Welcome to our “Psychedelic Lunch” series where we find out how deep the rabbit hole really goes and explore psychedelic tunes from the 60’s to today. Weekdays At Noon EST. Enjoy the trip!
Pink Floyd, Interstellar Overdrive Album: The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (1967)
- This song is a prime example of Pink Floyd’s early Syd Barrett-driven days, when they created mostly psychedelic rock. It features long, discordant chords on Barrett’s guitar, constantly changing tempos, shifting rhythms, and few, or in this case, no lyrics at all.
- Piper At The Gates Of Dawn was digitally remastered and released in 2007 in two editions: A 2-CD set with stereo and mono versions, and a version that also contains a book and a CD with all of Pink Floyd’s 1967 singles, along with some alternate mixes and limited release versions.
- The main riff throughout the tune was adapted from the guitar riff from Love’s remake of “My Little Red Book.”
- This was used in the 2016 movie Doctor Strange in a scene where the title character is driving on winding roads.