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Pink Floyd: The Dark Side Of The Moon

Review by Loyd Grossman, Rolling Stone, May 1973

ONE OF BRITAIN'S most successful and long lived avant-garde rock bands, Pink Floyd emerged relatively unsullied from the mire of mid-'60s British psychedelic music as ...

Pink Floyd: Echoes – The Best Of

Review by Jim Irvin, MOJO, December 2001

GLOOMY BUGGERS, the Floyd. War, death, bitter childhood, alienation, indoctrination, madness, greed, vicious animal husbandry, imprisonment, old age and, inevitably, death. Hi ho, it's off ...

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Pink Floyd's Nick Mason and Rick Wright (1971)

Interview by Ted Alvy, KPPC-FM 106.7 Pasadena, October 1971

A splendid radio interview with Messrs. Mason and Wright in which they talk to DJ Ted Alvy about Meddle, the Zabriskie Point soundtrack, their quadraphonic p.a. system, and playing live. Originally broadcast on KPPC-FM Pasadena in October 1971.

File format: mp3 File size: 33.8mb Interview length: 36 minutes 52 seconds Sound quality: ****

Pink Floyd's David Gilmour and Nick Mason (1988)

Interview by Simon Witter, Rock's Backpages Audio, July 1988

Gilmour and Mason on just about everything – Syd Barrett etc. – but most rivetingly on the rancorous split with Roger Waters.

File format: mp3; file size: 57.9mb, interview length: 1h 03' 02" sound quality: ***

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Pink Floyd: They're all in the PINK!

Profile and Interview by Penny Valentine, Disc and Music Echo, April 1967

THE PINK Floyd burst on to the London club scene in a kaleidoscope of colours some months ago. Literally, because colour, shapes and light gave ...

The Great Pink Floyd Mystery

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, August 1967

AS THOUSANDS IN ballrooms and assorted hell-holes across the country are deafened and blinded nightly by the Pink Floyd, the well-known psychedelic group, thousands might ...

'We Feel Good' Say The Pink Floyd

Interview by Derek Boltwood, Record Mirror, October 1967

LITTLE DID Mike Leonard know, during the second half of the nineteen-forties, that the experiments he was making in a new art form he was ...

Pink Floyd: A Saucerful Of Secrets (Columbia)

Review by Miles, International Times, July 1968

THE FLOYD have developed a distinctive sound for themselves, the result of experiments with new 'electronic' techniques in live performance, however the result of most ...

Pink Floyd: Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, April 1969

PINK FLOYD'S Festival Hall concert on Monday was artistry in pop technology. ...

Now It's Pink Floyd Plus The London Phil

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, May 1969

CHRIS WELCH FINDS OUT WHAT BRITAIN'S TOP 'OVERGROUND' GROUP ARE PLANNING ...

Pink Floyd: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, July 1969

A SILENT, attentive crowd, joss sticks waving, a huge gong booming, and the Pink Floyd looning. It was strange inside the Royal Albert Hall, London, ...

Pink Floyd

Interview by uncredited writer, Beat Instrumental, January 1970

THE PINK FLOYD have been playing together for five years. During all this time there has been but one personnel change, when Syd Barrett was ...

Pink Floyd, Roy Harper, Edgar Broughton Band, Kevin Ayers & The Whole World, Formerly Fat Harry: Hyde Park, London

Live Review by Mark Plummer, Melody Maker, July 1970

Good music, bad vibes at free Hyde Park ...

An Interview With Pink Floyd

Interview by Mike Quigley, Georgia Straight, The, October 1970

This interview was conducted before Pink Floyd's first Vancouver concert in October of 1970. Despite a whopping hangover, I managed to struggle out to the ...

Pink Floyd: Relics

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, November 1971

I WAS IN Los Angeles this spring, when a friend dropped in to say, "Hey there's a new Pink Floyd album and it's all old ...

Pink Floyd: Electric Chaos, But Just Great

Report and Interview by Tony Stewart, NME, January 1972

Tony Stewart at the debut of Pink Floyd's new masterpiece. ...

Chuck Berry, Pink Floyd, Billy Preston, Slade: Locarno Ballroom, Coventry

Live Review by Tony Stewart, NME, February 1972

ONE OF THE MOST ADVENTUROUS BILLS EVER ...

Pink Floyd (part 1): 'Things Just Somehow Happen To Us — We Don't Plan'

Interview by Tony Stewart, NME, February 1972

SIX YEARS ago an evening with Pink Floyd resembled a riot, with bottles, glasses and verbal abuse being hurled in their direction. ...

