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From their debut album, this was the third Pink Floyd single released in the United States. It was written by Syd Barrett, who was a founding member of the band, but became an acid casualty and had to leave the band a few years later when he lost his mind. Typical of Barrett's work, it's a very psychedelic song. (thanks, John - Chicago, IL)
Neal Smith - "I'm Eighteen"
With the band in danger of being dropped from their label, Alice Cooper drummer Neal Smith co-wrote the song that started their trek from horror show curiosity to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Mark Arm of Mudhoney
When he was asked to write a song for the Singles
soundtrack, Mark thought the Seattle grunge scene was already overblown, so that's what he wrote about.
One of the most popular classical vocalists in the land is lining up a trip to space, which is the inspiration for many of her songs.