When I was a kid I would listen to this album and stare at the cover for ages, especially the back cover with all their equipment displayed (that is how we rolled pre You Tube). Which makes me wonder if One Direction ever did that would they just have a mic and an autotune box?
This was one of the first Floyd albums I owned and because of this the live versions of Astronomy Domine and Careful With That Axe Eugene (brilliant title, and whenever anyone is using an axe in my line of sight I still refer to them as Eugene, and ask them to be careful) are my definitive versions. My friend first heard the Sex Pistol’s Pretty Vacant on a Top of the Pops covers album, to this day it has lodged itself in his subconscious as his definitive version, he now earns his living playing in a covers band.
The second album is a bit more of a challenge, ranging from the sumptuous (Granchester Meadows) to Nick Mason tuning his drums for seven minutes.
Hidden gem; The stomach churning scream on Careful With that Axe Eugene, then the proceeding five minute space jam, fantastic stuff.