Up the Khyber (2:09)

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“Up the Khyber” is an instrumental song by Pink Floyd. It was written by their drummer Nick Mason, and keyboardist Richard Wright.

Essentially, the piece is an extended drum solo with added hectic piano playing haunting organ lines and unusual tape effects. It is approximately 2 minutes and 12 seconds long, and first appeared on Pink Floyd’s Soundtrack from the Film More. It is the only Pink Floyd song credited to Mason/Wright.

The title is something of a rude joke. ‘Khyber’ is cockney rhyming slang: ‘Khyber Pass’ = ‘arse’. It may also allude to the 1968 film Carry On… Up the Khyber.

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