Post by seamusthesheepdog on Mar 11, 2017 22:31:08 GMT
I saw a promo ad for a single called 'Arnold Layne b/w Candy and a Currant Bun' by a 'psychedelic' group called The Pink Floyd that seemingly was released yesterday - and recognising their name from posters for the UFO Club, I want to know if anyone of you have seen them live, or heard this mysterious single? I feel like I saw them on TV a while back, but I couldn't swear to it.
Hey, that's far out! So you heard it too?* I didn't know anything about them, but one day I was down to stay a night in London with my cousin, and she took me to this club... I think it was called the UFO club... and these chaps (at least, I think she said they were called The Pink Floyd -- what a daft name!) were playing this funky, surreal , almost unlistenable noise, and there were mad colours and lights... It didn't seem like proper music, like you'd normally expect to hear a band playing, but rather the band were just doing anything they liked that sounded weird on their instruments, and people were dancing to it. I usually dance to good old rock and roll, and also there was a strange smell that was making my head swim a little -- or perhaps it was just the dotty lights. Altogether, it was a bit overwhelming.
Still, though, I am intrigued! I suppose I shall have to buy that single when it comes out -- though if the Beatles put out a new record, as it's been rumoured they will, that will take priority.
*David Bowie? Who's that? That kid from the society of prevention of cruelty to long-haired men?
I saw this short film about the psychedelic scene in San Fransisco, and there was this funny sounding song over the film with a cool main riff that I couldn't get out of my head. It seemed like the jam they went into had no structure or musical meaning, but I was pretty into it. I checked the credits to see which new San Fransisco band was making this song, but it turns out it was a Interstellar Overdrive by this Pink Floyd band. Like The Lunatic said, the music was extremely unproper and improvised. Hopefully they do a proper recording of it and release it soon, as the recording quality wasn't too great.
Has anyone else picked up the new LP? In the excitement of The Beatles' release of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, I forgot all about it; but one of my daft uncles gave it to me as a present, mistaking it for 'that new album by those long-haired lads that you like so much'. It wasn't the Beatles album, and I hadn't the heart to say anything about his mistake, he was so sweet about buying it for me (there was no name on the cover, after all), so I decided to give it a spin.
Blimey! It's like nothing I've heard before. I'm kind of afraid to play it when my mum and dad are about -- it's that far-out. And I thought Sgt Peppers was mad...! At first, I wasn't sure if I liked it at all -- it was so tense and strange, almost foreign-sounding, even though the singer has the most pronounced English accent I've heard anyone sing with. It didn't have any of the singles they've put out on it, though it did seem to have that 'Interstellar Overdrive' song which syd gilmour talked about -- now that is a ride, to be sure. It's almost ten whole minutes long, and it seems like a bunch of noise! Kind of like what I heard when my cousin took me to see them in that club, only without the lights. But at the same time, I kind of like it... There's something so novel and intriguing about this band that sings songs about planets and fairy tales in such an English way, and surrounds these songs with impossible sounds... it almost makes me want to try that stuff that my cousin and her boyfriend smoke when my aunt and uncle aren't home, to see if I can see the world the way this album sounds.
^^^ Wow, that sounds interesting! I haven't been to the record shop recently, but I did pick up that 'Arnold Layne' single a month or so ago, though, and wowie! It was so different from anything I've ever heard; it was fantastic! I'm so excited for my next trip!*
Wowee what a record. I had completely forgotten about this band after I saw them in that film, but this record made sure I would never forget them. Even if this is the only album they ever make, they'll go down as the weirdest band ever, no doubt about it!
"A movement is accomplished in six stages, And the seventh brings return" -Syd Barrett
Ouch it's been almost two years since anyone posted here
Did you dig that last record that came out? Saucerful of Secrets? I didn't like it at first because it was so different from the first one, not as lighthearted and that one band member who sang most of the last album only did like one song, and there seemed to be a different voice (or voices?) that I wasn't familiar with -- some bloke named David Gilmore? Gilmour? I dunno*. It was a change all right, and I was a bit disappointed in the beginning, but since then it's grown on me a lot.