pink floyd Archive

Five Pink Floyd Songs on the Road to ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’

Back in June, I launched a new feature series on the online version of Goldmine Magazine. Calling it “Take 5,” I took the opportunity to dig into some trivia, share some fun historical tidbits, and showcase some often overlooked music.  About two months after each of those runs, I archive them here on Musoscribe. Here’s

30 Days Out, June 2022 #2: George Clinton, Imij of Soul, Vision Video, Pinkest Floyd

Two tribute bands helping audiences relive the old days in style, one giant of funk, and a new band applying a modern spin to a beloved subgenre. Those are the highlights of the coming 30 days in Asheville live music, a calendar featuring a heady mix of local, regional and international talent. Event: George Clinton

Music to Your Ears: Pink Floyd’s ‘Obscured by Clouds’

NOTE: This is a live, in-person event and it won’t be live streamed, so it’s primarily of interest to those in or near Asheville NC.) New monthly discussion series takes a deep dive into important records, artists and movements in music. Hosted by the Asheville Guitar Bar, a new discussion series provides deeper understanding and

Shining On with Interstellar Echoes

While the music world is filled with singer-songwriters – artists who write their own material and record and perform it for audiences – there’s a long and proud tradition of interpreting the work of others. Cover bands are a regular fixture at intimate and large music venues alike; they bring the music of popular artists

Musoscribe’s Best of 2021: Reissues and Archival Releases

An impressive batch of reissue, archival and otherwise historic releases has characterized 2021. Even with so many choices, I was able to narrow my own Musoscribe’s Best of 2021 down to five selections. All are recommended in the most enthusiastic terms. In no particular order, here they are: The Rubinoos – The CBS Tapes These

Album Review: Various Artists — Still Wish You Were Here

My standard disclaimer where tribute albums are concerned is that the concept if dodgy on its face, and that it rarely succeeds. But for every rule here is an exception, and I’m holding in my hands the most recent example thereof. Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here is a monumental album, one best not messed

Album Review: Pink Floyd – Delicate Sound of Thunder (2020 expanded reissue)

Twenty-two years after its initial release, it’s worth considering just how remarkable an album Pink Floyd’s Delicate Sound of Thunder was in 1988. Though Pink Floyd had released 13 albums, their catalog consisted almost completely of studio material. Only half of 1969’s double-LP Ummagumma showcased the band live in concert. So for fans who wanted

Book Review: Barrett: The Definitive Visual Companion

There have been quite a few books written about Syd Barrett. Some have emphasized the more lurid and sensational aspects of his story, including his drug use, mental illness, dismissal from the band he founded, and somewhat hermit-like post-Pink Floyd existence. Others have shone a light on his music. But few have delved with insight

Pink Floyd’s ‘Atom Heart Mother’ at 50

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Atom Heart Mother, the fifth album from Pink Floyd. In this edited excerpt from my book, Reinventing Pink Floyd: From Syd Barrett to The Dark Side of the Moon, I discuss the making of the album’s epic title track with Pink Floyd’s collaborator, Ron Geesin.

Album Review: Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets — Live at the Roundhouse

In the 21st century, it’s not a bit unusual for well-known and celebrated music artists to tour o nthe strength of material they recorded and released a half century ago. As fine as 2019’s Who might be as an album, few bought concert tickets with a goal of hearing material from it, Endless Wire or