Brooklyn based duo Bedouin’s cover of Pink Floyd’s Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun was released in 2017.
First appearing on the 1968 album A Saucerful of Secrets, the original recording is the only Pink Floyd song to feature all five members of the band, as there are guitar parts recorded by both Syd Barrett and David Gilmour. The song was written by Roger Waters, with lyrics borrowed from a collection of Chinese poetry Waters had found – Poems of the late T’ang, Translated by A.C Graham. The title of the song was derived from a quotation by William Burroughs.
Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun also gave Douglas Adams the idea for Disaster Area, the loudest band in the universe – and in fact the loudest noise of any kind, anywhere – who featured in his book The Restaurant At The End of The Universe; the band would crash a space ship into a nearby star to create a solar flare effect during their concerts.
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