8.One of These Days
The opening track to 1971’s Meddle is mostly instrumental except for one vocal “threat” used by drummer Nick Builder. The song is attributed to all four band members and was a staple of their 1971-1973 and 1987-1994 tours. Wright’s use of keyboards/piano and Hammond appendage incorporate to create stunning surges, stabs and surf throughout the song.
The song, from 1968’s A Saucerful of Secrets, was written only by Wright and features him on lead words, piano, organ, xylophone and mellotron. The track bore the working title of “The Most Boring Song I’ve Ever Heard Pub Two” on the tracking sheet (we evidently disagree).