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Excellent Obscure Pink Floyd songs?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by nutso42, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. A friend recently lent me his entire Pink Floyd collection (which seems to be every commercially available Pink Floyd recording there is).
    Now, I'm already a big fan of Pink Floyd, but still I've only heard about 1/3 of their stuff.
    So while I have this collection, are there any really good obscure Floyd songs which I may have never heard before?

    (if it helps, favorite albums are "Piper at the Gates of Dawn" and "Animals" ..... and obviously, "The Wall")
  2. Junk420


    Jul 19, 2012
    Cornwall, Ontario
    The entire Umma Gumma album is amazing.

    My fav is "Be carefull with that axe, Eugene"
  3. GtenderG


    Feb 29, 2008
    I love 'Free Four'. Don't know if that is obscure as it did get airplay at one point.
  4. JBNeedsBeer

    JBNeedsBeer Supporting Member

    May 13, 2011
    New Brunswick, NJ
    Pretty much everything on "Obscured by Clouds" is amazing and not really well known. You can also check out "Nile Song" and "Cymbaline" off of the album "More"
  5. Garrett151


    Mar 23, 2011
    I'm a huge fan of "Sorrow," but I'm not sure how popular it is.
  6. Texan

    Texan 667 Neighbor of the Beast. Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2004
    Houston, TX
    "See Emily Play"...one of my all time favorites
  7. PlungerModerno


    Apr 12, 2012
    They have some super stuff. Everything off Darkside of the moon, Wish you were here and most of animals and the wall. Early stuff doesn't do it for me quite the same.

    Have a cigar, sheep, and run like hell are my fav's of the 'not everybody knows' group of Floyd material. I don't know any obscure stuff that's nearly as compelling or excellent as 'time' for example.
  8. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
  9. TripleDouble

    TripleDouble Guest

    Aug 5, 2008
    One of these days (I'm going to cut you into little pieces) is really, really badass.
  10. BBox Bass

    BBox Bass Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2011
    NW Pennsylvania
    That song was my first introduction to lesser-known Floyd. Can't go wrong with 2 bass separate bass tracks!
  11. fearless
    Remember a day
    Set the Controls
    summer 68
    careful with that axe eugene
  12. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    My band covers "see emily play" at first I wasnt so sure about this one but it actually comes off really well and I do enjoy playing it.
  13. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    One of my favorite songs by any band!
  14. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    My YouTube cover of one of my favorites:

  15. mmbongo

    mmbongo Dilly Dilly! Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    You heard that one about the Bricks In the Wall? Not very popular, but is awesome.
  16. FretlessMainly


    Nov 17, 2010
    Green is the Colour ---->
    Careful With that Axe, Eugene

    BBC 1970
    Guaranteed brain melt


    The rest isn't bad either (but more commonly-known tunes).

    And good on yer for liking Animals; my favorite of theirs.
  17. mmbongo

    mmbongo Dilly Dilly! Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    The Nile Song
    Astronomy Domine

    Great songs, both perfected by Voivod

  18. Thanks so far for the suggestions. Only a few of these have I heard so far.

    But at this point, this one is the best... V

  19. Paint Box

    Also +1 to Free Four and Fearless.
  20. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
    I was into early Floyd a lot when I was a teenager -- Ummagumma, Meddle, Relics, etc. (DSOTM was actually the last good Pink Floyd album imho!)

    But the only tune from that early period that's really stuck with me is "Bike"

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