How Psychedelic Can This Get…
Pink Floyd streams rare video of their 1967 recording session of classic instrumental, “Interstellar Overdrive.”
The video showcased drummer Nick Mason’s work on his “Nick’s Boogie.” These tracks originally recorded for Peter Lorrimer Whitehead’s film and companion soundtrack, “Tonite Lets All Make Love In London.”
“Interstellar Overdrive” went on as a single for Pink Floyd’s 1967 debut album, “The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn.”
The debut album consisted of Pink Floyd’s original lineup of Nick Mason, Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, and Richard Wright. It peaked No. 6 on the UK charts and No. 131 on the US Billboard 200 upon its original release and went on billed as one of the greatest psychedelic albums of all time.
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Syd Barrett’s influence on the early Pink Floyd material helped define their music as they performed on the underground UK scene. A year later, Barrett got removed from the lineup during sessions for 1968’s “A Saucerful Of Secrets” due to the effects of his substance abuse, and his behavior was no longer reliable for live performances at the time.
Pink Floyd, Roger Waters would have one final encounter:
“The last time I saw him was a couple of years after he turned up at the Wish You Were Here sessions,” he told “I bumped into him in [British department store] Harrods where he used to go to buy sweets, but we didn’t speak – he sort of scuttled away.”
Waters didn’t attempt to communicate further to his friend just so not to upset him.
Before Barrett’s exit, a friend of his named David Gilmour joined the lineup as Pink Floyd’s lead guitarist, which made Pink Floyd for a short while as a five-piece band in early 1968.
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