To illustrate how seriously many of the post-British Invasion bands were approaching the rock idiom by April 1973, you need look no further than Pink Floyd‘s Dark Side of the Moon to see how this “progressive “ rock movement had matured with spectacular results, both artistically and commercially, confirmed by my guests David Gilmour, Roger […]
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Yet by 1982’s “Diver Down” , Van Halen had become a series of contradictions , and are equaled only by Pink Floyd as the longest-running soap opera in rock …(more)
The mid-Eighties was a most difficult time for the titans of rock’s Second Generation. The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and The Who were no longer recording, touring, and in some cases even SPEAKING together. Rock’n’roll was officially in full-blown midlife crisis …
Many of the post-British Invasion bands were approaching the rock idiom seriously by 1972, the peak year for this “progressive “ rock movement which had matured with spectacular results, both artistically and commercially. It was the result of a combination of new technology ( the Mellotron , which crudely emulated choral and orchestral sounds ) […]
Throughout his long illustrious career David Gilmour has often sung the thoughts and lyrical observations of others, whether interpreting a Roger Waters‘ second-person ruminations from over forty years ago on Pink Floyd‘s Wish You Were Here, or singing a verse which wife/ lyricist Polly Samson wrote last night. “It takes thought and it takes concentration,” […]
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Jethro Tull’s 1972 epic “Thick As a Brick” is the only album in music history to attain #1 sales on Billboard containing only one song…
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In 1976 when Tales of Mystery and Imagination was released, even working behind the scenes as a recording engineer with such world-changers as the Beatles and progressive rock titans Pink Floyd could actually land you a recording contract yourself. ” Basically he signed a blank tape,” Alan Parsons chuckles about 20th Century Records President Russ […]