Pink Floyd (part 2): Simple But Not Banal

Interview by Tony Stewart, NME, February 1972

LAST WEEK, NICK Mason talked at length about the evolution of Pink Floyd up to the Atom Heart Mother stage. The policy of the band ...

The Future Will Happen This Year: Space Rock

Overview by Greg Shaw, Phonograph Record, March 1973

RIGHT NOW we're gonna go back, way back, back before there was FM radio, quadrasonic sound, mellotrons, or any of the other futuristic trappings that ...

Pink Floyd: Dark Side Of The Moon (Harvest).

Review by Tony Stewart, NME, March 1973

SINCE THEIR performance of this work at the Brighton Dome last year, when, due to technical hitches, the piece fell apart half way through, the ...

Syd Barrett: The Genius Who Almost Was

Profile by Nick Kent, Creem, October 1973

IT WAS only a few months back that a friend told me he'd seen Syd Barrett drifting down Charing Cross Road, looking in guitar shops. ...

Pink Floyd/Soft Machine: Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, November 1973

PINK FLOYD and Soft Machine stunned fans with two sensational shows at London's Rainbow Theatre on Sunday night. It was a splendid evening of rock-co-operation, ...

A Nice Pair — The Pink Floyd LPs That Failed

Overview by Stephen Demorest, Circus, February 1974

They finally became stars on their ninth album, The Dark Side of the Moon, but they were first led around to the dark side of the psyche ...

Pink Floyd: Dark Side Of The Moon

Essay by Ian MacDonald, NME, February 1974

IF YOU'D played this to an average record-company executive at the beginning of '73 and told him it would become the year's best-selling rock LP ...

The Cracked Ballad of Syd Barrett

Profile and Interview by Nick Kent, NME, April 1974

The summer of '67 went up like a psychedelic mushroom-cloud – and some of the fall-out's still coming down. Brian Jones was casually snuffed out, ...

Pink Floyd: A Galactic Voyage

Report by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, November 1974

"WELL, we are here and you are here so let's get started," announced a slightly apprehensive but essentially laid back Roger Waters from the stage ...

Pink Floyd: Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Live Review by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, November 1974

"WELL, WE ARE here and you are here so let's get started," announced a slightly apprehensive but essentially laid back Roger Waters from the stage ...

Pink Floyd: All Wright Now!

Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, November 1974

IN THE current era, when groups and artists come and go with alarming regularity, the continuing success of the Pink Floyd is a peculiar state ...

Pink Floyd: Empire Pool, London

Report and Interview by Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, November 1974

GLC fuck-ups at Empire Pool ...

British Psychedelia: More Zits Than Hitz…

Guide by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, April 1975

It's dream-time in Compilationsville once again, amigos. This week CHARLES SHAAR MURRAY does his worst to induce EMI into issuing Volume Two in his discocartography ...

Pink Floyd: Vancouver, BC; Seattle WA; San Francisco CA

Live Review by David Rensin, Sounds, May 1975

Trapped on the Moon ...

Pink Floyd: Walters, Gilmour, Wright and Mason RIBA

Essay by Idris Walters, Let It Rock, September 1975

99. THERE ARE only three interesting things about Stevenage New Town. One is that there is a Museum there. (!) A Museum? Another is that ...

Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here (Columbia)

Review by Bud Scoppa, Phonograph Record, October 1975

Although Pink Floyd has always represented itself – through album graphics, song and album titles, and stage presentation – as working in the outer limits ...

Pink Floyd: More Gritty, Less Giddy

Report and Interview by Alan Betrock, Circus, October 1975

IT HAS BEEN over two-and-a-half years since the release of Pink Floyd's last album, Dark Side Of The Moon, and yet the hit LP is ...

Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here

Review by Mick Gold, Let It Rock, November 1975

TODAY’S LESSON is taken from the Book of Bowie, chapter 1984, side 2, track 4: ...

Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here

Review by Ben Edmonds, Rolling Stone, November 1975

WITHOUT PINK FLOYD we would not have the European sci-fi multitudes (Hawkwind, Can, Amon Duul II and all their little friends) to kick around. They ...

Pink Floyd: Games For May

Retrospective by Miles, NME, May 1976

TEN YEARS AGO THE PINK FLOYD were a semi formed idea in the mind of one SYD BARRETT. Nine years ago they were the darlings ...

Pink Floyd: Eyeless In The Galaxy

Live Review by Mick Farren, NME, March 1977

Depressed? Anxious? Hung-up, man? Don't just sit there, bozo – get out and make money out of it! FREEWHEELIN' FARREN winds up out on the ...

