“Interstellar Overdrive” Like You have Never Heard It Before
Record Store Day is right around the corner and with it comes a bunch of goodies for these of us who still get enthusiastic about buying hard copies of our music; from limited-edition reissues celebrating the likes of Bowie and Prince to fun in-store occasions, there is one thing for everybody on April 22nd. Pink Floyd followers, however, have probably the most to look ahead to on Record Store Day as the Pink Floyd preps the release of their first studio album, together with a Pink Floyd track no one outside of the band has heard before – at the least not on this incarnation.
Fun Fact: A different, shorter version of “Interstellar Overdrive” appears on Pink Floyd’s debut album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.
Recorded in year 1966 before ink Floyd was signed to EMI, this version of “Interstellar Overdrive” clocks at a staggering 14:57 and will finally see the light of day on Record Store Day pressed on 12-inch vinyl and restricted to just 4,000 copies; however, it’s worth noting that some devoted followers did a little bit sleuthing and found an October 1966 recording session that yielded a demo version of “Interstellar Overdrive” that finally served as the soundtrack to the 15-minute documentary San Francisco, made by late The Band’s frontman Syd Barrett’s friend Anthony Stern. If that is true, then the demo could be heard in the Youtube video beneath regardless of having spent the last 50 years locked away. Give it a spin and as at all times, tell us what you think. Enjoy!Get Our APP