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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Pink Floyd Hippy Happy Fair Poster 1967! RARE!

Pink Floyd Hippy Happy
Pink Floyd Hippy Happy

Check out this, rare-as-hen's-teeth, Pink Floyd Hippy Happy poster from 1967. This was immortalized as the "Oude Ahoy Tape". My friend, Dave Lawrence, owns this poster. Here is what he says about it:

"Ok...well there are only 4 of these in the world...this one was on display in a Dutch Museum, though it's now in my living room. Hendrix, Floyd (with Syd Barrett), and the Bee Gees...1967 Rotterdam. I've turned down $10,000 for it.?

Pink Floyd
Hippy Happy Fair
Oude Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands

1)Reaction in G - Another take on this instrumental freakout. It's not really the same as the other version. While the band mix is better here, the take from the other concert is more frantic and energetic. I like that one better.

2)POW R TOC H - Another instrumental improv also found in a studio version on "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn". This one just continues the drug fueled craziness started by the previous song.

3)Scream Thy Last Scream" - Another live take of this unrealeased track. Unfortunately, this one also suffers from low vocals. Very similar to the previous version. While the music is solid, a sense of "listening disappointment" still lingers due to the lack of vocals.

4)Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun - Atmosphere galore!!! Waters vocals are audible and clear - the clearest on the entire disc. Great to hear these later "Syd era" Pink Floyd tracks performed live.

5)Interstellar Overdrive - A fitting and logical end to this crazy show. A long instrumental jam to bring the house down. Wow, the irony of these two rarities featuring the "live" Syd is that we hardly get to hear him sing a note!!! Oh well, let the music do the talking...

To read more about this show please CLICK HERE.

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Blogger Scott Bird said...

Wait, has the concert he's talking about been released? Is this the one they're debuting in a cafe in a few months?

February 16, 2011 at 1:15 PM  

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