Each album was career defining for the bands. Is one better than the other? No. It is just personal choice. These two albums are among the biggest sellers of the 1970s and are near the top of the greatest albums of all-time. I’m just telling you this in case you were in a coma back … More Dark Side of the Moon or Led Zeppelin IV?
Although Meddle was not the album that immediately preceded Dark Side of the Moon, it set the stage for the experimentation and ethereal soundscapes that evolved into Dark Side. It was Obscured By Clouds, a soundtrack for the film of the same name, released in 1972, that fit between Meddle and Dark Side. Why is … More Pink Floyd: Meddle (1971)
It’s fun to look back at an album and discuss where it lands in the group’s musical legacy. For this, the group is Pink Floy and the album is The Division Bell. Of course, we need to give it some context. I’m all about context, and the Pink Floyd story reads like a grocery store … More The Division Bell (1994): Pink Floyd
An exciting genre of music enjoyed a tremendous popularity from the late 1960’s through the 1970’s, but even stalwarts like Genesis, Yes, King Crimson, ELP, Jethro Tull, Moody Blues and Renaissance either changed their style or broke up. Progressive rock didn’t die, it soldiered on but with less popularity as waves of new musical style … More Progressive Rock: Coming in for a Landing
Richard Wright, or Rick Wright as he was sometimes known, didn’t write or sing many Pink Floyd songs, but his keyboards were the cornerstone of the band’s sound. Wright’s gentle and poetic textures were just as effective as a towering wall of sound. His career in Pink Floyd was an interesting one. Rick Wright died … More Richard Wright: A Gentle Soul