Saturday, March 6, 2010

Keep Smiling, People

Keep Smiling, People  10:47
Performed live 31 May 1968 
* Unrecorded
     (written by Waters, Gilmour, Wright, Mason)


This is the second stage in the development of Careful with that Axe, Eugene. Soon after composing the untitled version of the piece for the Committee soundtrack, this version was premiered at the Fantasio Club in Amsterdam. In live performance, the band had a chance to experiment with the song, jam around the basic chord, and develop the feel of the piece. The recorded versions later this year would be much shorter and the tune would intensify over time as well, with the additions of vocals and screaming courtesy of Roger. The title of this version is an amusing irony in light of the sinister and dark feel of the song.

1 comment:

  1. I found a live bootleg with Keep Smiling, People in Amsterdam 1968