50 fatti interessanti su Pink Floyd #2/10
6. Pink Floyd recorded their first album ‘The Piper at the Gates of Dawn’ in Abbey Road studios while a band of Moptops toiled next door making ‘Sgt Pepper...’ The latter Beatles record blew minds on its release, though it could be said that the former was even further out there...
7. ‘Arnold Layne’ - their first single and a minor hit at the time (it has subsequently achieved classic status) was based on a real life person Roger Waters knew who would steal women’s clothes and knickers from washing lines.
8. The b-side to ‘Arnold Lane’ - the psychedelic ‘Candy and a Currant Bun’ - was faithfully covered by Mars Volta and given away free with ‘The Bedlam in Goliath’ album via the mildly pointless VinylDisc format (vinyl on one side, CD on the other).
9. Pink Anderson and Floyd Council, the two Americans who inspired the band’s title were both early blues singers. Both musicians died within a year of the release of Pink Floyd's seminal album, ‘Wish You Were Here’ (1975).
10. David Gilmour later released his own live version of ‘Arnold Layne’ recorded at the Royal Albert Hall in 2006 with David Bowie on vocals. It made no.19 in the charts.