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Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn CD (album) cover


Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

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Frankie Flowers
4 stars Pink Floyd's debut was the only album entirely made under founding member Syd Barrett's leadership. The musical style and whimsical lyrics are legendary.

The opening "Astronomy Domine" is a song about space and does have a very spacey effect. I enjoy the first half of the record the most, especially "Lucifer Sam", the fairy tale story of "Matilda Mother" and the mysterious "Flaming". The psychedelic instrumental tracks also helped to bring thier image to life and was "mindblowing" for many underground fans at the time. Numbers like "Intersteller Overdrive" was a showcase for both their recording technique and their talent. "POW R. TOC H" is a personal favourite out of the instrumentals.

The closing "Bike" is probably the most loveable of all, showing the most of Barrett's eccentricities. A great classic, although I'd say the band achieved even greater sounds later on. 4 solid stars.

Frankie Flowers | 4/5 |


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