TODAY’S YESTERDAY ALBUM – ‘The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn’ – PINK FLOYD Debut…

Remarkable albums from the past…

‘The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn’ by PINK FLOYD
Released: 4 August 1967 / 51 years ago today

NME review: ” ‘The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn’ has inspired plenty of people – Blur, The Coral, Klaxons, The Horrors, Devendra Banhart, pretty much every Home Counties art-school band ever – which makes it all the more ironic that one of the few bands that haven’t copied it is
Pink Floyd themselves. It’s down to one man, of course: before he lost his mind, Pink Floyd’s main songwriter was Syd Barrett, a sensitive, good-looking middle-class art student from Cambridge. His songs on ‘The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn’ assemble a cast of cats, silver
shoes, unicorns, mice called Gerald, bikes, gnomes and the I Ching, and put them to some
of the most inventive and surprising psychedelic music ever recorded.”

Score: 9/10 – full review here

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: Imperishable and timelessly influential classic

Album in full…

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Shine on, you crazy diamonds

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