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It was a good time for name-dropping.

A video of Syd Barrett's first trip.
posted by Sebmojo on Oct 15, 2014 - 5 comments

The Big Spliff, Re-lit

After two decades of very little activity (with one notable exception), Pink Floyd has announced that a new album, titled The Endless River, will be released in November. Arriving in a variety of formats with the now-obligatory bonus tracks and multimedia content, The Endless River is based on material developed during writing and recording sessions for the group's last album, The Division Bell, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. [more inside]
posted by gern on Sep 22, 2014 - 98 comments

Free, streaming Detroit (style) hip-hop from DJ House Shoes and friends

While the name Michael “House Shoes” Buchanan remains unknown to most, he's been involved with the Detroit hip-hop community since '94, producing some beats for an (unreleased) EP by Elzhi in 1998, plus a few other projects in the 1990s, but he really started making noise in the 2000s, finally releasing his own album, Let It Go, in 2012, which he then offered as a free download in 2013. All the while, he's continued to act as "Detroit's Hip-Hop Ambassador to the World," promoting other up-and-coming acts through various channels, including his on-going series, "The Gift," in which he promotes new artists. [NOTE: NSFW lyrics throughout the music] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jun 1, 2014 - 4 comments

The best 143 songs of all time

Andrew Collins started a blog in July 2013 - Circles of Life: The 143 - he's about half way through now. [more inside]
posted by unliteral on May 21, 2014 - 32 comments

I've looked at Abbey Road from both sides now...

Flickr user Harvezt brings you The Dark Side of the Covers, which recreates 33 rock album covers as seen from the OPPPOSITE direction. Some of the covers are iconic, others are obscure, some of the interpretations are simple and obvious, others are creative and... interesting. (And some are NSFW, but then, some of the original covers were NSFW).
posted by oneswellfoop on Apr 15, 2014 - 15 comments

Ten UK album cover locations

Bob Egan identifies the locations of ten UK album covers [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Oct 9, 2013 - 31 comments

Tom Stoppard + Pink Floyd

Tom Stoppard's new play Darkside (free next 6 days) to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon. A fantastical story about fear, philosophy and madness interwoven with the lyrics and music of the album. Interview.
posted by stbalbach on Aug 27, 2013 - 21 comments

Snapshot in the family album

Pink Floyd's The Division Bell tour in 1994 was the highest-grossing tour in rock music history to that date, and featured spectacular special effects. For the first time since 1975, the band played the entirety of The Dark Side of the Moon in many of the tour's shows. On October 20, 1994 the concert at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre in London was filmed, and the subsequent documentary P•U•L•S•E: Live at Earls Court was released in 1995. Fullscreen. Widescreen. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jul 16, 2013 - 43 comments

Storm Thorgerson Has Died

Storm Thorgerson, famous graphic designer, has died of cancer age 69. As a member of Hipgnosis and later Storm Studios, Thorgerson created or assisted in creating some of the most iconic album covers in rock history. [more inside]
posted by Palindromedary on Apr 18, 2013 - 46 comments

Classic Albums, covering 3 decades of popular music

Classic Albums is a rock and pop documentary series, broadcast and on DVD, starting with The Making of Sgt. Pepper. There were 38 more albums covered, plus five more in the Netherlands... [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 1, 2013 - 33 comments

Synchronicities, from Dark Side of Oz/The Rainbow to Chaplin's Moustache

If Dark Side of Oz is too long and you found the Dark Side of Alice's Wonderland a stretch at best, or you like the older films like Nosferatu but an improvisational noise-art soundtrack isn't your cup of tea, you might enjoy Chaplin's Moustache, a blog with write-ups on old films, with re-scored clips interspersed for fun. Sadly, the blog is dormant and some of the videos have been taken down, so if you're looking for the videos, here's the YouTube channel with almost 150 video clips. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 27, 2013 - 13 comments

Dark sarcasm

[soundcloud] Classical piano take on Pink Floyd by The Royal Academy of Music Master’s Degree Graduate Aysedeniz Gokcin. -via-
posted by maggieb on Jan 22, 2013 - 23 comments

A Bizarre Collection of Antiques and Curios

Richard Wright & Pink Floyd - Keyboard, synthesizer & electronics equipment [pdf]. A comprehensive, detailed and readable analysis of the keyboards, synthesizers and assorted electronics used by Rick Wright, the other members of Pink Floyd and assorted studio and live accomplices. [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Dec 18, 2012 - 20 comments

Bee Gees and Pink Floyd. Who knew?

