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Album: Extreme BehaviorReleased: 2005
Several of Hinder's early songs, including this one, were written primarily by lead singer Austin Winkler and drummer Cody Hanson
. There's a touch of hedonism in many of these early tracks, and this one finds Winkler singing about getting high on marijuana and having sex with his girlfriend (apparently, the sex is better when he's high). Hanson told us that the majority of the songs on the band's first album Extreme Behavior
came from his and Winkler's personal experiences. He elaborated by saying that, in those days, "we'd kind of throw elements of both of our lives into every song."
If you catch a whiff of the Aerosmith song "Dream On
" in the intro to "Get Stoned," you're on the mark. Hinder drummer Cody Hanson acknowledges this and says the intro was written that way on purpose. In 2012, Hanson told us that Hinder was definitely influenced by Aerosmith and that the band wanted to pay tribute to them in one of their songs.
Before Hinder got a record deal, the band recorded a different version of this song that didn't contain an intro similar to Aerosmith's "Dream On." Drummer Cody Hanson told us that once the label got involved in the creative process, the intro to this song was one of the things they thought should change.