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This day back in 1968, David Gilmour joined Pink Floyd.
Before Gilmour, their primary leader/songwriter was Syd Barrett. Syd became heavily involved in drugs (especially LSD) and the band at this time was contemplating his exit, which would come in March. At stage peformances, Syd would be so out of it that he would just stand there not even trying to mime his actions on guitar or anything. When Gilmour and Syd were both in the band, Gilmour had to learn Syd's parts to play in case Syd "zoned out" in the middle of the show.
Now I have two questions for any PF fans out there...
1) The Dark Side of the Moon was and is an epic record. Enough said. Do you remember your experience of hearing it all the way through for the first time? I remember I listened to it with headphones on because on songs like "On the Run", it was very cool listening to footsteps move in and out of your ears. The lyrics throughout are absolutely oustanding. It was just an awesome experience. I was watching a documentary on the making of the record, and David Gilmour said something along the lines of him being a little sad that he would never have the experience of listening to it for the first time all the way through.
2) Has anybody seen the Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular? I got a chance to see it this past December, and it was pretty cool. They played TDSOTM all the way through, then played hits from The Wall and Wish You Were Here. Even a song or two after Waters had left the group. It was a pretty psychadelic experience and since I don't do drugs and didn't "enhance my viewing" myself, I had to wear these 3D glasses.
The lights and lasers were pretty cool, but I just really enjoyed being able to sit in a theater with a great sound system and listen to the music.
It's as close as we're ever going to get to a PF show nowadays, since they just lost a member and David Gilmour & Roger Waters don't seem to be wanting to collaborate anytime soon.
On a side note, I highly recommend everyone getting David Gilmour's latest album called On an Island. It's great.
There's also a DVD/Bluray out there called "Remember That Night" with David Gilmour from a couple of years ago. It has Richard Wright playing keyboards - his last recorded performance. Also Crosby and Nash pop up to backup sing, as well as David Bowie on "Comfortably Numb" -- if you want to impress your friends with your sound system, buy it on Bluray. It's unbelieveably amazing. The audio and video quality is just AWESOME. And David Gilmour is still as amazing as he was back in the day
Here's a clip from the DVD:
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I'm a college student who grew up two decades too late and missed out on some fantastic music. I relive those years through this blog, by talking about anything and everything rock music related from the '60s, '70s, and '80s-- with some of "today's" music thrown in for good measure. Enjoy!
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