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LONDON '66-'67

Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

2.90 | 175 ratings

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2 stars Interstellar Boogie!

Not really much to say about it, this is an EP which only shows a couple of their early psychedelic and longer tracks, two of the finest compositions made in the Barrett era, we can clearly notice it (of course if we know the band), because for those who doesn't know Pink Floyd, they would probably think this could be any other band but Floyd.

So what we have here is "Interstellar Overdrive" which is a clear example of their psychedelic roots, and which we can find inside The Piper of the Gates of Dawn, but this EP contains a live version of the song, whose time duration is even longer, so the trip will last more. This is an excellent song but actually you would not think that it is Pibk Floyd if you are only familiar with works like Darkside of the Moon or Wish You Were Here, the sound is completely different, instrumental song led by psychedelic guitars and some spacey synth sound here and there, the music might be repetitive but their value lies in those repetitions, though you might love or hate the song, feel bored or excited, it's your call.

Nick's Boogie as the name suggests, it's fouces on drums so Nick Mason's work here is remarkable, it is his song, his music, his sound, of course he makes this HIS song. And practically the style is similar to the first song, it is like a jamming with psychedelic tendencies which is growin and progressin through the minutes, the intensity also increases and decreases, you know like a carrousel. It is full of strange noises mainly created by guitars, though bass and keys also play a nice role on it, but as i pointed out firstly, the leadership is taken by the drums.

So there you have a couple of early Pink Floyd songs, both of them over ten minutes, so if you want to know thei earlier stuff and also played live, you can get this EP, i like it, it is good, but i do not play it frequently and i honestly would not recommend it, so only if you are a PF fan, then you should get it without a doubt.

My final grade: 2 stars.

Enjoy it!

memowakeman | 2/5 |


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