Oct. 17, 1970
Pepperland, San Rafael, California, USA
Transcribed by Phil Salathe
Tape cuts in.
Roger: ...people, this is called Astronomy Domine.
AD starts, power fails between "underground" and "Jupiter."
Nick continues playing for a bit; crowd groans, then applauds.
Roger: Thank you! For our next number...
Roger: Now, we'll just find out what that was, because the
possibility exists that we may be able to split some power leads.
Man (heckler) in crowd: Careful with that axe, Eugene!
Roger: Give us a chance, John!
MiC: [incomprehensible, something about PF.]
Tuning up and stage noise.
MiC: [?] Hey Eugene, careful with that axe!
RGiC: See you at Fillmore next week!
On stage (quiet): No, move this one back. [?] (pause)
Roger: I think we'll start that one again.
Applause and cheering.
Restart AD from beginning, falls apart quickly in a cascade of odd
bass noises, then guitar.
Roger: (sheepishly) Evidently that restart was a little
premature, 'cause they are splitting some leads...spreading some of the
power out...so we'll start that again in a minute.
Dave: Wasn't that exciting!
Roger: [...], enough of that for us...
Roger: This happened three times in our first set at Fillmore East
a couple of weeks ago...
MiC: Big deal!
Roger: Got quite boring after a --(as if just hearing heckler,
wryly) Ooh! You're a friendly little chap!
Crowd laughs, applauds.
Dave: You're forgiven!
MiC: Thank you!
"Pop" sound on stage, like finger in cheek.
AD starts up once again; crowd cheers -- "All right! Yow! Woooo!". In
my tape the right channel cuts out just as AD kicks into first guitar
riff, and cuts back in just as the power fails again, at "resounds."
Crowd groans, laughs; Dave plays a few notes.
RGiC: [Beat] the gong!
RGiC (nearby): Solo on the drums!
RGiC (far): [shouts something about Pink Floyd.]
RGiC (nearby): Right!
Whistling near taper; Dave noodles.
After a couple minutes, a bass is audible, starting a blues jam while
Dave is tuning. Soon a guitar and bass blues jam starts up. (I'm not
sure whether or not this is a tape playing; here's the evidence each
way: Pro -- It's quieter and different in sound than the stage noises;
the crowd doesn't react; Dave ignores it when it starts up; it ends
suddenly, with Dave starting to tune again, almost like an edit, but
there's no tape cut. Con -- It's a PF More Blues, but different than the
one on More; no other guitar or bass is audible while the blues jam is
in gear, nor are any other instruments audible.)
Crowd cheers when Dave starts tuning again.
RGiC (different ones): Wooo!...All right!...[Hey, nail it to the
bridge!]...[???Road Runner???]...Get it on...get it ON!...[Hey,
More tuning; on stage Roger is audible talking with the others,
off-mike. He says something like "Okay, we're starting over [??at the
A?? or, "once again"] [...] One, two, three,four.")
Roger: (through mike): One, two, three, four!
AD restarts at the chromatic passage after the first verse. A normal
AD follows; Rick misses the first part of the last verse, coming in at
"...the icy waters."
Roger: Thank you.
Roger: This is a new song, from the album we've just released, and
it's called Fat Old Sun.
Roger: Thank you.
Roger: This next song has something to do with dreaming, and it's
called Cymbaline. (count off -- "1 2 3 4" -- audible,
Cymbaline follows, same as the TE version; midway through footsteps
section, someone yells "I'm scared!" and the crowd laughs.
Roger: There's a very long cut on our new album, called Atom Heart
Mother, where we use some brass players and some choir. But before we
put the brass players and choir on when we were recording it, we used to
play it live --"
Tape cuts; within a couple seconds AHM kicks in, again same as the
copy on TE.
Roger: (very quiet) Thank you.
Tuning; crowd shouts "Wooo! Wooo!"
Roger: This is called the Embryo. One...
On stage RW counts off "1, 2, 3, 4" but nothing happens. About
15 seconds later, he does it again, and Embryo kicks in, a version with
the crying baby, and Pow R Toc H style vocals toward the end of the
song. My tape cuts out right before the last verse.
Roger: -- two things together now, the first of which is a song
called Green is the Colour and the second is an instrumental off our
album Ummagumma and it's called Careful With That Axe, Eugene.
Cheers, applause, "Yeah!
Mellow GitC follows, then a CWTA,E that fades out before the scream
on my tape.
Roger: This is called Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun.
Crowd applauds, clearly pleased.
When theme starts, crowd member off to right says "Oh, wow...."
After StCftHotS, applause, "Bravo!"
Roger: Thank you...thank you....
Tuning, during which someone near the taper says
"Saucerful...Saucerful of Secrets...."
Roger: This is the last tune we're gonna play, and it's off one of
our albums...and it's called A Saucerful of Secrets.
Near taper: "Oh, yeah..."
Roger: ...And thanks very much for coming down here and listening
to us [once again].
ASoS follows. During the first chorus of Gilmour's singing in
Celestial Voices, the power fails, but PF keep playing, and the power
kicks back in. They back up to before Gilmour's entrance, and do a full
chorus without vocals; then they reach Gilmour's vocal section again,
and the power kicks out again, then back in, and immediately afterward
the tape cuts.