This song got some radio play when it came out but imagine 'the establishment' was happy to have it fade away. My opinion brilliant lyrics describing a bad 'trip'. Couldn't find better audio on YouTube, so chose the one displaying lyrics.
"Artist: Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
Album: The First Edition
Appears On (Mixes): Pray For My TV Show
Song Notes: This is probably most known now from appearing in The Big Lebowski, though it was actually a hit in its own right. Also, a lot of people don't realize that's Kenny Rogers singing it, since he's often thought of as being more-or-less completely a Country singer. But his first band, The First Edition was more or less a straightforward rock band that dabbled in psychedelia (sort of like The Amboy Dukes featuring one Ted Nugent) -- though a couple of their biggest hits ended up being crossover successes on both the country and pop charts. So, how about that? It's also a really good song, too, so that always helps. Mike Post produced this recording, and that's Glen Campbell playing the reverbalicious guitar solo."