Pink Floyd's 10 Best Pre-Dark Side of the Moon Tracks
A classic trippy Floyd instrumental, "Moonhead" is especially significant because it was played during the BBC's coverage of the first moon landing in 1969. Even though Floyd wasn't well-known then, the producers of the program made the right choice for the soundtrack.
3. "Give Birth to a Smile"
Only ever released on a soundtrack called Music from "The Body" and credited to Roger Waters and Ron Geesin, this song might be the most recognizable as the later Floyd style, featuring a church choir of backing vocalists and the rich organ tones they would become much better known for on Dark Side.
2. "Careful With That Axe, Eugene"
So beloved in the Floyd canon that it is one of the only middle-era Floyd songs to be played even after Dark Side was released, and in fact stayed in the band's set lists all the way to the late '70s, "Careful With That Axe. Eugene" is one of the darkest tracks the band has ever recorded. (Don't listen to it on hard drugs or you're gonna have a bad trip.) Note Waters's manic screaming on this track as well, which ended up being far ahead of its time in rock history.