Astronomy Domine

January 16, 2007 7:51 PM

Threw a one-off session together years ago, for the fun of it. A friend was in town for a couple of days, and we wanted to do something fun, but easy. We cut the music live, then overdubbed the vocals, & mixed it all in an afternoon. Mark Hallman mixed & played rhythm guitar, & Bradley Kopp played an awesome solo. I'm on bass, as usual, and singing the low harmony, and believe it or not, the "Ahhh, Ahhh" falsetto part. Can't do that anymore. The original song, of course, was written & recorded by Pink Floyd on A Saucerful Of Secrets, and again live on Ummagumma.

posted by Devils Rancher (9 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

Hey, DR, between the characteristically Floydian chord change that fingers_of_fire put into his "Goner" track, and now this cover, it's definitely a Pink day here at MeFiMu. You guys nailed it, and sounded like you indeed had plenty of fun! Cool!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:12 PM on January 16, 2007

Here I am, I click refresh to see if someone has replied in flapjax's song, where we are having a conversation, and Astronomy Domine appears. wow. Great contribution to the best day in Metafilter Music, DR.

I have to say, though. You guys wanted to do something fun but easy, and you chose this song? Gotta hang out more with the likes of you.

You pulled it off nicely, congratulations.
posted by micayetoca at 8:29 PM on January 16, 2007

Yea, damn. This is great, really well done.
posted by snsranch at 3:57 PM on January 17, 2007

Hey. Just popped in to say that "Astronomy Domine" is the first song from Piper at the Gates of Dawn, not Saucerful of Secrets.

And also that this version is a beautiful and original cover that Syd himself would be delighted to hear. Huzzah! gets even better when you post awesome stuff like this!
posted by koeselitz at 11:22 PM on January 18, 2007

Ah, thanks for the correction -- all I've got laying about here is the "A Nice Pair" compilation of the two albums, and I'm lazy. We did that back when the WWW was still called Arapnet, so being unable to look up the lyrics on line, we made up about 20% of them. I still don't know what they are.
posted by Devils Rancher at 5:08 AM on January 19, 2007

Man, that's the awsome.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 10:21 AM on January 9, 2009

The song started off kinda ordinary for me, but quickly got better and better. By the end, I didn't want it to finish. This was nice. Thanks mate!
posted by Effigy2000 at 2:08 PM on April 30, 2009

This is fantastic - much more lively than the original. I'm not generally a fan of covers, but I really like this!
posted by dg at 9:16 PM on December 15, 2022 [1 favorite]

That’s probably the drummer going kinda nuts, relative to the original. Thanks! Glad someone likes it!
posted by Devils Rancher at 9:18 PM on December 16, 2022

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