Pink Floyd: Madison Square Garden, NYC

Live Review by Miles, NME, July 1977

THE FLOYD sure picked a fine week to appear in New York. Not only was it the eve of July 4th, but also it was ...

Pink Floyd’s Heart Of Darkness: A Crash Course in Pig Latin

Overview by Ira Robbins, Creem, October 1977

IT DIDN'T SEEM like a bad idea at the time I accepted this assignment. Just because Pink Floyd hate the press and won't be interviewed ...

Syd Barrett: Careening Through Life...

Retrospective by Kris DiLorenzo, Trouser Press, February 1978

THE COLOR black is not a solitary real color. Nor is it the total absence of color. A black hole in space, in fact, is ...

Pink Floyd: But Is It Art?

Essay by Kris DiLorenzo, Trouser Press, May 1978

Pink Floyd.(pink floid), n., a highly-developed rock band with no mind-body split; played rock'n'roll in the 60s writing from a "psychedelic" viewpoint; still playing rock'n'roll ...

David Gilmour: Beginning A Second Decade As Lead Guitarist For Pink Floyd

Profile and Interview by Steven Rosen, Guitar Player, May 1979

DAVID GILMOUR has been playing guitar with Pink Floyd for 11 years now – about one-third of his life. And for more than a decade, ...

Pink Floyd: The Wall (Harvest)

Review by Ian Penman, NME, December 1979

FOREMEN OF the apocalypse Pink Floyd are still alive, four lost men in a popular music eclipse. ...

Pink Floyd: Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, February 1980

WELL IT figures, doesn't it? ...

Pink Floyd: Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Mark Leviton, BAM, March 1980

MONEY CAN'T buy you love, but it can buy you the most expensive, elaborately mounted rock show you've ever seen. As spectacle, there's no question ...

Pink Floyd: Floydian Analysis

Discography by Jim Green, Trouser Press, May 1980

PINK FLOYD is pretty weird. And not just the band, but the way they've been viewed by the rock world. ...

Pink Floyd: Live and All Pink On the Inside

Live Review by Dave DiMartino, Creem, June 1980

Pink Floyd: Nassau Coliseum, Long Island NY ...

Pink Floyd: The Wall, Earl's Court, London

Live Review by Nick Kent, NME, August 1980

Brick by Brick, Nick Kent demolishes Pink Floyd's The Wall at Earls Court ...

Pink Floyd: Earls Court, London

Live Review by Mark Cooper, Record Mirror, June 1981

PINK FLOYD'S The Wall is the ultimate rock concert, more a funeral than a celebration. ...

Syd Barrett: The Tragedy Of Floyd's Founding Genius

Retrospective by Tom Hibbert, History of Rock, The, 1983

Early in 1970, Melody Maker asked Roger Waters what he thought of The Madcap Laughs, the debut solo album by his erstwhile Pink Floyd colleague ...

Over The Wall And Into The Dumper: Pink Floyd's The Final Cut

Review by Richard Cook, NME, March 1983

LIKE THE poor damned Tommies that haunt his mind, Roger Waters' writing has been blown to hell. Although The Final Cut is "performed by Pink ...

Pink Floyd's Can I Have My Money Back? Post-Partum Parity

Report and Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, November 1984

6:30 PM (Apparently He Was Driving To Chicago) ...

Roger Waters: "...a rage for simple vengeance"

Report and Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, January 1987

After all those nights of psychedelic love and peace at the UFO and the Middle Earth in '67, Pink Floyd have ended up — like ...

Over The Wall: An interview with Roger Waters

Interview by Chris Salewicz, Q, August 1987

ROGER WATERS assumed leadership of the Pink Floyd in '68, turning them from a fringe festival attraction into the most popular touring group of the ...

Pink Floyd: A Momentary Lapse Of Reason

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, October 1987

I WRITE AS a person of definably bog-standard taste when it comes to the Floyd; each in their season, I liked 'See Emily Play', Dark ...

Roger Waters: Out of Troubled Waters

Profile and Interview by Mark Cooper, Guardian, The, November 1987

Roger Waters now finds himself in competition with his one-time colleagues in Pink Floyd – he doesn't like it but there are compensations. Mark Cooper ...

Pink Floyd: Inter-Planetary

Overview by David Sinclair, Q, April 1988

IF THERE IS ONE group for whom the enhanced audio medium of CD might have been invented, it is Pink Floyd. From its earliest days ...

