Found on: Wish You Were Here (1975)
Picked by: RN
Wish You Were Here is about founding Pink Floyd member Syd Barrett, who left the band after a gradual breakdown brought on by pre-existing mental issues and drug use. Lacking the usual Floyd pretension, the song is grounded by memorable acoustic guitar riff and some honky-tonk piano. The fact that Barrett was quite alive at the time excludes it from being a tribute, but doesn't reduce its power.