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A SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.67 | 1712 ratings

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Dayvenkirq
5 stars Oo-ooh, a donut. Oh, yes, this record is good. It's got some outstanding moments that really outweigh its flaws.

I have three personal favorites here, out of which I can't choose my biggest favorite. The dark, moody, and melodic 'Remember a Day' and the sun-shining-bright, moody, and melodic 'See-Saw' are equally capable of acting on my deepest senses, and I don't need drugs for that. I'd rather save my brain cells for something else.

The title track, obviously, is dated, but there was a time when those abrasive cases of instrumental abuse were working on me. Since it's the finale of the track, 'Celestial Voices', that got me into the idea of music, don't you think it's worth checking out? The combination of the organ and the vocal parts is just too pure to be called with a dirty, though complimentary, word. The funny thing is that I have just noticed the presence of the Mellotron as I'm listening to this track and writing this review. They certainly didn't need Ron Geesin here, that's for sure.

Allow me to mention two more numbers here. 'Jugband Blues' is a Syd Barrett number with dreamy lyrics, a Brit-folky feel, a loose form, and some tripped-out combo of brass orchestration with instrumental and vocal parts mistreated on tape. I personally found this kind of mistreatment much spookier than the aural horror of King Crimson's 'The Mincer'. I wish I could write something as effective as 'Jugband Blues', only not sounding like it. What a dummy I was when I gave this song three stars on my Windows Media Player.

The other number to be expanded on here is the song that opens up the simplistic, and yet at the same time sick and twisted, world of Roger Waters, who is still getting over the loss of his father (or maybe he gave up that idea). 'Corporal Clegg' features a repetitive imitation of Jimi Hendrix with a really tight guitar tone, a vocal harmony with an original timbre, and a parody on the combat march music. This guy Waters surely sounds very serious about the subject matter.

Ratings/comments (if you have to ask):

1. 'Let There Be More Light' - ***

2. 'Remember a Day' - *****

3. 'Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun' - **

4. 'Corporal Clegg' - ***

5. 'A Saucerful of Secrets' - *****

6. 'See-Saw' - *****

7. 'Jugband Blues' - ****

Stamp: "I like it."

Dayvenkirq | 5/5 |

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