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Rick Wright’s opening chords build,

Cymbals roll, synthesised fanfare,

Almost chaotic, entropic

Threads of form gathering, dispersing

Tempos shift, tension rises

A momentary lull,

Roger Water’s guitar & knee rise

Dropping aggressively, powerfully

Synchronising his bass booming.

Commanding control & direction.

Father’s Shout.*the concert started,

A moment preserved, frozen.

Accessible always.

Note & Extra:

* Father’s Shout is the opening section of Pink Floyd’s Atom Heart Mother. This moment wakes and comes alive for me often.

Here is a part of the concert. A part we highly anticipated, the opening of Careful With That Axe, Eugene. This was filmed for GTK, the visuals are from the Randwick concert, the sound though is from the live version of the song on Ummagumma. 

The camera pans around the racetrack and settles at 0:23 looking over a seated crowd at the stage. My memory of the view of the stage would have us a few rows down from that camera position – in fact, just to the left of that pole in the centre of the screen.

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