Pink Floyd and The Incredible String Band.
This time we continue with David Fricke’s notes in the double CD version of “Zabriske Point”:
“Yet if they were virtually apolitical, the Floyd were nevertheless a pivotal force in a tight, vibrant English network of underground bands (including the Soft Machine, Hawkwind and the Deviants) that was both inspired by, and an inspiration to, the student uprisings in Europe during the late 1960s. Antonioni was in London in October 1966, filming Blow-Up, when he first saw Pink Floyd at a launch party for Britain’s first underground paper, IT (International Times). By the time he contacted them about working on Zabriskie Point, the Floyd already had substantial film experience. With founding singer and guitarist Syd Barrett, the group appeared in Peter Whitebread’s Britain-gone-psychedelic documentary Tonite Let’s All Make Love In London. A realigned Floyd, with guitarist Dave Gilmour replacing Barrett, had contributed an embryonic version of “Careful With That Axe, Eugene” to Peter Sykes’ 1968 movie The Committee and provided the entire soundtrack for director Barbet Schroeder’s 1969 release , More. According to Gilmour, Pink Floyd wrote and recorded all of the More music in eight days.”
More from these notes next Pink Floyd time.