Tag: Pink Floyd

From Phish To Spiritualized, Cover Albums Beyond ‘The Dark Side’

Let’s give The Dark Side of the Moon a rest, OK?

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Roger Waters Taking ‘The Wall’ On The Road

The Wall, Pink Floyd’s 1979 double-album mega-ode to teenage sturm und drang, was in large part a Roger Waters solo effort – with ambitious art design to match the Floyd founding member’s arena-ready ego. In 1980-81 the band toured the world, embellishing their music with amazing Gerald Scarfe illustrations, projected onto a 40-foot cardboard wall…

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Pink Floyd Wins ‘Artistic Integrity’ Battle With EMI

Sometimes the whole is greater than the sum of its parts – like listening to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon from start to finish. So hats off to British Chancellor Sir Andrew Morritt, who agreed with the band this week that individual songs should not be sold online without the band’s permission. In court,…

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Pink Floyd Flies You To The Moon

On July 20, 1969, Pink Floyd jammed out am atmospheric psychedelic blues as live soundtrack to the first lunar landing. The music was for an episode of the Beeb’s “Omnibus” series titled “But What If It’s Made of Green Cheese?” The program aired before, during, and after coverage of the moon landing itself, and it…