Here I Go (3:08)

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“He wrote it, I seem to recall, in a matter of minutes. The whole recording was done absolutely live, with no overdubs at all, Syd changed from playing rhythm to lead guitar at the very end and the change is noticeable. Syd, however, would change like that often…
That accounts for the drop during the solo, as Syd’s rhythm guitar is no longer there!”

-Malcolm Jones, ‘Madcap’

Shirley and Willie Wilson, the former Jokers Wild drummer, were both drafted into the making of the LP midway through April, helping in the recording of ‘No Man’s Land’, with its incoherent spoken piece, and ‘Here I Go’, the second ‘old timey’ song on the album. Jones states categorically that this latter track, with its unusual music hall structure, was written in the studio in a matter of minutes, so refuting Roger Waters’ assertion that all Syd’s material was written prior to the split with Pink Floyd. The track was recorded “live” with the freshly written lyrics in front of Syd.

- “The Madcap Laughs: Mick Rock Photo Sessions, 1993


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