|A Saucerful Of Secrets|
Song Name: Jugband Blues
Artist: Pink Floyd
Run Time: 2:59
Track Number: 7
|Echoes: The Best Of Pink Floyd|
|Wish You Were Here|
Sung By: Syd Barrett
Written By: Syd Barrett
- It was written by Syd Barrett, being his sole writing contribution to the album, and also his last published for the band.
- Pink Floyd made two promo films for the song. The first, available on an early Pink Floyd video collection (now out-of-print), shows a seemingly depressed Barrett wandering around aimlessly, singing the song. The second, more straightforward music video, features Barrett and the group miming to the song in a more conventional stage setting, with psychedelic projections in the background. Roger Waters and Rick Wright switch to tuba and trombone respectively in the brass-driven instrumental break.
- Allegedly, Barrett wanted a Salvation Army band to play on the track. They were brought in, but when he stated that he wanted them to simply play what they wanted to regardless of the rest of the group, Norman Smith insisted on recorded parts. Eventually both versions were recorded, although during the second, scored version, Barrett wandered off. The first, unplanned version is the one which appears on the album.
- The song is viewed by many fans as a sad farewell piece by Barrett who, by the beginning of the recording sessions for Saucerful of Secrets, was already shrinking into a delirious state of mind, exacerbated by his feelings of alienation from the rest of the band, as can be gleaned from the painfully specific lyrics in the song. ("I don't care if the sun don't shine/ And I don't care if nothing is mine/ And I don't care if I'm nervous with you/ I'll do my loving in the winter.")
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