Floyd fans were excited to hear the news this month that a new release is scheduled for October: recordings from 1993's Division Bell sessions featuring David Gilmour, Nick Mason, and Richard Wright. Tuesday August 5th marks the anniversary of the 1967 release of their debut, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. As music critic Steve Huey writes, "The title of Pink Floyd's debut album is taken from a chapter in Syd Barrett's favorite children's book, The Wind in the Willows, and the lyrical imagery of The Piper At the Gates of Dawn is indeed full of colorful, childlike, distinctly British whimsy, albeit filtered through the perceptive lens of LSD. Barrett's catchy, melodic acid pop songs are balanced with longer, more experimental pieces showcasing the group's instrumental freak-outs, often using themes of space travel as metaphors for hallucinogenic experiences." Take a trip this evening with the only station that'll play this groundbreaking breakthrough release in it's entirety.
Monday Night August 4th at 8pm: PINK FLOYD - The Piper At the Gates of Dawn
By Martin Anderson • Aug 3, 2014