Pink floyd ummagumma selections from the 2 disc set


From Blues-Rock (?!) to Space-Rock: the Syd Barrett Era, 1965-1968
Fans know this already, but the rest of you may not: Pink Floyd, the  sine qua non  space-rock/psychedelic/hyper-stylized programmatic group of the classic-rock era, began life as a BLUES band. And they were terrible! Just truly, goofy, silly-sounding stuff. Floyd really only found their voice with the emergence of doomed frontman Syd Barrett's songwriting voice, a highly psychedelicized British pastoral style supplemented by the band's predilection for lengthy live instrumental freakout jams. The gang is actually surprisingly ambivalent about the Barrett era of Floyd, despite the fervor of its cult fans: neither Scot nor Jeff have much time for the tweeness of Barrett's songs about gnomes, the I-Ching, and currant buns, but everyone enjoys the bonkers insanity of "Bike" and Anthony points out that "Astronomy Domine" is one of the most muscular, threatening psychedelic masterpieces of an era rife with them. Jeff points out that he owns 27 separate performances of "Interstellar Overdrive" alone, by way of arguing that this is the true masterpiece from Floyd's debut LP  The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn  (1967), while Scot and Anthony also single out "Lucifer Sam," a song about a housecat that is way better than that description might make you think it is.


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