Pink Floyd: A Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Interview by Simon Witter, NME, July 1988

No band has ever been simultaneously as popular and as hated as Pink Floyd. Their latest album, A Momentary Lapse of Reason, has spawned three ...

Lunching with the Elder Statesmen of Charity Rock: The Nordoff-Robbins Concert, Knebworth

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Times, The, July 1990

WHEN QUINCY JONES gathered together his USA For Africa superstars to record 'We are the World' five years ago, he pinned a sign outside the ...

Knebworth 90: The Billion Dollar Buskers

Live Review by Mat Snow, Q, August 1990

IN DAYS OF yore, the elders tell, the grassy slopes of Knebworth would resound to the pagan strains of Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers and ...

David Gilmour: The Rightful Heir?

Interview by Mat Snow, Q, September 1990

Twenty-five years ago he was just the hired hand. Then he became Syd Barrett's full-time replacement. By 1985, following group leader Roger Waters' traumatic exit, ...

Crazy Diamond: Syd Barrett & the Dawn of Pink Floyd, Mike Watkinson and Pete Anderson (Omnibus Press)

Book Review by Tom Hibbert, Q, February 1991

TWO EXCELLENT ways to become a sort of "cult" rock hero: 1) Be dead; 2) Be bonkers...Actually, come to think of it, the first option ...

Nicholas Schaffner: Saucerful Of Secrets: The Pink Floyd Odyssey

Book Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, July 1991

"THE SITUATION WAS GOING from mad to worse," writes Nicholas Schaffner as Syd Barrett goes AWOL inside his head yet again. ...

Storm Thorgerson: Daily Departures From Reality

Interview by Martin Aston, Q, December 1992

"I LIKE PICTURES that don't necessarily have an explanation off pat," Storm Thorgerson says of the beguiling, often outlandish record sleeves that cemented the ...

Syd Barrett

Retrospective by Mark Paytress, Record Collector, 1993

IN COMMON with Brian Wilson, Captain Beefheart and Phil Spector, Syd Barrett is a musician whose work is often overshadowed by the myths that surround ...

Pink Floyd: Shine On (EMI)

Review by Mat Snow, Q, January 1993

IT HAD to happen. Rock's back catalogue has been repackaged so often from so many angles that sooner or later the selling point would become ...

Pink Floyd: 25 Million Gloomy Punters Can't Be Wrong

Retrospective and Interview by Stuart Maconie, Q, April 1993

Right now, someone, somewhere on this planet is playing Dark Side Of The Moon. Released 20 years ago this month, its mixture of blues and ...

Pink Floyd: The Division Bell (EMI)

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, May 1994

WHAT PINK Floyd are telling the world in official communiques – and presumably telling themselves – is that their first new album since 1987's A ...

Pink Floyd: The Third Coming

Retrospective and Interview by Robert Sandall, MOJO, May 1994

Three decades and 140 million albums later, the sheer familiarity of the Pink Floyd phenomenon obscures the strangeness of it all. Unlike any of their ...

Pink Floyd: The Division Bell; Syd Barrett: Crazy Diamond

Review by Tom Graves, Rolling Stone, June 1994

IS THIS still really Pink Floyd? That seems to be the question, as it has been since Roger Waters left the band in 1985 to ...

Pink Floyd: Earl's Court Exhibition Centre, London

Live Review by Cliff Jones, MOJO, December 1994

WE'RE THREE minutes in and the family in front of me (mother, father and two smaller facsimile editions thereof, dressed identically in Division Bell T-shirts) ...

Eyewitness: The 14-Hour Technicolor Dream, April 29, 1967, Alexandra Palace, North London

Retrospective by Johnny Black, Q, June 1995

Pink Floyd, The Soft Machine, The Move... Some of Swinging London's swingiest played at the legendary International Times benefit at Alexandra Palace. Johnny Black rounds up a ...

Pink Floyd

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, MOJO, July 1995

At first it was barely a string of fairy lights. Then it was something called an Azimuth Converter. And then a giant screen, a Spitfire, ...

The Crazy Diamond: Syd Barrett

Retrospective by Cliff Jones, MOJO, September 1996

He was Pink Floyd’s astral voyager who went too far, the star-child of psychedelia who never returned from his journey to inner space. Nearly 30 ...

Alexandra Palace 1967: Syd Barrett Wasn’t Feeling At All Well...

Retrospective by Fred Dellar, MOJO, April 1997

He was seeing things that others only eyed in kaleidoscopes. But he was aware that Roger Waters was dragging him on-stage; dawn was breaking and ...

