Thursday, May 12, 2011

Meandering With The Streams

You probably know that Pink Floyd was named after two relatively obscure bluesmen. Syd Barrett came across their names in the lyrical liner notes of a Blind Boy Fuller album he owned: "Pink Anderson or Floyd Council - these were a few amongst the many blues singers that were to be heard in the rolling hills of the Piedmont, or meandering with the streams through the wooded valleys". Must have been weird for these guys, provided they even knew, having to accept that they would forever be a footnote in musical history mainly because of a bunch of longhaired, psychedelic weirdos from Britain. Especially since their own small output wasn't half bad, as you can hear below.

Pink Anderson - Baby I'm Going Away MP3
Floyd Council - Runaway Man Blues MP3
Pink Floyd - King Bee MP3

1 comment:

Mushi Loola said...

As that long dead sidekick/schill used to say, "I did not know that."

Nice musical band-morphing post.