I fear that thou dost protest too much! Sure, Pink Floyd, particularly in their early years, were a self-indulgent group of LSD-taking, art-school poseurs. However, speaking as a self-indulgent, art-school student from 1971 to 1973, I found their earlymeanderings very entertaining. Their “music” was the perfect accompaniment to my own trips and, with a hint of menace in some of the indistinct vocals, added a shivery edge to the experience.
Jimi asked, “Are you experienced?” and my answer is, “Yes I am.” I am neither proud of that now nor particularly regretful. It was where I was at that time. Thank God I am no longer that person but, hey, it was what it was. A gracious and loving God saw me through that time and brought me to a better place. However, as I listened again to that old Pink Floyd “music,” I laughed with the remembrance of those crazy days. Ahh, the power of nostalgia!
Brother Mo and the Acid Kings