Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast

Album: Atom Heart Mother (1970)
  • songfacts ®
  • Artistfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast is a 3-part instrumental track:
    1) Rise and Shine
    This piece consists of piano, organ, steel guitar and electric guitar fed through a Leslie speaker.
    2) Sunny Side Up
    This piece was written and performed entirely by David Gilmour on two acoustic guitars and a steel guitar.
    3) Morning Glory
    This piece was performed by the entire band with the exception of Roger Waters. The center instrument is Rick Wright's piano, which was overdubbed 3 different times (one in the left channel, one in the center, and one in the right channel). It also features very prominent bass, electric guitar, drums (overdubbed twice by Nick Mason), and Hammond organ. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    adri - zadar, Croatia
Please sign in or register to post comments.

Comments: 13

  • Robert from Why?The soundtrack to my morning!! The songs on Atom Heart Mother from best to not best (they're all awesome!)are:

    Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast
    Fat Old Sun
    If
    Atom Heart Mother (title song)
    Summer '68

    Alan's Breakfast is very intuitive, Fat Old Sun is a complete classic, If is a beautiful guitar melody, Atom Heart Mother is beautiful (although a bit strange in the middle), and Summer '68 has some nice riffs and is catchy.
  • Deethewriter from Saint Petersburg, Russia FederationAlan Styles R.I.P.= - Died 12-8-2011[Pneumonia] - He was 75 years old - Roadie for Pink Floyd. He did voice and sound effects for the Pink Floyd song , Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast. Appeared on the cover of Pink Floyd's LP, Ummagumma.
  • Ben from Rohnert Park, Cathis song makes me so hungry for breakfast!!
  • Anthony from Denver, CoI love the first part, sounds very Baroque in a way, with four distinct pieces being played in alternating rotation, like Row-Row-Row your Boat....
  • Terry from Wickford, RiGilmour played bass on many, many Floyd tracks. He always joked about how Roger would come up to him and thank Gilmour for winning him "Best Bassist" awards in music magazines.
  • Chloe from St. Louis, MoThe most delicious song I've ever heard.
  • Oldpink from New Castle, InI love this quirky piece, especially Dave's beautiful slide and acoustic work for "Sunny Side Up."
    They also performed it four times, with only one of those performances having been captured by a taper.
    That was the December 22, 1970, Town Hall, Sheffield, England gig.
    They jammed away on it, cooking breakfast on stage, and turned on a "radio" that was actually a tape player with a sped up recording of DJ Jimmy Young.
    Nick is also heard making some funny comments, saying such things as "Yech! This is disgusting...I mean it isn't even music."
  • Allison from A Little Ol' Town In, MiThis song is awesome. Stretches your imagination.
  • Scott from Portland, OrWaters was off doing soundtrack music with Geesin for "The Body" when this was recorded. Gilmour said they were very very pressed for time when they recorded this as they were about to leave on a tour. Like Ummagumma, he said they were thinking about rerecording it (and like Ummagumma, it never happened!).
  • Prashant from Ktm, OtherI like your artistic sense, but as the others said, it's disappoiting that you omitted the most brilliant parts of the song which I remember to be after 3:32 and 4:30. Why don't you make a full version?
  • Prashant from Ktm, Otherwicked man...you have some very kewl imagination...and a big talent in creating movies...and the pink floyd think only makes it better
  • Brian from Highland, IlHe has been known to play bass. Check out Syd Barrett's solo work.
  • Mark B. Stoned from Desperate Hot Springs, CaSo if there is very prominent bass in the song, but Roger Waters did not perform on it, does that mean that it's David Gilmour playing bass?
see more comments

Evolution Of The Prince SymbolSong Writing

The evolution of the symbol that was Prince's name from 1993-2000.

AdeleFact or Fiction

Despite her reticent personality, Adele's life and music are filled with intrigue. See if you can spot the true tales.

Rick AstleySongwriter Interviews

Rick Astley on "Never Gonna Give You Up," "Cry For Help," and his remarkable resurgence that gave him another #1 UK album.

Joe ElySongwriter Interviews

The renown Texas songwriter has been at it for 40 years, with tales to tell about The Flatlanders and The Clash - that's Joe's Tex-Mex on "Should I Stay or Should I Go?"

Ian Anderson of Jethro TullSongwriter Interviews

The flautist frontman talks about touring with Led Zeppelin, his contribution to "Hotel California", and how he may have done the first MTV Unplugged.

Pete AndersonSongwriter Interviews

Pete produced Dwight Yoakam, Michelle Shocked, Meat Puppets, and a very memorable track for Roy Orbison.