Happy 70th Birthday LSD

Posted by shags on April 18, 2013

LSD turned 70 this week and we take a look back at the music it influenced…

Jefferson Airplane – “White Rabbit” (1967)
When logic and proportion
Have fallen sloppy dead
And the white knight is talking backwards
And the Red Queen’s off with her head,
Remember what the dormouse said:

“Feed your head,
Feed your head.”

he Beatles – “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” (1967)
Follow her down to a bridge by a fountain,
Where rocking horse people eat marshmallow pies.
Everyone smiles as you drift past the flowers
That grow so incredible high.

Newspaper taxis appear on the shore,
Waiting to take you away.
Climb in the back with your head in the clouds,

and you’re gone

Jimi Hendrix – “Purple Haze” (1967)
Purple Haze was in my brain,
Lately things don’t seem the same,
Actin’ funny, but I don’t know why.
‘Scuse me while I kiss the sky.

The Moody Blues – “Legend of a Mind” (1968)
He’ll take you up,
He’ll bring you down.
He’ll plant your feet back firmly on the ground.
He flies so high,
He swoops so low.
He knows exactly which way he’s gonna go.

The Pretty Things – “L.S.D.” (1965)
Yes, I need LSD.

It hasn’t got a care.
He might be going fast,
But is he going anywhere?

The Doors – “Break On Through (To the Other Side)” (1967)
We chased our pleasures here,
Dug our treasures there,
But can you still recall
The time we cried,
“Break on through to the other side,
Break on through to the other side”

The Beach Boys – “Sloop John B” (1966)
The poor cook, he caught the fits
And threw away all my grits
And then he took and he ate up all of my corn.
Let me go home.
Why don’t they let me go home?
This is the worst trip I’ve ever been on.

The Byrds – “Eight Miles High” (1966)
Eight miles high
And when you touch down,
You’ll find that it’s
Stranger than known.

Cream – “I Feel Fine” (1966)
Dance floor is like the sea,
Ceiling is the sky.
You’re the sun and as you shine on me,
I feel free, I feel free, I feel free.

The Beatles – “Tomorrow Never Knows” (1966)
Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream,
It is not dying, it is not dying.

Lay down all thoughts, surrender to the void,
It is shining, it is shining.

Yet you may see the meaning of within,
It is being, it is being.


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