Flaming (2:43)

Cover of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn

From The Piper at the Gates of Dawn and 24 other releases

A song the Pink Floyd performed on BBC’s Top Gear show in ‘67. Also a U.S single with The Gnome on the reverse side.

One of the most characteristic sensations of an LSD trip is “flaming”, a visual experience where ordinary things like cigarettes or fingers emit sparks like the traces of hand-held fireworks in the dark. Syd mixes the memory of a psychedelic picnic on the banks of the River Cam in the autumn of 1965 with those of childhood games of hide-and-seek with his sister Rosemary.

— Jones, “Wish You Were Here”.

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