So my boyfriend and I started biking this month and we plan to do a lot of biking over the Labor Day weekend. Naturally, all this biking made me think of Syd Barrett. Why would it make me think of anything else? When GRatBoO played the Pink Floyd cover show way back in December, we were going to do a medley of "Astronomy Domine," "Bike," and "Interstellar Overdrive." We ended up not doing it but combining them somehow always kinda stuck, so that was the direction I took along with a focus on "the room of musical tunes" and clocks. I went through 4 versions until I got to this one... so... you've been warned.
Also, I haven't been on a bike in years. I had to be held and pushed off. >.< And this has got me thinking -- Syd named the song "Bike" but mentioned it only in the first verse. If he had started the song out with the gingerbread men line, would the song be called "Gingerbread Men?" And would I end up wanting to sing this around Christmas instead of while I'm biking?!
DOWNLOAD HERE: Bike (Syd Barrett cover)
The super cool band I play bass in -- GRatBoO -- just played Columbia City Theater this past Friday, August 26th. Stay updated at the Gary Reynolds and the Brides of Obscurity page for the next show!