Old_Honky - 1:48 am on Aug 31, 2013 (gmt 0)
I have never really "got" Dark side of the moon, it was good but not great IMHO the early Floyd when Syd Barrett was firing on all cylinders was by far their best period. "See Emily Play" and "Arnold Layne" were so good they made the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.
There was a lot of great music around in those days some of the more obscure stuff is what I recall with the greatest pleasure, e.g.
Blossom Toes: "If only for a moment" and "We are ever so clean"
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band: "Next" (Best track and all time best rock anthem:"The Faith Healer"),"The Impossible Dream" and "Tomorrow Belongs to me"
Haphash and the Coloured Coat: "Western Flyer" (Best track: "The Wall")
Barclay James Harvest:"Early Morning Onwards" (Best track: "After the day")and "Gone to Earth" (Best track: "Poor Man's Moody Blues" - this was written to show the Moody Blues how good "Nights in White Satin" could have been.