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Piper at the Gates of Dawn

Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Pink Floyd
Released August 5, 1967
Capitol ST 6242
Made in Canada

Posted by peter on July 17, 2012 at 9.33pm in listening
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peter: Speaking of plane crashes...
2012.07.17 at 9.35pm · link ·
peter: Also, speaking "guy at the bar", I turned it up for this one.
2012.07.17 at 9.36pm · link ·
peter: I looked for this LP for years before finally probably over paying for it. Worth it, though. Did my logic circuits just fry?
2012.07.17 at 9.37pm · link ·
jodi:
peter: I looked for this LP for years before finally probably over paying for it. Worth it, though. Did my logic circuits just fry?

I don't think we paid that much for it.
2012.07.17 at 9.38pm · link ·
jodi: Until we bought this record, which was about two years ago according to our database, I don't think I'd ever heard the album version of Astronomy Domine. Because I grew up listening to the live version on Ummagumma. This is a lot less heavy, and more like the other twee stuff of the era.
2012.07.17 at 9.41pm · link ·
peter: Did that guy in Astronomy Domine just say "We would circle and we'd circle and we'd circle to stop and consider and centered on the pavement stacked up all the trucks jacked up and our wheels in slush...."?
2012.07.17 at 9.41pm · link ·
peter: I love the twee psychedelic crap on this record... Ooooooh Wheeee!
2012.07.17 at 9.43pm · link ·
2012.07.17 at 9.43pm · link ·
jodi:
peter: I love the twee psychedelic crap on this record... Ooooooh Wheeee!

Just as I was posting the Spinal Tap video up there, the lyrics went "aaahhhhh". All we needed there was Derek Smalls mouthing the words "WE LOVE YOU".
2012.07.17 at 9.45pm · link ·
jodi: I have a theory that when Adam Ant disappeared for all those years he was actually living happily in a little cottage somewhere with Syd Barrett.
2012.07.17 at 9.48pm · link ·
peter: The Internet just helped me remember something! When David Wisdom played Astronomy Domine and Interstellar Overdrive on Nightlines back in 1987, in between them he played I Know Where Syd Barrett Lives. It was by the Television Personalities! Look it up!!
2012.07.17 at 9.49pm · link ·
peter: We are now listening to the song with the fucked up title.
2012.07.17 at 9.50pm · link ·
jodi: Okay, in POW R. TOC H. I swear that piano line it starts on is totally lifted from somewhere else. Although I guess it's possible that it's another of those things that was ripped off from Pink Floyd by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
2012.07.17 at 9.51pm · link ·
jodi:
peter: The Internet just helped me remember something! When David Wisdom played Astronomy Domine and Interstellar Overdrive on Nightlines back in 1987, in between them he played I Know Where Syd Barrett Lives. It was by the Television Personalities! Look it up!!

"The band were offered the support slot on Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour's 1984 UK solo dates, but were promptly dropped after reading out former Pink Floyd member Syd Barrett's home address." < -- Wikipedia
2012.07.17 at 9.51pm · link ·
peter: I can just see all those 60s music nerds INTENSELY listening to this, tilting their heads almost imperceptibly back and forth.
2012.07.17 at 9.52pm · link ·
peter:
jodi: Okay, in POW R. TOC H. I swear that piano line it starts on is totally lifted from somewhere else. Although I guess it's possible that it's another of those things that was ripped off from Pink Floyd by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Of course you refer to Phantom
2012.07.17 at 9.54pm · link ·
jodi:
peter: I can just see all those 60s music nerds INTENSELY listening to this, tilting their heads almost imperceptibly back and forth.

I see them more sitting in a kitchen chair slowly rocking their entire torso forward and back while holding the smoke they are trying to light WAY too close to their pop bottle glasses. Although it's possible I'm really just thinking of this one guy I knew.
2012.07.17 at 9.55pm · link ·
jodi: Oh, I'm dying. That last song on side one is called TAKE UP THY STETHOSCOPE AND WALK. Ha ha ha wankers. I love nerds so much.
2012.07.17 at 9.56pm · link ·
jodi: Ah. INTERSTELLAR OVERDRIVE. No more italics for me, it's CAPSLOCK all the way. This is one of my top whatever number favourite pieces of music ever. Headphones on the floor oblivion burning the house down with toast music.
2012.07.17 at 9.57pm · link ·
peter: Interstellar Overdrive is another simple lick I love to play over and over. But why wouldn't they put it last on the record. Oooh Wee.
2012.07.17 at 9.57pm · link ·
peter:
jodi: Ah. INTERSTELLAR OVERDRIVE. No more italics for me, it's CAPSLOCK all the way. This is one of my top whatever number favourite pieces of music ever. Headphones on the floor oblivion burning the house down with toast music.

