September 16, 2008

The Great Gig In The Sky


Pink Floyd keyboard player Richard Wright passed away the other day at the age of 65. Fucking Cancer.

Pink Floyd is one of my favorite bands and all you punks who think I'm crazy should read the lyrics on albums like Dark Side Of The Moon and especially Animals.

Here's some live Floyd stuff showcasing Richard Wright's work. The video is the classic Echoes from the Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii film.



Toonage:

Pink Floyd - The Great Gig In The Sky (live 7-25-75 Los Angeles)
Pink Floyd - Careful With That Axe, Eugene (John Peel show 1968)
Pink Floyd - Saucerful Of Secrets (Live at Pompeii film + dialogue)
Pink Floyd - Sysphus Part 2

Bookage:

Saucerful of Secrets: The Pink Floyd Odyssey by Nicholas Schaffner

4 comments:

ib said...

I am heartened to read your positive reference to "Animals", nazz nomad. I love that LP too:

http://siblingshot.blogspot.com/search?q=animals+pink+floyd

and here:

http://siblingshot.blogspot.com/2008/08/pink-floyd-dogs.html

Cheers!

Jeff said...

Your post reminded me of John Lydon and his infamous "I Hate Pink Floyd" shirt. A bit of Googling gave me this:

http://www.johnlydon.com/times05.html


The unlikely quartet that made up the original Pistols was completed when Lydon was spotted wearing a Pink Floyd T-shirt that he had customised to read “I hate Pink Floyd”. It hardly sounds the stuff of revolution, but back in 1976, that sentence marked out the dividing line between generations. Lydon, it transpires, was having us on. “I never hated Pink Floyd. I was having a laugh. How could you hate Pink Floyd? That’s like saying, ‘Kill the fluffy bunnies.’ If you’re going to make me a monster, at least give me something really worth rebelling against. I’ve run into David Gilmour several times over the years, and he thinks it’s hilarious. He’s a great bloke.”

Peewit said...

You will have seen my comment on both siblingshot and raiding the vinyl archive. Just to add something new for a couple oy years I thought the band were called "Pfl inkoyd". Dark Side originally came with stickers which had been emblazoned over the lockers by older kids when we started secondary school in 1973. I didn't really hear the music until 1977 on the release of Animals which like Ib is my favourite album

Sugarmag said...

Hey Nazz, I love them too.