I Am the Wind - Red Flag - 2001
It's time to resume the songs of the week feature.
This week, a band that I was introduced to by a coworker during my early high school years. Red Flag is a synthpop band founded in 1984 in San Diego by English born brothers Chris and Mark Reynolds. They achieved some fame in the late 80's with Russian Radio and If I Ever. During the 1990's they formed their own independent record label to continue producing music. In 2003 Mark, who had been the primary vocalist of the band committed suicide. Chris declared that Red Flag was over, but four years later decided to relaunch the band as a solo project. Coincidentally, Chris sounds nearly identical to Mark as a singer, and has been quite prolific, releasing a number of albums and many singles.
This week's song is from the 2001-2001 Fear Series I Am the Wind single, the remix of the b-side I Love You To Death. One thing that I always enjoyed about Red Flag and the fact that they produce their own CDs, is that the CDs are fabricated to match the theme of the album. For example, the Crypt's CD is cast in glossy black plastic. The Fear Series (from the album Fear of a Red Planet) are in a beautiful translucent red.
Lay with me And after the rhapsody I'll share my philosophy The irony, I love you to death With eloquence I bathe in your radiance Savor every utterance The irony, I love you to death Love Fire Love Higher (higher) (higher) Melody And in your eyes, poetry Behind your smile, mystery The irony, I love you to death I'm your angel All your fears I'll dispel I'm not from Heaven or from Hell The irony, I love you to death Love Fire Love Higher (higher) (higher) I know this must be love I know this must be love What else would I think of? Am I awake within a dream? And every night From dusk 'til dawn We'll take flight With you at my arm We reign supreme We're awake within a dream