The Pink Floyd's first single, a manic song about a convicted crossdresser. Reached #20 in the UK, put the Pink Floyd on the map.
The first manifestation of Barrett's songwriting talents was a bizarre little classic called 'Arnold Layne'. A sinister piece of vaguely commercial fare, it dealt with the twilight wanderings of a transvestite/pervert figure and is both whimsical and singularly creepy.
"It wasn't just the drugs, we'd both done acid before the whole Floyd thing, it's just… read more
Arnold Layne had a strange hobby
Collecting clothes moonshine washing line
They suit him fine