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(B-side, Ap­ples And Or­anges, 1967/from Relics, 1971)

Psych anomaly, ti­tle ir­rel­e­vant. “Try­ing to im­press but feel­ing rather empty” sings Rick Wright on his pretty psych-pop cu­rio about a bad night out, its chirpy, gim­micky swing­ing-Lon­don feel – which the lyric neatly skew­ers – go­ing some­where they’d never visit again. The pre­dom­i­nant E mi­nor chord im­parts the era’s sense of an­tic­i­pa­tion and pos­si­bil­ity, the re­frain “I opened the door to an empty room/Then I for­get” takes it back. The song’s ad­mis­sion of be­ing out of one’s depth might once have seemed ris­i­bly off-mes­sage but now seems poignantly can­did. JI

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