Pink Floyd's 10 Best Pre-Dark Side of the Moon Tracks
7. "The Nile Song"
"The Nile Song," from the soundtrack album More, stands out in the Floyd catalog because it's probably the hardest rock song they ever recorded. David Gilmour employs an almost heavy-metal yell, and the guitar is heavy and distorted. You could really see a band like Mastodon covering this song nowadays.
6. "A Saucerful of Secrets"
The title track to Pink Floyd's second album is still one of their all-time greatest tracks. One of the band's longest instrumental jams, it's supposed to represent the sounds of an epic battle from beginning to end, with the choral vocal section at the end representing the aftermath. Containing both stunning beauty and brutality, it forms poetry without words.
5. "Biding My Time"
This song was originally known as "Afternoon," and was part of Floyd's early experiment at doing a conceptual live show, The Man and the Journey. "Biding My Time" presents itself at first as a slight blues track, before bursting into a rousing horn section and eventually an epic rocking outro with a massive guitar solo on the part of Gilmour.