An interesting piece of Floyd history; Astronomy Domine (and a bit of Pow R Toc H) being performed on BBC’s Look of the Week, followed by Hans Keller’s now infamous grilling of Roger and Syd over the music being too loud.
Notice how in this interview Syd seemed to be such an incredibly coherent pop pundit; a far cry from the “acid casualty” that his name would become sadly associated with.
Here’s a cool video of Tomorrow’s World, talking about Mike Leonard’s light machines, and with the Floyd (with Syd) playing music behind them.
It says it’s from December 1967, but I strongly believe this must have been made much earlier, like maybe late 1966. I explain why in the Youtube comments (find “kingtarkus”), but it’s mainly because Rick’s still using the old Farfisa Deluxe that would have been long replaced by the Compact Duo in ’67 (also interesting: this is presumably the only footage of Rick playing the old Farfisa Compact Deluxe.)