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on The Piper at the Gates of Dawn

by Pink Floyd

First Played: 02/20/2008 09:12 AM
Last Played: 07/07/2021 02:25 PM
Total Plays: 6

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  • Eva Walker : 07/07/2021 02:25 PM
    Pink Floyd guitarist Syd Barrett wrote this for his girlfriend, Jenny Spires. In the song, Syd shows her his bike, which he borrowed. He also shows her his mouse named Gerald, a clan of gingerbread men and a cloak. At the end of the song, Syd takes her to his music room. : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPMXt9Me_Fo
  • Eva Walker : 10/29/2020 12:47 PM
    From Pink Floyd's 1967 debut album, 'The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.' In the song, Syd Barrett's lyrical subject shows a girl his bike (which he borrowed); a cloak; a homeless, aging mouse that he calls Gerald; and a clan of gingerbread men, because she "fits in with [his] world." With each repetition of the chorus, a sudden percussive noise is heard similar to the firing of two gunshots. Towards the end of the song, he offers to take her into a "room of musical tunes". The final verse is followed by an instrumental section that is a piece of musique concrète: a noisy collage of oscillators, clocks, gongs, bells, a violin, and other sounds edited with tape techniques, apparently the "other room" spoken of in the song and giving the impression of the turning gears of a bicycle. The ending of the song fades out with a tape loop of the band members laughing reversed and played at double speed. The song was written for Barrett's then girlfriend, Jenny Spires. https://bit.ly/2TAHm3Z
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