Pink Floyd – Tienerklanken RTBV (1968)

Pink Floyd - Tenerklanken 1968 TV

Here we have four videos of the rare Pink Floyd‘s films recorded for the Belgian TV show Tienerklanken, in Brussels on 18-19 February 1968. David Gilmour made his film debut with Pink Floyd by recording this series of promotional clips for Belgian TV. Four of the films were shot at RTB TV studios and the remainder in and around Parc de Laeken on the 18th & 19th of February.

For this collection, Pink floyd performed for at least 7 songs, included in the disc 5 (1971) Reverber/ation, from The Early Years 1965–1972 box set. The Tienerklanken includes:

    1. Astronomy Domine (Tienerklanken)
    2. The Scarecrow (Tienerklanken)
    3. Corporal Clegg (Tienerklanken)
    4. Paint Box (Tienerklanken)
    5. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun (Tienerklanken)
    6. See Emily Play (Tienerklanken)
    7. Bike (Tienerklanken)

Astronomy Domine

Song composed and written in 1967 by Syd Barrett. Astronomy Domine was first released on Pink Floyd’s 1967 album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. It is considered that this and Interstellar Overdrive, from the same album, are the first musical pieces of what was later called space rock genre.

The Scarecrow

Included on the band’s debut album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (Tower Records, 1967) and the B-side of their second single See Emily Play, this song was written by Syd Barrett, the original leader of Pink Floyd. It is an existential theme in which a scarecrow lives “resigned to his fate”. Two videos were made of this song, an early promotional video clip and the Tienerklanken film.

Corporal Clegg

This song appears on Pink Floyd’s second album A Saucerful of Secrets, also published in 1968. It was written by Roger Waters and it includes the voices of David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright. This is the only Pink Floyd’s song that does it. In the track, the band makes its first mention of the war, something that would later be recurrent in Roger Waters’ lyrics. The song is about a soldier who lost a leg in World War II and whose mother (or wife), Mrs. Clegg, is an alcoholic.

See Emily Play

See Emily Play was the second single released by Pink Floyd. Published in 1967, it was initially thought to be a non-album single, but was later included on The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. It is believed that the song, composed by Syd Barrett, refers to Emily Young, the famous British sculptor, granddaughter of Kathleen Scott (student of Auguste Rodin).