It's the sound of your world going up in a fire.
2012.07.17 at 9.58pm · link ·
jodi: Again, though, I grew up listening to the live version of this song on the other record and it's much, much heavier than this one. Less freeform keyboard wank, more guitar.
2012.07.17 at 9.58pm · link ·
jodi:
peter: It's the sound of your world going up in a fire.

Perfect day for it. Kiss it all goodbye.
2012.07.17 at 9.59pm · link ·
jodi: Hah! Peter is absentmindedly bobbing his head from side to side LIKE A 60S MUSIC NERD.
2012.07.17 at 10.01pm · link ·
peter:
jodi: Again, though, I grew up listening to the live version of this song on the other record and it's much, much heavier than this one. Less freeform keyboard wank, more guitar.

And yet PF's best work wouldn't have happened had not DG replaced SB. Or, at least, not the same best work.
2012.07.17 at 10.02pm · link ·
Bev: listening to interstellar overdrive ATM a-maz-ing!
2012.07.17 at 10.03pm · link ·
jodi: OH it just got to the part where all the wank comes to a fever pitch and then FINALLY that heavy bass line comes pounding back. I could listen to a whole mixtape of just this song.

But then, egads. It's followed by the most fucking twee piece of dreck imaginable. This is ALL 100% SYD, surely. Goblins and fucking I don't know, happy hobbits. Drinking tea and shit.
2012.07.17 at 10.07pm · link ·
peter:
Bev: listening to interstellar overdrive ATM a-maz-ing!

Bev, you are the first ever new commenter who 1) found out about this Project by being in the bar when we were playing stuff, and 2) whom we didn't know before we got here!
2012.07.17 at 10.07pm · link ·
jodi: Also, this is the song with the WHISPERING, the inspiration for Derek Smalls whispering WE LOVE YOU in the Flower People song.
2012.07.17 at 10.07pm · link ·
jodi:
peter: Bev, you are the first ever new commenter who 1) found out about this Project by being in the bar when we were playing stuff, and 2) whom we didn't know before we got here!

Yay!
2012.07.17 at 10.08pm · link ·
peter:
jodi: But then, egads. It's followed by the most fucking twee piece of dreck imaginable. This is ALL 100% SYD, surely. Goblins and fucking I don't know, happy hobbits. Drinking tea and shit.

A gnome named Grimble Grumble.
2012.07.17 at 10.09pm · link ·
jodi: This one is called Chapter 24 and it comes right after The Gnome and continues in the same unbearably twee fashion, all soft sighs and toy horns and any second they are all going to joyfully clap hands in unison and go "woo!", I know it. This is the stuff that had to leave with Syd so that Gilmour could come in and bring more INTERSTELLAR OVERDRIVE.

Then later of course his vision got bloated and overwrought as well but at least it didn't start out that way, sheesh.
2012.07.17 at 10.11pm · link ·
peter:
jodi: This is ALL 100% SYD

Actually, according to the song writing credits, Syd wrote all the songs, with the exception of Pow R Toc H and Interstellar Overdrive, which were written by all four members.
2012.07.17 at 10.13pm · link ·
peter:
jodi: This one is called Chapter 24 and it comes right after The Gnome and continues in the same unbearably twee fashion, all soft sighs and toy horns and any second they are all going to joyfully clap hands in unison and go "woo!", I know it. This is the stuff that had to leave with Syd so that Gilmour could come in and bring more INTERSTELLAR OVERDRIVE. Then later of course his vision got bloated and overwrought as well but at least it didn't start out that way, sheesh.

Most of the bloat was Waters, wasn't it? Certainly The Wall was his baby.
2012.07.17 at 10.14pm · link ·
peter: We've lost Jodi, who is now explaining everything there is to know about letterpress to Bev. The record is basically over, anyway.
2012.07.17 at 10.16pm · link ·
Bev: Wow guys I had so much fun last night. Thanks again for explain g the letterpress and everything :D
2012.07.18 at 10.23am · link ·

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