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Friday, January 27, 2012

PINK FLOYD - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn [1967]


Pink Floyd's 1967 debut album, The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn is a force to be reckoned with.
Nightmarish and simultaneously charming, Piper is a psychedelic classic filled with lyrical allusions to Lewis Carrol and teetering on the brink of madness. Showcasing the undeniable genius of troubled frontman Syd Barrett, this album is a rarity in the psychedelic genre. Instead of the usual positively uplifting lyrics & sound of the psychedelic age, Barrett & the Floyd took a more frightening route and rattled the brain with horrifyingly dizzying sound effects and lonely lyrics about isolation and outcast misfit characters.
Perhaps one of the best debut albums of all time, Piper is an experience that will remain with me and many others for the rest of time.

5 good mice out of 5

Songs Of Note: Interstellar Overdrive; Bike

5 comments:

Dr Faustus said...

Agreed. 5 Gnomes named Grimble Gromble out of 5. Both for the mono and stereo editions. I have it on vinyl. It's sexy.

cuckoo77 said...

I have the mono and stereo as well. I re-bought the album 4 or 5 years ago in the 3-disc set just for the remastered mono album.

It's nice. Looks better on my bookshelf than it does in a CD rack.

cuckoo77 said...

I wish the gave Saucerful the same treatment. :(

They never did.

Dr Faustus said...

I'd repurchase that too if they did.
I also have it on vinyl. Most of my Floyd is, with gate-fold sleeves.

Lyedecker said...

5 stars can frighten out of 5