Pink Floyd and The Incredible String Band.
The Incredible String Band.
In #1 of this title [see above], I mentioned that the group had done a lot of touring that year; indeed they even appeared at Woodstock!
Tucked inside the gatefold sleeve of my copy of “Changing Horses” I have a bit of memorabilia I bought in 2011 for £19.55. This is the programme from the band’s gig at the Royal Albert Hall that year:
The programme contains many interesting words, including two unique poems by Robin. One starts:
“The wren sings morse without remorse among bright ivy and trumpeting haws
The invisible road vein stretches from stone to distant marker coruscations of the earth mind”.
This is the second, shorter one:
“Christmas feast with the outcasts in the stable
& present also at the queen’s low table
with trolleys big as carriages to renew
& many nobles stared to see us there.
the miser grandpa kept you there within the wall
kiss me sweet gwendoline
we float across the gravel through the stone
box hedges of blowing darkness
the voices of the tall winds sing louder than belief
the voices of tall winds sing very loud
terrifying and pure.”