The Best Pink Floyd Songs They Never Play on the Radio
Even though the guitars in "Time" are among Pink Floyd's best and the first 30 seconds of "Money" remain one of the coolest openings ever, we've all heard Dark Side of the Moon a thousand million jillion times too many. Wish You Were Here is the other album classic rock radio has played into the ground.
But Floyd has so much to offer beyond their radio staples, as this playlist attests to. Hope you like Animals, and minute-long intros and outros that are just as maddening. For the uninitiated, Roger Waters' voice turns into a synthesizer the band members probably built themselves three seconds after "Sheep" kicks in; the majestic, sorrowful guitars four minutes into "Dogs" (and then again at the 14:00 mark) are literally just incredible; and the scream that shreds "Careful with That Axe, Eugene" is damned scarifying. The opening of "Let There Be More Light" ... all of "Echoes" ... I could go on and on.
Basically, every one of these songs is either awesome in its entirety or has a part that essentially defines the term "psychedelic." Nothing from The Wall or The Final Cut here, because those are meant to be listened to all the way through. And yeah, OK, you hear "One of These Days" on the radio now and then, but that song's just too good not to include.
You want to either play this really loud or with headphones. Or really loud with headphones. That's probably the best way.