Listening to this interview, one of the last ever with the late gentle and fragile original Pink Floyd keyboard player Richard Wright, you would have no indication of the circumstances under which we had this conversation. In mid-March 1994 I had been driven to a decommissioned Air Force base in the California desert at dusk, where […]
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The late original Pink Floyd keyboard player Rick Wright was born July 28th.
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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In memoriam: Echoes In the Studio, pt 2.
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…
Paul McCartney returns for “Flowers in the Dirt” In the Studio #1500 with Redbeard !