Pink Floyd and The Incredible String Band.
I also have the “Zabriskie Point” album as a double CD:
This does not have the cover notes from the LP, but does include a booklet explaining in some detail Pink Floyd’s part in the production of the film. The notes in the booklet were written by David Fricke with the assistance of 7 other named people, and I propose to set them out in full over the next few posts, starting now:
“Antonioni’s first choice to score Zabriskie Point – in its entirety – was Pink Floyd. It was, on the face of it, a strange notion. (Although not as strange and intriguing as Don Hall’s first inspiration – the English art-pop band Procol Harum: “I thought of them as being great for a lot of the desert scenes.”) The Floyd were a band of former art-and-architecture-school students whose idea of rock’n’roll revolution had more to do with cruising inner space than brandishing guns in the streets. Distinguished by an understated tension and long stretches of gravity-free improvisation, Pink Floyd’s music was a far cry from the marching-song kicks of the Rolling Stones’ “Street Fighting Man” and the guitar-army aesthetic of explicitly radical U.S.groups such as the MC5.”
More from these notes next “Pink Floyd” time.