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Pink Floyd — Astronomy Domine
Album: Echoes - The Best of Pink Floyd
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Released: 1968
Length: 4:08
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Lime and limpid green, a second scene
A fight between the blue you once knew
Floating down, the sound resounds
Around the icy waters underground
Jupiter and Saturn, Oberon, Miranda
And Titania, Neptune, Titan
Stars can frighten

Blinding signs flap
Flicker, flicker, flicker, blam, pow, pow
Stairway scared Dan Dare, who's there?

Lime and limpid green
The sound surrounds the icy waters under
Lime and limpid green
The sound surrounds the icy waters underground
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Syd Barrett by ~JSaurer
©2008-2010 ~JSaurer

tshine on you crazy diamond!
drawing for the music magazine "GOOD TIMES", 1997



for the memory of Syd Barrett   - 

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I second that. This set is really great.

OMG another song from the wayback machine.....I was in a room totally stoned listening to this.....er...back then I mean. {#Cheesygrin}
Cool idea, Bill,

it's space time on RP {#Music}

Major Tom
Yuri
Astronaut Down
...and the great Floyds Astronomy Domine

Really a great set to listen to
VOIVOD does an awesome cover of this song...
ronniegirl wrote:
Yup. I even somehow remembered the words! Ahhh.
words? more like a mantra, i never paid words any attention in this song.
E wrote:
Oh my god. Transport me back in time. I had forgotten all about this track. Thanks.
Yup. I even somehow remembered the words! Ahhh.
I just checked my rating, and I realize that I only gave it an 8 because it wasn't CRANKED UP!! Up to a 9, with speakers that go to 11
Always a fave...from the first radio-code beeps, then that announcer stating that Pluto was not discovered until 1930 -- meanwhile all is overlaid and dotted throughout by pilots' radio chatter (such as later used by Dave & Co. in Learning To Fly), to the trippy-weird Coleridge-style lyrics -- and to the whacked-out visionary guitar jamming and sound-effects that only Syd seemed able to get out of those poor strings -- way ahead of its time, even though Hendrix would be headed still further soon after... MORE EARLY FLOYD, Bill, onegaishimasu! Lucifer Sam, Matilda Mother, The Scarecrow, Pow R. Toc. H, or The Bike would be quite nice! and once in a while maybe something off of Barrett's first solo album (with Canned Heat's drummer! and David G. doing a rocking bass-line on a jam called "Maisie"!) would be tasty! Shall we assume Standard Orbit, Captain? Hardly -- MUCH higher, Mr. Sulu, would be better, if you don't mind!
dmax wrote:
Heh. Cart before the horse. Spinal Tap was trying to remind you of this!
Um .. think it was a joke? :shifty:
Meet Astronomy Domine...

Something about it makes me nervous and uneasy... It's downright creepy...
casablues wrote:
Sounds like early Spinal Tap... :p
Heh. Cart before the horse. Spinal Tap was trying to remind you of this!
Reminds me of resin hits.
dpatte wrote:
Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Procul Harum & Genesis.... The Masters of 20th century music. When they play classical music in 400 years this is what they will play for the 20th century
I think I agree. Not for P.H. but for the rest: YES!
Taxman wrote:
The first track from Floyds first & greatest album. Wonderful. More early Floyd please. Alan
Early PF is my very favorite PF.
Better version is on "Ummagumma", IMHO. Spent a LOT of time tripping to this one, we did!
What's up with the morse code in the beginning?
spieler wrote:
ROFL - das Intro ist ja die Melodie zur Sendung "Monitor"! (translated: There is a decades-old political magazine on German public television wich uses the intro of this song as their jingle - had no idea it was Pink Floyd)
Not quite. it is the beginning of "Kennzeichen D" or "Brennpunkt" (One was Santanas Waiting). The jingle from "Monitor" is from Alan Parsons Project: Lucifer. I like it, that is why i wrote to these guys and asked about the jingle ;) Anyway, great song by a great band :notworthy: :whistle: 8)
ROFL - das Intro ist ja die Melodie zur Sendung "Monitor"! (translated: There is a decades-old political magazine on German public television wich uses the intro of this song as their jingle - had no idea it was Pink Floyd)
beelzebubba wrote:
Be careful with that bong, Eugene...... :clap: :clap: :clap:
Yeah, time to change that water.
spacey, man.
Originally Posted by dpatte: Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Procul Harum & Genesis.... The Masters of 20th century music. When they play classical music in 400 years this is what they will play for the 20th century
I pray to God that you're wrong...
Originally Posted by dpatte: Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Procul Harum & Genesis.... The Masters of 20th century music. When they play classical music in 400 years this is what they will play for the 20th century
Thank God I'll be dead!
Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Procul Harum & Genesis.... The Masters of 20th century music. When they play classical music in 400 years this is what they will play for the 20th century
My alltime fave PF song!!! A French Canadian metal band from the 80\'s called Voivod did an AWESOME yet painful version of this that should be checked out......good ol\' PF w/Syd..... :clap:
Originally Posted by Pilgrim301: The first song they played in the 1994 tour ... they had a bunch of slides being shown on a round screen at the back of their stage -- being the middle of July and the sun going down 'round 9:30pm made for very poor viewing of the photos ... but the music was always good. Thanks for playing one of their firsts!
:) :clap: :) I saw three concerts on the west coast during that tour... they didn't change the sets up from city to city, so I got to hear this opener every time.. :D
Sounds like early Spinal Tap... :p
Be careful with that bong, Eugene...... :clap: :clap: :clap:
Dude, Syd has been dead for years, unless you condiser "Vegetable Like" living!
Originally Posted by kyle: Syd Lives.
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Syd & Acid = Astronomy Domine & then the mad house :eek:
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they dont make \'em like this anymore. :cry:
When this came on I thought, "Gee, this must be Elbow. The follow-on to 'Any Day Now', perhaps?". Can certainly see a major influence on their (Elbow's) sound, especially the singing.
Syd Lives.
SID!!!
The first song they played in the 1994 tour ... they had a bunch of slides being shown on a round screen at the back of their stage -- being the middle of July and the sun going down \'round 9:30pm made for very poor viewing of the photos ... but the music was always good. Thanks for playing one of their firsts!
Thanks Bill for that one. Bring me back to the days of sparking up a fat one, and placing this LP on the turntable, and turning up the old Pioneer amp to around 7. Thanks for the good memory :roll:
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More Sid! RP needs to play his demented tune Effervescing Elephant! Its a fun song and, to me anyway, a really good insight into the mind of Sid Berret.
Still gives me waves of chills, after all these years. My older sister gave me a (first release) copy of PF\'s first album, \"Piper at the Gates of Dawn\" when I was 11 years old. Changed me forever. Sure beats Eminem, eh?
Oh my god. Transport me back in time. I had forgotten all about this track. Thanks.
RP plays this after Radiohead\'s I Might Be Wrong, what made me think, there are quite a few links to be made between both bands.
The first track from Floyds first & greatest album. Wonderful. More early Floyd please. Alan
One of the few bands whose first wasn\'t their best. (My opninion)
if you like this, go pick up the band Kingsbury Manx\'s Let You Down cd. so much like early floyd with a mix of the doves & a little velvet underground too for good measure. in any case, this is my favorite period of floyd.
how UMMA GUMMA. turn off that printer!!!
I like old Floyd, a little more bad trip, then good trip... but still fun to listen to. Go Syd!