Pow R. Toc H Lyrics – Pink Floyd – Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Pow R. Toc H
(Barrett, Waters, Wright, Mason) 4:26
About The Song
“Pow R. Toc H.” was renamed “The Pink Jungle” in the “Journey” part of The Man and The Journey. Pink Floyd performed the song live from 1967 to 1969.
“Pow R. Toc H.” is a song by the English rock band Pink Floyd, written by founding members Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, and Nick Mason. The song was released on their 1967 debut album, “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn”.
The lyrics of “Pow R. Toc H.” describe a surreal and psychedelic party, in which various characters engage in bizarre and nonsensical activities. The song’s title is a reference to the initials of the band members’ first names, as well as to a piece of equipment used by Barrett to generate sound effects.
Musically, “Pow R. Toc H.” features a frenetic and experimental sound, with a cacophony of instruments and sound effects that create a sense of chaos and confusion. The song also features a prominent bassline and a driving rhythm section, which add to its energetic and unpredictable atmosphere.
Syd Barrett used a device called the “Mark II Tone Generator”, which he nicknamed the “tochbox”, to create sound effects for “Pow R. Toc H.” and other Pink Floyd songs. The device was a simple oscillator that could produce a variety of electronic tones and effects, and Barrett would use it to generate random sounds and distortions that he could incorporate into his guitar playing and the band’s music. The “tochbox” became an important part of Pink Floyd’s early sound, and its use on songs like “Pow R. Toc H.” helped to establish the band’s reputation as experimental and innovative musicians.
“Pow R. Toc H.” is often cited as a classic example of Pink Floyd’s early sound and their experimental approach to music. It has been covered by numerous artists over the years and remains a fan favourite and a key part of the band’s early catalogue.