Sometimes it is easy to conjugate the words “crazy” and “genius.” The case of Syd Barrett, rest in peace, the fact that a being capable of carrying the origin of creating a genre like the English psychedelic on his back ends up planting mushrooms in a shack in Cambridge, is one of the best examples.
By enhancing his intricate surreal and galactic imagery, with loads of LSD images, he manages to break into sounds never explored prior to the release of this album, placing rock in spatial spheres with the creation of the so-called space-rock. The 3 Songs That Represent The ‘Piper At The Gates Of Dawn’ Album By Pink Floyd below:
“Astronomy Domine” is the title of the opening track. The lyrics are mysterious, meaningless, totally psychedelic and practically spoken, packed by an equally strange instrument. No further.
“Interstellar Overdrive” makes the listener pay more attention to what is going on. It is an instrumental of almost ten minutes of duration composed by the whole band. The introduction suggests a more direct song, but before two minutes this theory has already fallen apart. The guitar and bass from the beginning remind me of The Who and bringing a little context to contemporary music, nothing gets me out of my mind that the introduction of Slipknot’s “Circle” was inspired by an excerpt from that song.
And finally, “Bike” takes another path. As an English critic said, it looks like a lullaby, but it has a disconcerting strangeness. It has its simple part, if it makes any sense to associate that word with something from Pink Floyd and its part with strange and mysterious sounds.