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October 24, 2011

Kaleidoscope - Flight from Ashiya (1967)

Not to be confused with the American band of the same name, this British band’s lifespan was technically from 1963 to 2003, as they essentially kept the same lineup, but frequently changed names (The Sidekicks, The Key, Fairfield Parlour, and I Luv Wight). They were only a band under this name from 1967-1968. Their first album released under this moniker, Tangerine Dream (1967), has some great psychedelic songs; and, despite receiving quite a bit of airtime, never really achieved much attention.

This song, like all songs on Tangerine Dream, has wonderful imagery in the lyrics. The entire song is surrounded around the impending crash of the plane that the singer is riding in. There’s a lot for the imagination in each of their songs and this one happens to have a great chorus. I don’t know how the album Tangerine Dream managed to slip by vastly unnoticed in history, but if you like this song, there's a few other great tracks on it to check out.

Kaleidoscope - Flight from Ashiya

Kaleidoscope - Flight from Ashiya (1967)

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Lyrics:

Puffs of white cotton passing the window
Everyone talking, oh, so very loud
And captain sits and seems to be in a daze
One minute high, the next minute low
Nobody knows where we are
Nobody knows where we are

Cigarettes burning faster and faster
Everyone talking about the ever-after
And captain sits and seems to be in a daze
One minute high, the next minute low
Nobody knows where we are
Nobody knows where we are

Nobody will ever know why
Nobody will ever know why

Visions of childhood rush past my eyes
In seat number thirty, somebody cries
And captain sits and seems to be in a daze
One minute high, the next minute low

Nobody knows where we are
Nobody knows where we are
Nobody knows where we are
Nobody knows where we are
Nobody knows where we are
Nobody knows where we are
Nobody knows where we are

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