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THE PIPER AT THE GATES OF DAWN

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.87 | 1928 ratings

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LSDisease
3 stars Pink Floyd's debut album is mainly psychedelic pop release a little bit flavoured with blues which was obvious in 60's. I wasn't much into early Floyd prefering their later albums but once I heard Astronomy Domine in Voivod version I decided to get this album. So there is. First song on Piper At The Gates Of Dawn. I can't believe Voivod didn't change anything. I mean it was 1967 when the original version of this song came out and it had to be revolutionary back then. Unfortunatelly it didn't become some kind of super hit. Maybe because American version of this album hadn't included that song? I don't know. But it's psychedelic moody track pretty heavy as for those times. Restless sounds open Lucifer Sam. It's my favorite song on this album. It's a bit occult if you know what I mean. Remember that James Bond famous 'flamenco' theme? So it's something similar on here. This song is really weird but I enjoy it a lot. A also like Matilda Mother and Flaming. Pure psychedelic pop. Next three pieces are just messy jam played probably to fill this release. It's jazz flavoured but fits better for Zappa albums. The Gnome is good pop tune. Something like Beatles songs. I like it. Sleepy Chapter 24 don't move me at all. Last two songs don't move me at all either. Bike is a bit experimental but I think it's just 'art for art'. The whole album is interesting release definitely worth of attention. Of course it's completely different than the most famous Floyd's albums but that's strong side of progressive rock. Albums should differ. Strong 3.
LSDisease | 3/5 |

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