New York singer and guitarist St. Vincent (real name Annie Clark) recorded this song for the 2012 Record Store Day, unaware it shares a name with a synthetic heroin style drug. "I Googled 'krokodil' after I'd written the song and was horrified," Clark told NME. "I didn't write it in reference to the synthetic narco-terrorist heroin ravaging Russia."
The song's name is Russian for crocodile, and Clark told NME that she gave the song its title, because "I knew my Lithuanian bandmate would appreciate it." She added: "One look at me and people could see I have no firsthand knowledge of the drug. Nor am I interested in glamorizing something so destructive. Weak-stomached fans be warned! Googling 'krokodil' is not for the faint of heart!"
The song "Sadeness" by Enigma (the one with the chanting monks), got its name from the French novelist Marquis de Sade, who believed sex had to be painful in order to be pleasurable - thus the word "sadism."