“See Emily Play” was the second single recorded by the English psychedelic rock group Pink Floyd. It was written by original frontman Syd Barrett and recorded on 23 May 1967.
An extremely controversial song. While I am having trouble finding information of the original scandal, you can test whether a particular copy of the album “Piper at the Gates of Dawn” was made for American or British audiences. The British version of the album is missing this song. Said to be a cut at a member of parliament, it was banned in Britain for a long while.
What do you think this song is about? What does it evoke in your mind?
This is the song that woke me up to Pink Floyd, a band I have been a fan of ever since.
Ladies and gentlemen…
See Emily Play