The Great Songs: Astronomy Domine

by Eric Melin on June 16, 2010 · 1 comment

in Music

piper at the gates of dawn 1967Definitely one of the most original and haunting rock songs ever produced, Pink Floyd‘s “Astronomy Domine” is the stunning opening track from the group’s first full-length record, 1967’s “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.”

Every time I hear it, it makes me think that this is what space “sounds” like. Or how it sounds to an acid-soaked experimental rocker.

Written by founding member and original band leader Syd Barrett, the lyrics to “Astronomy Domine” are as mysterious and obtuse as the music.

Read about and listen to it here.

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  • Andrew Brown

    One of my favourite songs for sure.

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