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Album Mini-review: David Gilmour — Rattle That Lock

File Next to: Pink Floyd, The Orb One of the knocks – fair or not – on Pink Floyd‘s pair of post-Roger Waters albums (1987’s A Momentary Lapse of Reason and 1994’s The Division Bell) is that leader David Gilmour tried too hard to make them sound like the group’s classic-era material (Obscured by Clouds

Preview: Led Zeppelin 2

I grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. My dad was transferred there in February 1972 when I was in grade school, and I lived in and around Atlanta until 2000. Although the American south has never really been a major concert destination for rock acts, Atlanta was – even then – big enough

A Thanksgiving Feast of Mini-reviews

Customarily, I take Thanksgiving Day off from posting to the blog (it’s one of very few days in which I do that). In fact I generally write the pieces days in advance, so trust me: I am taking today off with family. But for anyone who tunes in today or after, I present a few

Concert Preview: Welcome (Back) to The Machine

New York-based Pink Floyd tribute band The Machine have long made Asheville NC’s Orange Peel the first or an early stop on their annual winter tour itinerary. The group routinely attracts a packed crowd to the venue for its sound and vision spectacular, a live recreation of the music of one of rock’s best-loved and

A Look Back at Pink Floyd’s “Point Me at the Sky”

Released 45 years ago yesterday (and recorded in a single day a mere six weeks earlier), Pink Floyd‘s “Point Me at the Sky” is characterized (by Wikipedia) as “the least readily available of all officially released Pink Floyd recordings. Though it was an a-side, its flip – “Careful With That Axe, Eugene” is infinitely more

DVD Review: Going Underground

Sir Paul McCartney had no role in the making of Going Underground: Paul McCartney, the Beatles and the UK Counter Culture. But to the extent he even knows about it, he must surely approve. As he might say, he’s probably “well chuffed” about it. Extending to feature film length the argument that official Macca biographer

Album Review: Various Artists – The Dutch Woodstock (CD+DVD)

I’m a hardcore Pink Floyd fanatic. Yeah, one of those lot who insists that the stuff they did before The Dark Side of the Moon is filled with untold riches. The sort who (allegedly) has over 200 lossless audio documents of Floyd concerts, some dating back to the Syd Barrett era (though you can’t hear

Concert Review: The Machine, 10 Jan 2013 Asheville NC

My firsthand experience with tribute bands is quite limited; in general, the concept doesn’t do a lot for me. While there are quite a few acts touring (quite successfully, I should note) the works of more famous bands, many of them base their stage act on the visual style and cues of the band being

The Machine: A Living, Breathing Thing

The Machine are a four-piece band based in New York and dedicated to bringing the music of Pink Floyd to concert audiences. Since the last Pink Floyd concert (not counting the brief Live 8 reunion gig) was in October 1994, bands like The Machine are one of only a precious few ways to get a

Pink Floyd: A Critical Essay

Pink Floyd Discography Piper at the Gates of Dawn (Tower) 1967 A Saucerful of Secrets (Tower) 1968 More (Tower) 1969 Ummagumma (Harvest) 1969 “Zabriskie Point” Soundtrack (MGM/Rhino Movie Music) 1970/1997 Atom Heart Mother (Harvest) 1970 Meddle (Harvest) 1971 Relics (Harvest) 1971 Obscured by Clouds (Harvest) 1972 Dark Side of the Moon (Harvest) 1973 A Nice