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 …
This was my second interview with Parsons, the producer/engineer/electronic composer, the first occurring a decade earlier and specifically focused on the Alan Parson Project’s breakthrough 1977 album I Robot, their second . This time we would cover the three million-sellers that followed between 1978 and 1982, Pyramid, The Turn of a Friendly Card, and Eye in the Sky. Parsons was at the time releasing the album A Valid Path, the summation of a divorce, a move from his native England to Southern California, remarrying, & building his own recording studio, where this interview was done.
It is the fifth anniversary of Deep Purple’s impressive, muscular “comeback” album “Now What?!” April 26, 2013, and DP’s Roger Glover joins Redbeard In the Studio.
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,” […]
Redbeard rocks the solar eclipse with this custom playlist!
In memoriam: Echoes In the Studio, pt 2.