Stayin' Alive In The Wall In an attempt to distract myself from current events and tomorrow's election hilarity, I found this, which I now share with you.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies on Nov 5, 2012 - 66 comments

Thick as a Brick

As foretold by the prophets of Atlantis, before its destruction, a mortal (Dave Weigel of Slate) has come to reveal the true story of Prog Rock. [more inside]
posted by dortmunder on Aug 16, 2012 - 97 comments

Studio Legend: Alan Parsons on "Dark Side of the Moon"

Studio Legend: Alan Parsons on "Dark Side of the Moon"
posted by Ardiril on Mar 11, 2012 - 27 comments

Storm Thorgerson on A Foot in the Door

With the release of the Pink Floyd's remastered sampler collection A Foot in the Door, here is a new interview with album cover designer Storm Thorgerson. (Previously)
posted by The Deej on Dec 22, 2011 - 69 comments

A distant ship's smoke on the horizon

For only the second time since their breakup in 1985, the three surviving members of Pink Floyd shared a stage last night in London. Video, with the amazing reveal around 0:52. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on May 13, 2011 - 117 comments

Interstellar Overdrive

Tonite Let's All Make Love In London (1967) NSFW [more inside]
posted by Antidisestablishmentarianist on May 5, 2011 - 9 comments

Wot's... Uh the Deal?

Astronomy Domine
See Emily Play
Lucifer Sam
Matilda Mother
Flaming
Pow R. Toc H.
Take Up Thy Stethoscope and Walk
Interstellar Overdrive
The Gnome
Chapter 24
Scarecrow
Bike
[more inside]
posted by swift on Dec 13, 2010 - 61 comments

There should be laws against this.

Worst band ever butchers Pink Floyd. [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte on Dec 2, 2010 - 171 comments

No More Pigs

The hidden wonders of a British landmark. Long before Pink Floyd floated a pig above its 340ft chimneys, Battersea Power Station was an iconic landmark, described from the start as a 'temple of power': a brick cathedral to rank alongside St Paul's. Its four-pillared outline is as familiar as the building's sad decline since being decommissioned in 1983. After numerous failed redevelopment attempts from various owners, Battersea Power Station is now on the 'buildings at risk' register. Photographer Peter Dazeley set out to document the legendary building as part of a personal project. [via]
posted by netbros on Sep 27, 2010 - 32 comments

Hey, Ayatollah, leave those kids alone!

The Pink Floyd rock music classic "Another Brick in the Wall (pt. 2)" has been transformed by a Canadian band to reflect dissent young Iranians have for their government. Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters gave Blurred Vision permission to use the song. Proceeds will go to Amnesty International.
posted by gman on Aug 6, 2010 - 31 comments

8-bit Pink Floyd

The Dark Side of the Moon, arranged for the Nintendo Entertainment System
posted by Bugbread on Mar 31, 2010 - 68 comments

The Great Gig In The Sky

Interview with Clare Torry the singer in Pink Floyd's 'The Great Gig In The Sky' (youtube) [more inside]
posted by Lanark on Nov 17, 2009 - 41 comments

Pink Floyd, Buy 'N Large.

You've heard of Dark Side of the Rainbow? Now there's Another Brick in the Wall·E. So sorry about the quality of the video.
posted by litterateur on Jul 22, 2009 - 72 comments

Michelangelo Antonioni's "Zabriskie Point"

Pauline Kael called it "a huge, jerry-built, crumbling ruin of a movie". Roger Ebert called it "such a silly and stupid movie... our immediate reaction is pity". Few directors of Michelangelo Antonioni's stature have followed a film as acclaimed as Blowup (1966) with one as reviled as Zabriskie Point (1970). [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Jun 25, 2009 - 30 comments

and after all, we're only ordinary men

Pink Floyd keyboardist and founding member Rick Wright joins Syd Barret at the Great Gig in the Sky.
posted by swift on Sep 15, 2008 - 122 comments

Pigs can fly?

A Pig's Tale uncovers the history of one of rock's most famous flying props.
posted by msaleem on May 22, 2008 - 13 comments

Pink Floyd 1994 North American Tour Production Manual

The complete Pink Floyd 1994 North American Tour Production Manual - The extensive nuts and bolts of a two hour rock show. No detail left to chance - including the cleanliness of the catering crew's fingernails.
posted by davebush on Sep 5, 2007 - 59 comments

Another Brick in the Filter

Pink Floyd The Wall [more behind]
posted by Poolio on Jul 11, 2007 - 70 comments

Buy Syd Barrett's stuff!

