Flashback Music

Originally, I was going to share a story about a concert I went to in 1982, but I realized that today is Palm Sunday. I’m not a religious or devout man by no means, but even I know it wouldn’t be appropriate for this day.

I listened to many songs to find one that would be the right song for today, but failed. Then I remembered putting together a video of my daughter Maria singing. I used family photos and it turned out well.

However, the quality is not that great as I was using an old codec at the time. It gets garbled at different places when you play it for some reason. I think you will get the gist of it, if you ignore the quality.

Hope you enjoy this.

Flashback 80’s Music

On assignment to the New World
They said there’d be more chance for war
Missed the shuttle to the main star
They promised they’d be back for more, oh, yeah
Then the warships came without a sound
There were at least a hundred of them bearing down

Caught in the crossfire
Caught in a world insane, Lord
War of the empire
No-one will be the same, oh
Caught in the crossfire
Caught in a new age war, we were

I heard somebody say we’d be wasted
Under fire we were without defense
My buddy said he had a space van
A long range cruiser, it was our only chance, oh, yeah
We could see no way out but one
There was no choice but to try and run

Caught in the crossfire
Caught in a world insane, Lord
War of the empire
No-one will be the same, oh
Caught in the crossfire
Caught in a new age war, we were

[Guitar Solo: Brian Greenway & Gary Moffat]

Odyssey, laser fight
One shot, last fight
Passed the warships through the neutral zone
Our engines sheared the night as we raced for home

Caught in the crossfire
Caught in a world insane, Lord
War of the empire
No-one will be the same, oh
Caught in the crossfire
Caught in a new age war, we were
Caught in the crossfire
Caught in a new age war

I vividly remember the first time I heard this song released by April Wine in 1981 from the album Nature of the Beast. My cousin had just put in a bitching speaker system in his car with a cassette tape. I was sitting in the back seat in the middle. With my head leaned back, my ears were right between the speakers he had installed.

I may or may not have been smoking a bit of weed, I can’t recall, but when the song came on and the laser bolt sounds were whipping from one speaker to the other, it seemed like they were going right through my head. I was blown away.

“Just Between You and Me” was the best charting song on the album, but I always felt that this was way better. The amazing thing is that this was their ninth album and I had never heard of them before that day in my cousin’s car.