pumpkins)

November 21, 2010, 2:55 pm

This is the Smashing Pumpkins‘ cover of “A Girl Named Sandoz”, which came out in 1967 as the B-side of “When I Was Young” by Eric Burdon and the Animals.  “Sandoz” of course refers to the pharmaceutical company in Basel, Switzerland where Albert Hofmann was employed when in 1938 he synthesized LSD-25 and, five years later, discovered its psychedelic effects after inadvertently absorbing a dose through his skin.  Sandoz (which in 1996 merged with Ciba-Geigy to become Novartis) later marketed LSD as a psychiatric drug under the trade name Delysid.

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