Just Like Heroin (A Little Down)
|"Just Like Heroin (A Little Down)"|
|Song by Grey Daze from the album ...No Sun Today|
|Released||May 23, 1997|
|Writer||Chester Bennington, Sean Dowdell|
"Just Like Heroin (A Little Down)" is the sixth track on Grey Daze's 1997 sophomore album ...No Sun Today.
The band had their first pre-production sessions for their second studio album in February 1996 with David Knauer. There, they recorded a version of "Just Like Heroin (A Little Down)". The album, however, was shelved due to lack of funds to finish the studio time.
The song was once again recorded live in the studio by David Knauer and Mike Jones during their pre-production session for ...No Sun Today in December. That same month, Knauer was in a bad car accident so he had to move way from the project. The album version was produced by Jones.
Amends Version (2020)
Grey Daze included "Just Like Heroin (A Little Down)" on their 2020 album Amends, with re-recorded instrumentals and using older takes of Chester's vocals. The song was titled "Just Like Heroin" on the release. The song features guests Jamie Muhoberac, Chris Traynor of Bush, and Esjay Jones. Esjay is uncredited as a guest. It was produced by Chris Traynor, Esjay Jones, and Lucas D'Angelo.
In the Amends track-by-track with Apple Music, Sean said, "Back in the '90s, we were losing guys like Kurt Cobain and Shannon Hoon and Brad [Nowell] from Sublime. It all seemed to be from heroin, and it was bumming us out. One of the lyrics in that song that'll help you kind of understand where we were coming from is 'Just excuses.' It seemed like these guys were just using excuse after excuse to keep using heroin. We kept losing our idols because of that, and it sucked. Chris Traynor plays on this one as well, and it's one of my favourite tracks on the record."
Note: Only the date of the very first release of each version is listed.
|Just Like Heroin (A Little Down)||...No Sun Today||3:24||1996-1997||May 23, 1997|
|Just Like Heroin (A Little Down)||...No Sun Today||3:28||2002||
|Heroin||Album Pre-Production Live Session||February 18, 1996||
|Just Like Heroin||"No Sun Today" Pre-Production Live Session||December 03, 1996||
|Just Like Heroin||Amends||3:25||2017-2020||June 26, 2020||
"Just Like Heroin (A Little Down)" was played live throughout 1996 and 1997.
- Guitar: Bobby Benish
- Vocals: Chester Bennington
- Bass: Mace Beyers
- Drums / Backing vocals: Sean Dowdell
- This record was recorded and mixed at the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences, Tempe, AZ (602) 858-9400
- Produced by Michael Jones and Grey Daze
- Engineered by Michael Jones and Ghery Fimbres
- Assisted by Kelly "????" Gabler
- Mastered by Andrew Garver at A&M Mastering Studios, Hollywood, CA
Just like heroin
- Just Like Heroin (A Little Down): Grey Daze