Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

PINK FLOYD - A Saucerful Of Secrets [1968]

Recorded during the difficult transitional period of replacing troubled frontman Syd Barrett with David Gilmour, Pink Floyd still managed to put out a stellar album in the process.
1968's A Saucerful Of Secrets begins showing glimpses of the darkness that would shadow the Floyd for the rest of their career. Moody, spacey and terrifying at times, it's really the only Floyd album to have all 5 members playing on it. It's a psychedelic masterpiece that defines my high school years and the title track still makes my head dizzy, disturbed and emotional. Add this album to my desert island discs.

5 Chinese poems out of 5

Songs Of Note: A Saucerful Of Secrets; Jugband Blues


Dr Faustus said...

Total classic.
5 corporals with wooden legs out of 5.

Lyedecker said...

5 kazoo solos out of 5.

it's funny how gilmour tries to sing and play guitar like syd on this one, like he wasn't comfortable in the gig just yet.