Here I Go (Syd Barrett song)
|"Here I Go"|
|Song by Syd Barrett|
|from the album The Madcap Laughs|
|Published||Lupus Music Ltd|
|Released||3 January 1970|
|Recorded||17 April 1969|
|Genre||Psychedelic folk, Blues rock|
|Label||Harvest Records/EMI (UK)
Capitol Records (US)
|The Madcap Laughs track listing|
|An Introduction to Syd Barrett track listing|
The song tells the story in which the narrator's girlfriend leaves him because "a big band is far better" than himself. He attempts to win her back by writing her a song, but when he goes to her house to show it to her, he instead finds himself falling in love with her sister.
During the recording sessions for The Madcap Laughs, for the session on 17 April 1969, Barrett brought in fellow musicians Jerry Shirley, drummer with Humble Pie, and Willie Wilson, Jokers Wild's drummer, although for this occasion he was playing bass. Working in Abbey Road Studio 2, the musicians recorded "No Man's Land" together, then they recorded a song Barrett had written in a few minutes, "Here I Go" – the song required no overdubs of any kind. The session for these two songs only lasted three hours.
- Jerry Shirley – drums
- Willie Wilson – bass
- David Gilmour – bass (re-release on An Introduction to Syd Barrett)
- Jones, Malcolm (2003). "The Making of The Madcap Laughs" (21st Anniversary ed.). Brain Damage. p. 8.
- Jones, Malcolm (2003). "The Making of The Madcap Laughs" (21st Anniversary ed.). Brain Damage. p. 7.
- Manning, Toby (2006). "Set the Controls". The Rough Guide to Pink Floyd (1st ed.). London: Rough Guides. p. 71. ISBN 1-84353-575-0.
- "Pink Floyd news :: Brain Damage - 'An Introduction to Syd Barrett' coming from EMI/Harvest in October". Brain Damage. 12 August 2010. Retrieved 9 August 2012.