Eddie Money revealed that his lowest point in his career actually inspired a few of his biggest hits. Money explained that prior to writing and recording his 1982 ‘No Control’ album -- which featured hit singles ‘Shakin'’ and ‘Think I'm In Love’ he nearly died.
"The leanest period, was I guess, I wound up taking a bathtub barbiturate, which was horrible -- I thought it was blow, and I was drinking a lot and I would up having a really bad overdose on a drug called phenetole. A matter of fact, the guy's in jail right now for the rest of his life; he killed so many young people. And I couldn't walk for a year and I had my kidneys dialysis-ised -- it was a horrible part of my career.
But then I came back and I wrote the ‘No Control’ album, which turned out to be double platinum. And the whole record is actually just about the overdose. The reason I wrote the ‘No Control’ album was to talk. . . teach people, 'Hey, you don't have to be rich and famous to O.D. on somethin'."