Thursday, March 30, 2006

The Pink Floyd In 1968

After the departure of their main man, Syd Barrett, The Pink Floyd almost had to face a new beginning in 1968. David Gilmour was an excellent guitarist and singer, but Syd's talent and genius as a songwriter couldn't be replaced. After they tried uselessly to record another hit single like See Emily Play, they began to change their style, emphasizing the more spacey and experimental side of their sound. So they began a new exciting phase of their career, that reached its peak in '69 with the double album Ummagumma, that also proves how they got on well together on stage on those days. On their second LP A Saucerful Of Secrets we can hear some short songs trying to imitate Syd's style (beside Syd's last song Jugband Blues), and tunes like the title-track and the ones played on these videos, that opened the new path.
Let There Be More Light is performed for a French TV program called Surprise Partie; it seems like they appeared several times on French TV in '68. It's kind of funny to see the people trying to dance at the song, but by that time rock music and dance music were still the same thing.
The second clip is a short but intense version of one of their classic tunes. A fascinating and colourful video introduced by Frank Zappa. It is part of an amazing rock documentary called All My Loving, produced by BBC, that also features acts like The Beatles, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, The Cream...

Pink Floyd - Let There Be More Light (1968)
Pink Floyd - Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (1968)





Blogger In the Crowd! said...

Great blog...add you in my links.

60s are back...

3/30/2006 5:36 AM  
Anonymous Scalada said...

oi mirco,será q é esta a senha,eu não estou conseguindo extrair por que a senha postada não esta dando certo...obrigado!

3/30/2006 2:39 PM  
Blogger Mirco said...

Oi, eu fiz 'copia e colla' com o endereço do blog...faça vc tb...

3/30/2006 3:42 PM  
Blogger The Baz said...

Yo Mirco!
Thanks for yer cool comments.

This is wonderful. Never seen the French TV clip before nor heard of it... wonderful vintage Floyd. The dancers add to the charm and certainly provide amusement!

Set The Controls... this for me is the definitive version of this classic. I've heard many different versions, but this one has that certain otherworldly feel to it.

Huge thanks for these!
All The Best,

3/30/2006 11:59 PM  
Blogger Mirco said...

Baz, this kind of comments from a "connoiseur" like you is a guarantee of quality.

Best wishes!

3/31/2006 12:03 AM  
Anonymous Scalada said...

Mirco,deu certo,cara vc caiu do céu...rsrsrsrsrs
Maravilhoso esse vídeos que vc tem,bom,tenhu pouca coisa aqui,mas algo bom,greatfull dead,novos baianos,milton nascimento e elis regina,focus,frank zappa numa apresentação memorável,jethro tull e lhe interessa,me deixe um scrap,que eu te passo o q desejar...obrigado!

3/31/2006 6:44 AM  

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