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Was Pink Floyd the Pioneers of Space Music?

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I have always enjoyed “space sounding music… And I am guessing that Pink Floyd was the first to do it.. Or do it right… The first record…Piper at the gates of dawn is really a spacey sounding record… Campy too…

It was recorded at the same time as The Beatles Sgt Peppers lonely hearts club band.  In my “hip opinion” it is a better record.

So the space music? Well listen to it… The opening song Astronomy Domine is just about as spacey as it gets…Then right into Intersteller Overdrive… Come on!?!

I heard Roger Waters say one tome that “nobody invented space music” Well, I dunno… His first guitar player Syd was certainly one of the first right? That guy is kinna a trip…  A tortured genius…. But then Syd Barrett was on a whole other level…

Many people I have talked to over the years are into Pink Floyd.. The later stuff… I try to turn them on to the Barrett recordings but many consider it just too freaking “weird”  It is that…. WAY out… In SPACE….

Give it a listen sometime…With an open mind….

Do Drugs Enhance Musical Creativity?

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I took some Tylenol PM last night. I was playing my heart out on the guitar.. I played some of my favorite covers.. Paul Simon, Pink Floyd, The Beatles. Tossed in a few of my originals… I may play a little picnic gig thing in May.

You know, I think it sounded better because I was getting a little woozy from the “PM” part of the Tylenol. Or maybe it was in my head. In any case:

DO mild altering drugs enhance musical creativity?
Do they make you play better? You know there are tons of musicians out there that think so. And some of the best records in history were made while “under the influence.” Or that’s what is said in musician drug circles.

Some Bands on Drugs:

  • Beatles
  • The Who
  • Pink Floyd
  • David Bowie
  • The Doors
  • Greatful Dead
  • Rolling Stones
  • Jefferson Airplane
  • Led Zeppelin
  • ETC..etc..etc

But drugs have a way of telling lies. Maybe these people were talented and creative rather they were on drugs or not. Perhaps creativity is a giftDrugs are just taking the credit. What do you think?

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Pink Floyd – Do They Trip on Acid?

Pink Floyd on Acid

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Pink Floyd is one of my favorite bands… I can  trip on acid to almost any of their records all they way back to the beginning. If I tripped on acid 😉

They were the first to really do the “space sound” You know what I mean?

They are the poster children of Acid Music. Right? But were they actually acid junkies? Somebody recently was telling me that Roger Waters says he rarely ever took  acid… He just enjoyed having a few beers…Wow… I thought it took acid to actually influence them to come up with that spacey sound.

Which perhaps leads me to another post for tomorrow (or sometime)
Does Drugs enhance creativity?

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