in search of...
a little while back i was looking through a list of floyd recordings and i found one that really stood out... it had a song, attributed to nick mason i think, that was completely unique and only done once. i think it was from 1970 or 1971 (pre-dark side). i honestly can't remember any other details other than that, i just remember that the notes for the recording said it introduced mason and then they performed a very unique, long piece....
besides that, i was wondering if "several species of small furry animals" was ever performed live. i've read that it was sorta put into another song (interstellar overdrive?) in a jammed-out version...
if anyone has any advice or could point me in the direction of a torrent that might have some of this stuff, it would be much appreciated!
and by the way, thanks to everyone here for sharing the floyd! i've built up a nice collection of recordings because of all the very cool people taking the effort to upload these concerts for everyone to hear.
Unless you're referring to the 'Christmas Song' which I believe was sung by Mason (and done in a studio), what you're describing sounds like it may be what was given the title 'Libest Spacement' (inspired by a mis-hearing of Mason's name) by a bootlegger long ago. It's a song or jam performed in early '71 at Royal Albert Hall I believe. From what I recall it is very similar to Moonhead.
As for your second question, one of the rare songs from 2/11/70 (Sysphus or The Violence Sequence) features some Grooving With A Pict-like Pict-esque rants from Roger.
"PF 190/11/14 - Ernst-Merck Halle Hamburg Germany [T-136] (SHN)"
This IS THE CONCERT YOU ARE THINKING OF "Interstellar Overdrive (sic) PICT Rant/Corrosion" Etc.
"PF 1970/11/11 - Pictures of Pink Floyd Restoration Project [Speed Corrected] (FLAC)"
This concert features extended improvisations before Embryo.
I think there is another concert with blues then Embryo.
And of course there is the famous LONGEST EMBRYO EVER in 1971
"PF 1971/11/20 - From A Time So Strange (MoLM)"
I suggest gettings these three concerts to sonically answer your query. I think there might be more but I'm fuzzy tonight
Last edited by karmamania; 03-19-2007 at 10:01 AM.
The Pictish rants from Several Species were often included as part of Careful With That Axe Eugene during performances in late '72.
Originally Posted by briank67
Last edited by GroovingPict; 03-19-2007 at 05:57 PM.