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A Floyd album for Non-Floyd fans,
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This isn't 'The Wall' or 'Meddle' or 'Dark Side' or even 'Saucerful of Secrets' - this is largely Syd's Pink Floyd and gives full expression to our favourite Crazy Diamond. I'm proud to admit that this and "Piper at the Gates" are the only Floyd albums I now own and I play this often. Someone will doubtless point out Syd isn't involved on all of these tracks but they're all brushed with his influence and tainted by his maniacal vision. This is England's version of Roky Erickson & the 13th Floor Elevators but much better recordings.
Axe (as soundtracked on Zabriskie Point) is good, the singles Arnold Layne & Emily Play a perfect marriage but it's the mellow Cirrus Minor, Julia Dream, Paintbox and Remember a Day that really take me back to the years immediately after the Brit's summer of love. They're blissful (the perfect adjective here). Maybe I should give due credit to Roger Waters here. The Nile Song & Interstellar both rock and Paintbox ends up making you want to rip off all of your clothes, no matter who's in the room with you. Oops - time for me to be on me Bike!
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Initial post: 4 Apr 2010, 05:42:24 BST
Last edited by the author on 4 Apr 2010, 05:43:59 BST
Even this music could not induce me to derobe with such abandon, with all the inclement weather weve been having lately this review is simply incititing hypothermia. However, even one who is not immune to such climatic vicissitudes can see this is a lovely review which captures the spirit of its subject. Thank you.
In reply to an earlier post on 24 Apr 2010, 19:53:37 BST
It's getting warmer - cast aside them inhibitions
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