In Britain, in the 1960s the New Musical Express rivalled the Melody Maker as the go-to read for everyone wanting to know what records to buy, what was happening on the charts and who to go see. Reviews of artists and their albums that have in some cases go on to become legends make fascinating reading. For our first, First Take, we’ve come up with Pink Floyd’s debut, The Piper At The Gates of Dawn that was released in August 1967; on 2 September Allen Evans reviewed it for the NME.
4 stars Pink Floyd Piper at the Gates of Dawn (ColumbiaSX6157)
Interesting! Particularly confusing Roger Waters with Muddy Waters, not sure how that came about, and Nick when he was Nicky.
We’ll have more First Take album reviews for you soon.