Pink Floyd: David Gilmour Could Tell His Friends Were Having Problems…

Retrospective and Interview by Johnny Black, MOJO, August 1997

GILMOUR, GUITARIST for the locally popular Cambridge band Joker's Wild, was in London during May 1967. Knowing that fellow Cambridge outfit Pink Floyd were recording ...

Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon

Retrospective and Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, MOJO, March 1998

Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon, aged 25 on March 23, is one of the great monuments of rock history – as overwhelming aesthetically ...

Julian Palacios: Lost In The Woods

Book Review by Gavin Martin, Uncut, July 1998

POSSIBLY THE most quixotically gifted musician of his generation, Roger Syd Barrett – son of the Cambridge flatlands and short-lived London underground starchild – is ...

Pink Floyd: The Story of The Wall

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, December 1999

ON JUNE 16 THIS YEAR Rick Wright finally did what every therapist advises: confronted his Nemesis. "I think I'm the only one who's actually seen ...

Pink Floyd

Retrospective and Interview by Johnny Black, MOJO, November 2001

IT CAN ONLY HAVE BEEN WITH A certain sense of foreboding that Dave Gilmour officially joined Pink Floyd on the first day of January 1968. ...

Pink Floyd: Echoes: The Best Of Pink Floyd

Review by Ian MacDonald, Uncut, January 2002

Long-awaited greatest hits package from English progressive legends ...

Roger Waters: Off The Wall

Interview by Johnny Black, MOJO, March 2003

To some, Roger Waters is the reactionary ogre who destroyed Pink Floyd. To many others, he's one of the few truly intelligent voices in rock ...

David Gilmour: The Record Collector Interview

Interview by Daryl Easlea, Record Collector, May 2003

ROCK HISTORIANS have a problem with David Gilmour because he is, well, so very balanced. Displaying little of the madness or angst of Pink Floyd's ...

Pink Floyd: The Making of The Final Cut

Retrospective and Interview by Carol Clerk, Uncut, June 2003

AT THE end of 1979, when Pink Floyd released The Wall, they were at the height of their fame and glory. A double album, it ...

The Making of Dark Side Of The Moon

Retrospective and Interview by Carol Clerk, Uncut, June 2003

ROGER WATERS (BASS, VOCALS, VCS3, TAPE EFFECTS, LYRICS) ...

No One Knew What They Looked Like: Pink Floyd and the Press

Retrospective by Chris Charlesworth, Q, 2004

THE BOX ARRIVED in Melody Maker’s offices in December 1970, just in time for Christmas, addressed to Michael Watts. It was a sturdily constructed hardwood ...

Life After Roger: Pink Floyd

Retrospective and Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, September 2004

UNTIL AUTUMN 1986, Pink Floyd was the invisible band. Their fame and fortune huge, their individual members anonymous. The arrangement always looked a perfect fit ...

The Top 10 Psychedelic Moments in Rock

Comment by Lenny Kaye, Harp, May 2005

Mind expansion. The walls are breathing. Herewith, a personal list of a trip into the whirlpool of creation. ...

David Gilmour: And This Is Me...

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, MOJO, April 2006

STRINGS SHIMMER, a bowed double-bass growls, a saxophone sighs. Heads bowed before the sound desk, David Gilmour and his two engineers listen. Again and again ...

Syd Barrett: Shine On You Crazy Diamond

Obituary by Nick Kent, Guardian, The, July 2006

Syd Barrett, the most famous recluse in rock, is dead. It would be easy to mourn the founder of Pink Floyd as a casualty of ...

Syd Barrett

Obituary by Rob Chapman, MOJO, September 2006

This is the full version of a piece that appeared in Mojo, September 2006 ...

Pink Floyd: Atom Heart Mother Redux

Report by Jim Irvin, Word, The, August 2008

IN JUNE 1984, Pink Floyd's Roger Waters, unequivocal as always, told Richard Skinner on Radio 1: "If somebody said to me now: 'Right...here's a million ...

Pink Floyd: See You On The Dark Side Of The Moon

Retrospective by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, August 2008

THE STATISTICS, as Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason puts it, "make staggering reading." ...

Richard Wright

Obituary by Adam Sweeting, Guardian, The, September 2008

Keyboard player and founder member of Pink Floyd ...

Vinyl Icon: Pink Floyd's The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn

Retrospective by Johnny Black, Hi-Fi News & Record Review, September 2010

IT'S WRIT large in pop history that The Beatles spent the spring of 1967 recording their classic Sgt Pepper album in EMI's Abbey Road Studio ...

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