Trivia # 7
‘Sorted For E’s & Wizz’
The song was first performed at the Glastonbury Festival in 1995, where Cocker explained his inspiration. “‘Sorted for E’s and Wizz’ is a phrase a girl that I met in Sheffield once told me… and she went to see The Stone Roses at Spike Island and I said “what do you remember about it?”. And she said “Well there were all these blokes walking around saying ‘Is everybody sorted for E’s and wizz?’” And that’s all she remembered about it and I thought it was a good phrase.”
PS: E’s is a reference for ecstasy and Wizz for speed.