Tag Archives: Pink Floyd

Algiers’ Enigmatic New Album Looks at Current Day Perils Through a Glass, Darkly

Source: New York Music Daily

Algiers are one of the world’s most individualistic, relevant bands. Their 2014 debut album was a grim, confrontational mashup of oldschool soul, new wave and postrock, with a fiery populist, anti-racist sensibility. Their latest release, The Underside of Power – streaming at Spotify – is more Sandinista than London Calling . It’s a jaggedly interconnected suits that owes as much to the 80s film scores of Brad Fiedel and RZA’s lavish 90s Wu-Tang Clan sample collages than it does to rock or soul music. Informed by the Black Lives Matter movement, hip-hop, oldschool gospel and Albert Camus, it demands repeated ...

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new Pink Floyd ‘Dark Side’ era memoir on the way

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Packed with rare and unseen pics and unbelievably intimate commentary on the state of Floyd at such a pivotal time in their career, the book follows journeys with Roger and Pink Floyd in 1974 and 1975, first with Roger in Greece, and then on the band’s Dark Side of the Moon tour.

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Michael Stipe “stands with” Radiohead playing Israel (Roger Waters still doesn’t)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The R.E.M. frontman says: “I stand with Radiohead and their decision to perform. Let’s hope a dialogue continues, helping to bring the occupation to an end and lead to a peaceful solution.”

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Monterey Pop screenings, photo exhibit & more Summer of Love stuff

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Catch the restored documentary in a theater near you, head to Morrison Hotel Gallery to check out a photo exhibit, and read a recap of a recent Q&A with D.A. Pennebaker. Also: watch Michelle Phillips play “California Dreamin'” at Monterey Pop 50 with The Head and the Heart.

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1967’s best rock bands still touring (The Who, Dead, Beatles, Clapton, Floyd, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

A companion guide to our list of the 50 Best Psychedelic Rock Albums of the Summer of Love. Catch one of the many great artists still playing clubs and stadiums in 2017….

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Roger Waters began two-night stand at LA’s Staples Center (pics, videos)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Roger Waters is currently on his “Us+Them” Tour in support of his new solo album, Is This the Life We Really Want. Last night’s LA show included songs from that album, Pink Floyd classics, and tons of anti-Trump imagery…

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The 50 best psychedelic rock albums of the Summer of Love

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Monterey Pop Fest and the Summer of Love, here are the 50 best psychedelic rock records of 1967, from Jefferson Airplane to Love to the Bee Gees to Pink Floyd to Donovan, and yes, The Beatles.

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Roger Waters: Is This the Life We Really Want?

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Roger Waters: Is This the Life We Really Want?

It has taken nearly a quarter of a century for Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters to give us Is This the Life We Really Want? Was it worth the wait?

“When We Were Young,” a layered spoken piece opens into the sardonic “Déjà Vu” revealing an acoustic/piano/orchestra mix reminiscent of Waters’ last Floyd album, The Final Cut.

“Picture That,” is the first real rocker, trading strings for swirling synth leads, with flumping bass and drummer, Joey Waronker’s laid back beat. The title track begins with a Trump “I ...

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June 12 in Music History: The Supremes make history, Teddy Pendergrass releases his debut solo album

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June 12 in Music History: The Supremes make history, Teddy Pendergrass releases his debut solo album
1959 – Chuck Berry releases his third studio album, Chuck Berry Is On Top.

1963 – The Beach Boys record “Surfer Girl” and “Little Deuce Coupe.”
1964 – The Zombies record “She’s Not There.”
1965 – The Supremes become the first group to score a fifth consecutive US #1 single when “Back In My Arms Again” goes to the top of the charts.
1966 – Pink Floyd’s future co-manager Peter Jenner sees the band perform for the first time at The Marquee Club in London.The band goes on to sign a contract with Jenner and Andrew King on October ...

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Roger Waters’ new LP ‘Is This the Life We Really Want’: a review by Pink Floyd’s biggest fan

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

“If this were to end up the final Roger Waters album, it would not only serve as a blazing final word, but with its nods to his past musical exploits, it’d wrap up his recorded career perfectly.”

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Roger Waters’ “US+Them” tour underway (pics ++ setlists from Kansas City & Louisville)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Roger Waters’ new tour is a spectacle of sight and sound (and nearly 20 Pink Floyd songs), with a band includes Jess & Holly of Lucius, Jonathan Wilson, and Beck drummer Joey Waronker. The tour hits the East Coast this fall.

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Record Store Day announces list of 2017 exclusive titles

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The 2017 list includes releases from The War on Drugs, Pink Floyd, Andre 3000, Animal Collective, Big Star, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Creation, The Cure, David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, The Grateful Dead, Iggy Pop, Julian Cope, Robert Johnson, and more.

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Download the audio for Pink Floyd’s flawless performance at The Spectrum in 1973

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Download the audio for Pink Floyd’s flawless performance at The Spectrum in 1973The Dark Side of the Moon is  Pink Floyd’s greatest commercial success. This is the LP with the famous cover art of light refracting through a triangular prism, an image so iconic it is almost universally recognizable due to the massive reach of the album. The record focused on correlating themes of mental health, greed, death and conflict, among others. These were topics that had been previously explored by the psych-rockers, but were never incorporated in such a direct manner as was used in this 1973 release.

