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We worshipped music like Perry’s but we knew we didn’t own it, a fact we tried to ignore as far as possible, masking our disabling caucasity with a sort of professorial knowledge: who played congas on the B-side, the precise definition of collie. - Kunzru, White Tears

Does Collie mean marijuana? I suppose so, but would like to be sure.
  • heypresto

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    English - England
    Going by another thread about this book, it is set in New York. They were fans of Lee 'Scratch' Perry, (and were nerdy enough about the music to know who played bongos on a b-side track), so it seems pretty likely that the collie in question was marijuana/ganja.