Category Archives: Pink Floyd

David Gilmour’s Best Songs

As the primary architect of Pink Floyd’s sweeping signature sound, Dave Gilmour’s ever-distinctive vocal and guitar style is often mesmeric. The Press compiles 13 of his finest moments. We all know the story: When most bands would call it a … Continue reading

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Didn’t Know It Was A Cover | David Gilmour’s There’s No Way Out Of Here

While enjoying some much-needed respite from the claustrophobic Pink Floyd machine, David Gilmour summed up his fraught situation with one of his best solo efforts and the great ‘missing’ Floyd song: ‘There’s No Way Out of Here’ – but it … Continue reading

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Top 5 Songs – Andy Newmark

Andy Newmark’s prolific treasure trove of session work spans decades with some of the biggest names in the music business. The Press counts down the American drummer’s Top 5 Songs. The drummer impacts the music more than anyone else in … Continue reading

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Syd Barrett – Earl’s Court

Mick Rock captured these seminal shots of Pink Floyd founding member Syd Barrett outside his flat in Earl’s Court during the Madcap Sessions. The photos are some of the best the late-great legendary snapper shot, and considered to be Rock’s … Continue reading

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Pink Floyd – Animals Remix

Roger Waters updates Pink Floyd fans on the upcoming Animals box set and has taken a giant swipe at former bandmate Dave Gilmour in the process, labelling him nothing more than a “jolly good guitarist“. In a typical Waters style … Continue reading

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Pink Floyd | Madison Square Garden, 1977

In July 1977 Pink Floyd put in four sensational performances at the world famous Madison Square Garden in New York. The band were nearing the end of the long and gruelling Animals tour and inter-band relations were on the slide. … Continue reading

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More Album Cover Outtakes

Roxy Music – Siren (1975) South Stack, Anglesey, Wales. Supermodel Jerry Hall poses as a mermaid for the cover of their fifth studio album. Led Zeppelin – II (1969) The design was based on a photograph of a Division of … Continue reading

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Bowie’s Pin Ups

Two Hours Of ‘Original’ Songs David Bowie Covered In His Early Career. In a very special episode of Beat Orgy, RRR’s Steve Cross takes us through the original versions of the songs that David Bowie covered through his golden period … Continue reading

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More Album Cover Outtakes

Pink Floyd – A Saucerful of Secrets (1968) A Saucerful of Secrets was Pink Floyd’s second album and featured both Syd Barrett and David Gilmour as part of the band. The album cover was Storm Thorgerson and partner Aubrey Powell’s … Continue reading

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Pink Floyd – A Momentary Lapse of Reason

It was 32 years ago to the day that Pink Floyd released their thirteenth album A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987). It followed guitarist David Gilmour’s decision to include material recorded for his third solo album on a new Pink … Continue reading

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Roger Waters – Melbourne Concert

Back in the late-70s & early-80s the only exposure I had to Pink Floyd were lengthy listening sessions with a friend and his battered copy of Dark Side of the Moon, without fail the climactic Brain Damage/Eclipse finale would always give … Continue reading

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Pink Floyd – Animals (1977)

Once the recording sessions for the album Animals was complete, work began on its cover. Hipgnosis, designer of the band’s previous album covers, offered three ideas, one of which was a small child entering his parents’ bedroom to find them … Continue reading

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#21: Pink Floyd – A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987)

Pink Floyd internally fractured somewhere around 1973’s Dark Side of the Moon if not well before. Bassist Roger Waters’ pinpoint accuracy with a lyric and his conceptual genius, accompanied with Gilmour’s vocal and unmistakable guitar style, was executed magnificently on … Continue reading

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