Before they were Pink Floyd, they were. . . Ah. . . The Tea Set.
Name aside (which, honestly, would have been perfect if the band strictly existed between 1965-1968, then petered out into obscurity), they were still a talented group of art students working toward that Pink Floyd sound.
Beware of the Blog, the blog channel for the legendary WFMU, was kind enough to post this ’65-era track recorded by the band, featuring a line-up of Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Roger Waters, and then-guitarist Bob Klose, called “Lucy Leave.” The track merely hints at the sort of space-rock that Pink Floyd would become known for on Piper at the Gates of Dawn, and instead sounds like the perfect crossroads between Stones’-styled rock and roll, and the Mods’ appreciation for R&B structures. It was a part of a demo tape that included their cover of “I’m a King Bee,” plus two other Syd originals, “Butterfly,” and “Double O Bo,” which Nick Mason described as “Bo Diddley meets the James Bond theme.”