Ep. 3: “Piper at the Gates of Dawn” by Pink Floyd


On the third episode, Ryan and Clint celebrate another 50th anniversary album by discussing the legendary “Piper at the Gates of Dawn” by Pink Floyd. Known for being the debut and only album written by Pink Floyd’s lead songwriter Syd Barret, this 1967 masterpiece sets the tone for psychedelia and over the moon music. They discuss Ryan’s oblivousness to the band and album ([1:10]), the story of Syd Barret and his leaving ([5:15]), how Ryan indulges in one band at time in large doses ([13:00]), the large culture obssession with space at this time ([15:00]), the annoyance of stereo mixing ([18:12]), then Clint explains his theory of lyrics being an instrument ([24:58]), and Clint’s other theory of 60s studios wanting risky art music because of the Beatles ([29:28]).