When the band was formed they started off as blues band however that didnt last

When the band was formed they started off as blues

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had some sort of magnetism about him that would draw people in. When the band was formed, they started off as blues band, however that didn’t last long because once acid was invented they quickly changed from a blues style band to one of the first, if not the original, psychedelic rock bands. In this type of music, they would play a forty minute riff on one tune. Some suspect that Roger Waters got this idea more from listening to Ravi Shankar, because he went to see him at festivals. This style of music was so new that it started in an underground club, called UFO, where Pink Floyd would play three 90 minute sets while the audience would be tripping on psychedelics. The club was meant to be a place for young people, mostly under 30, to trip on psychedelics and have a conscious awakening of their minds. Through this success, Pink Floyd signed with a record company and started recording in Abbey Road studio. They had almost as much studio time as they wanted and were placed in studio #3 working on the album “Piper at the Gates of Dawn”. Meanwhile, the Beatles were working in studio #2 and were working on the album “Sgt. Pepper”, which was considered to be their most psychedelic album. Both of these albums drew many comparisons on the British LP charts, saying that because the two bands were so close to each other in the studio that they were sure to influence one another’s music. Pink Floyd was a very exploratory band, trying anything and everything to make new sounds out of every object. This era for the band is when Syd started becoming more mentally unstable. He was in a sense rebelling against becoming a pop star. Even before they were actually pop stars, he feared becoming commercial. He was taking a lot of LSD, and slowly drifted into a state of incomprehension. When the band toured the U.S. in 1968, they realized that
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