A Psychedelic Journey: The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967) by Pink Floyd



On this day 53 years ago, the 4th of August 1967, Pink Floyd released its debut album, "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn", which featured the founder Syd Barret.


The album was recorded in Abbey Road, where the Beatles were recording their most influential album in the studio next to them: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.


Influenced directly by the 60's counterculture, the album was a milestone for the psychedelic-rock genre. Heavily drug-influenced trippy sounds, wearing lyrics, hypnotic electric sound effects, and unique riffs were all over the album.


After this album, Pink Floyd evolved and converted their sound to a more progressive soundscape. However, they never totally abandon the early days' experimentation and psychedelicsness - which is why they are the Pink Floyd that we know today.