Originally Posted by MikeM
I think he was susceptible to that drug more than most and he was gone many years before his heart stopped. I don't think he was proud of it at all - maybe thought it was cool at first, and no doubt he really liked it, but by the time he was full-on, I think he knew there was no turning back. Really sad.
You may be right about that, but I think certainly in the first 2 albums he does come across to me at least as being proud of being a druggie. One song that made me think that in particular was Junkhead. He not only sounds as if he thinks taking drugs is great, but sounds positively disdainful of anyone who says otherwise. Maybe he was just being defensive about his lifestyle choice?