All-Time Top 25 Tunes (post 17)

TheĀ seventeenth track in my All-Time Top 25 Tunes is number one (B), ‘Wish You Were Here’, by Pink Floyd.

This poignant, lyrical tale about Pink Floyd founder-member Syd Barrett and the onset of what was to be a complex, life-changing medical condition, epitomises the intelligently constructed music that Messrs Waters, Gilmour, Wright and Mason achieved, in such a seemingly effortless way that it must have been disheartening to be in any other band but this one, during the 1980s and 1990s.

*pauses for breath*

It’s brilliant.

Listen to it.

That is all.

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4 Responses to All-Time Top 25 Tunes (post 17)

  1. Sally says:

    Lovely song that remind me of a friend of mine who died (drowned) at the age of 30 šŸ™

  2. Redbookish says:

    I’ve swum in Lake Mono. Wonderful experience, and I sang badly quite a lot of the album (just to myself). It is an eerie place, even in the company of family and friends in the sunshine. Perfect for the song and the album. You come out all white & salted and my hair (which is quite long) wasn’t the same for days. Although, as we were wilderness camping that week, it didn’t really matter.

    But I am disappointed at tracks from The Wall appearing on this list, and not from Meddle (what about “Echoes”????) or UmmaGumma.

    From a Misspent Prog Rock Youth.

    • Brennig says:

      Wow, thanks for the Lake Mono info, lovely Redbookish. Sounds slightly spooky.

      And in answer to your question: I have those albums too. In fact Ummagumma was the first Pink Floyd album I heard. But WYWH is of greater importance by virtue of the subject matter, than almost everything else Pink Floyd wrote and recorded.

      And Comfortably Numb holds two of the best guitar solos in the top two of Guitar solos (as voted for by the loyal, headbanging, air-guitaring readers of Kerrang! magazine.

      And as determined by me. This is, after all, my Top 25, not *the* Top 25.