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A Different Beast
on 18 November 2015
I am not a fan of Pink Floyd although I am familiar with their recordings up until Wish You Were Here. For the most part I find their songs tired, ponderous and rather depressing. The Piper At The Gates of Dawn is however a different beast altogether. This is a wonderful, innovative, energetic and optimistic recording created by young men with roots in the culture of their time. I have owned this and Relics (bought for the diamond singles Arnold Layne and See Emily Play) on vinyl, cassette and now on cd and for me this is the very best of Pink Floyd. A D, Flaming, Interstellar, Matilda Mother The Scarecrow and Bike are wonderful songs. The album is a psychedelic masterpiece that belongs alongside other great experimental sounds of the time like The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter by the Incredible String Band.
If like me, you're not a huge fan of Pink Floyd, you should check out Piper as it is one of the great jewels of our time