Buy Syd Barrett's stuff! The estate of Syd Barrett is going up for auction on Wednesday. Some interesting items include several A4 note binders with Syd's handwritten notes, a pair of handpainted speaker boxes and a Pollock-esque handpainted stool.
posted by melorama on Nov 28, 2006 - 21 comments

Minimalist Dark Sides

Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon as a soundtrack to its album art. Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 (YouTube). For another painstakingly minimalist (though livelier) tribute, Kenny G's Intelligent Design show on WFMU recently featured Nick the Bard's a cappella rendition of the entire album. Playlist & link to audio archive here.
posted by treepour on Oct 12, 2006 - 26 comments

Dark Side of Oz

Most of us saw The Wizard of Oz when we were kids, and discovered Dark Side of the Moon in high school. At some point someone decided to combine the two, and we ended up with the Dark Side of Oz (or Dark Side of the Rainbow). To set this up at home, you needed to start the album just as the MGM lion roared for the third time. Or you could watch it on Turner Classic Movies (who showed the film synched with DSotM in 2000). And now you can watch it on Google Video, while it lasts. My favorite part is when Dorothy walks out into the colors of Oz just as the cash registers of Money kick in.
posted by Who_Am_I on Jul 15, 2006 - 74 comments

Shine On You Crazy Diamond

Syd Barrett passes on. Pink Floyd founder (paid tribute to by his former bandmates in "Shine On You Crazy Diamond) who had succumbed to mental illness passes away due to complications of diabetes. RIP.
posted by jonmc on Jul 11, 2006 - 208 comments

... which is to say to my mind, there is continuous repetition and propotionally they are a bit boring.

On May 14th, 1967, the new British pop group The Pink Floyd makes one of their first ever TV appearances. Despite a stellar performance of the song Astronomy Domine, the pretentious host of the show, Hans Keller, has nothing good to say about the band. During the interview (youtube, performance comes first, interview starts about 5:50 in. transcript here.), he chastises the band for their "continuous repetition", "terribly loud" volume, and their "proportionately a bit boring" sound.

However, it seems that all Hans' show will ever be remembered for is this single interview. Pink Floyd, on the other hand.. Well, we all know what happened to them. Syd Barrett, on the other hand, was not so lucky.
posted by Afroblanco on May 29, 2006 - 67 comments

My post-war dream comes true

Pink Floyd to reunite! The rumours have been proven correct. In a last minute decision, Roger, Dave, Richard, and Nick have put their differences aside and will re-form in support of Sir Bob's Live8 concerts. They have made this Floyd fan's year!
posted by lazywhinerkid on Jun 12, 2005 - 131 comments

Hipgnosis Album Art

The art of Hipgnosis defined the look of album covers during the 'classic rock' period. The first work of lead designer Storm Thorgerson was Pink Floyd's A Saucerful Of Secrets. Other familiar works include Led Zeppelin's Houses Of The Holy and Montrose's infamous Jump On It (marginally NSFW). I discovered these galleries while trying to pin down the identity of #3 in this week's entry of Stylus Magazine's Album Art Challenge. [via Owl-Stretching Time]
posted by mischief on Apr 6, 2005 - 15 comments

Pink Floyd and Indecency

Crap - now they FCC Thought Police are going after Pink Floyd. Is nothing sacred?! WNCX, a local Cleveland "Classic rock" station (who just happens to be the same station that airs The Howard Stern Show in the area) is unable to play Pink Floyd's "Money" because of the use of the word "bullshit" within the song. To be honest, until this was brought to my attention, I had completely overlooked that lyric in the song. But thanks to the FCC War Against Indency, I'm now fully aware of it! What other cases of 'indecency' would you have overlooked had the authorities not brought it to your attention?
posted by tgrundke on Mar 13, 2004 - 63 comments

Syd

Syd Barrett is still alive, surprisingly.
posted by pandaharma on Oct 5, 2002 - 28 comments

You may have heard of the Dark Side of the Rainbow, the synching of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon with The Wizard of Oz. But this isn't the only mystery that surrounds the band. The Publius Enigma is the story of an anonymous Usenet poster connected to the band in some way that claimed that The Division Bell album held a very tangible and real prize. Was it a cosmic mystery of an esoteric nature or just a gimmick to sell records?
posted by euphorb on Mar 28, 2002 - 26 comments

If you like Pink Floyd youll like the tribute site Echos .. it has 25 full-length "best of" songs with artwork, lyrics, videos, message board and anthologys. Combined with a nifty interface. Any other good Pink Floyd sites?
posted by stbalbach on Nov 17, 2001 - 17 comments

Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd to release a "Best of" collection, scheduled for November this year. November can't come soon enough.
posted by 120degrees on Apr 17, 2001 - 17 comments

Pink Floyd and the Wizard of Oz? "Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore."

Pink Floyd and the Wizard of Oz? "Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore." While no one involved with Pink Floyd has ever admitted to any link between the band's seminal 1973 album "Dark Side of the Moon" and the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz," urban legend purports that the album was conceived as an alternate soundtrack to the film.
posted by 120degrees on Jun 22, 2000 - 7 comments

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