On this day 44 years ago, these British rock revolutionaries played a show at The Spectrum ...

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First-Class Tunesmithing from Pastoral Jazz Guitar Great Cameron Mizell

Source: New York Music Daily

Cameron Mizell is the great pastoral jazz guitarist not named Bill Frisell. Like Frisell, he has a laser sense for a catchy hook, a spacious approach to melody, a fondness for the unconventional and a flair for the lurid that occasionally bares its fangs from deep in the shadows. Mizell’s latest album Negative Space – streaming at Destiny Records – is a trio effort with multi-keyboardist Brad Whiteley and drummer Kenneth Salters. Mizell is playing the small room at the Rockwood on March 13 at 7 PM.

The album’s opening miniature sets the stage, a brief, resonant Frisell-style tone ...

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Brit Floyd touring, playing Radio City Music Hall (dates ++ win tix)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

In 2016, prodigious Pink Floyd covers act Brit Floyd delivered their ambitious Space and Time CONTINUUM North American tour to a whopping 76-dates and astounded audiences with an aural and visual experience that could only be rivaled by Pink Floyd themselves…

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Feb 27 in Music History: Janis Joplin’s Pearl hits #1, PJ Harvey releases To Bring You My Love

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Feb 27 in Music History: Janis Joplin’s Pearl hits #1, PJ Harvey releases To Bring You My Love

 

1967 – Pink Floyd record their first single, “Arnold Layne.”

1971 – Five months after her death, Janis Joplin starts a nine-week run at #1 on the US album chart with Pearl. “Buried Alive in the Blues” remains an instrumental as she died before adding her vocals.

 

1984 – The Jacksons’ Pepsi commercial premieres on MTV.

 

1995 – PJ Harvey releases her first solo album, To Bring You My Love.

 

2000The Beach Boys: An American Family TV mini-series begin airing on ABC.

 

 

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Feb 21 in Music History: Pink Floyd and the Beatles record side by side

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Pink Floyd A Piper at the Gates of Dawn

 

1958 – The first Gibson Flying V guitar is shipped from a factory in Kalamazoo, MI.

 

1964 – New York band The Echoes recruits a new, young, then-unknown piano player named Billy Joel.

 

1967 – Pink Floyd start the first sessions on their debut album The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn at the EMI Studios in St. John’s Wood, London. While working on the song “Matilda Mother” with former Beatles engineer Norman Smith, The Beatles themselves are working in the studio next door, recording “Fixing A Hole” for their Sgt. Pepper album. Micky Dolenz from The ...

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Jan 26 in Music History: John Lennon writes & records “Instant Karma,” Simon and Garfunkel release Bridge Over Troubled Water

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Jan 26 in Music History: John Lennon writes & records “Instant Karma,” Simon and Garfunkel release Bridge Over Troubled Water
1934 – Formerly home to burlesque shows, The Apollo Theater in Harlem becomes a music venue.

1956 – At Decca Records’ Nashville studios, Buddy Holly makes his first official recording at Decca Records’ Nashville studios. He lays down his debut single, “Blue Days, Black Nights.”
1966 – When Paul Jones of Manfred Mann falls ill, The Animals’ Eric Burdon covers vocal duties at this evening’s concert at the Marquee in London.
1968 – Pink Floyd play their first gig without Syd Barrett at Southampton University. They are supported by Tyrannosaurus Rex, later to be renamed T Rex.
1970 – John ...

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Jan 18 in Music History: The Beatles make their US chart debut, Pink Floyd begins recording Dark Side Of The Moon

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Jan 18 in Music History: The Beatles make their US chart debut, Pink Floyd begins recording Dark Side Of The Moon
1939 – Louis Armstrong records “Jeepers Creepers.”

1964 – The Beatles make their US chart debut when “I Want To Hold Your Hand” enters the chart at #45 just ten days after its release, making it the fastest-breaking and the fastest selling single in Capitol Records history. It goes on to spend seven weeks at the top of the chart.
1965 – Paul Simon drops out of law school to pursue music full-time.
1969 – Former Beatles drummer Pete Best wins a defamation suit against his former bandmates. He sued them over remarks Ringo made in an interview implying that ...

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Jan 17 in Music History: Dave Mason records the trumpet on “Penny Lane,” David Bowie gets his first #1 album in the US

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Jan 17 in Music History: Dave Mason records the trumpet on “Penny Lane,” David Bowie gets his first #1 album in the US
1965 – The Rolling Stones record “The Last Time” and “Play With Fire.”

1967 – London’s Daily Mail newspaper carries an article about potholes in Blackburn, Lancashire, inspiring John Lennon to mention it in “A Day In The Life.” That same day, a 40-year-old David Mason records the piccolo trumpet solo for The Beatles’ “Penny Lane” at Abbey Road Studios in London. He was paid £27 ($42) for his performance.

1969 – Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts publishes his book, Ode to a High Flying Bird. The book is a tribute to Charlie Parker.

1979 – Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou ...

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Klaus Kinski’s top 10 sonic salves of 2016

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

“At the end of the day, if you are looking for contemporary suggestions, I’m probably the last person you should ask. But I listen to music. I love the music I love. Here are 10 sonic elements that kept me going through 2016 (though, only a few are actually from 2016).” – Klaus.

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