"the madcap laughed, he knew the score ..."can be found. This song has been released on the Yin album by Fish.
"I'd never seen anything like it. They were truly great; really impressive. I was absolutely amazed."
"I get really annoyed at the way I've been set up as a Roger Waters-type character ..."
"Punting on the Cam can be fun"
"Simple Minds used to play Genesis and Floyd. But you'll never catch Jimbo (Jim Kerr) talking about that."
"Social comment, great ! But Animals was social comment in three- syllable words, rather than one-syllable guttural screams ... The Final Cut is so political, blatantly political. Roger Waters is a punk ! He wrote The Wall because he realised what was happening around 1974/75 both to himself as an individual and to the Floyd as a machine. Now we know what to watch out for. The Wall to us is a blueprint."
"After Genesis and ELO, I got into Pink Floyd. Meddle and Dark Side of the Moon were the first two Floyd albums I bought ... I missed the significance of pop in the early 70's because I was too busy getting deep and meaningful with my Genesis, Floyd and Van Der Graaf Generator albums."
"Some bands managed to ride the storm: Floyd survived, Yes didn't ..."
"What I find really disgusting is that the most powerful comment on the Falklands, Pink Floyd's The Final Cut, didn't reach as many people as it should have. You know why ? Because everybody was told it was sooo unhip to like anything by the Floyd."
"When The Wall came out, I used to play the whole album four times a night. I'd sit and analyse it, and that pulled me out of my depression and pushed me into the musical side."
"When I'm really pissed up, once I start talking about Dark Side of the Moon, just walk away !"
"I'm not involved in the pure Holiday Inn Roger Waters The Wall syndrome ... I insist on putting two feet out there."
"There are a lot of undeclared concept albums, where only the fans really know what the concept is. I owned Dark Side of the Moon for years before I realised what Roger Waters was going on about. The album is a tour with a rock band, from start to finish."
"It's nice and positive. I've always loved Roger Waters' stuff, ever since the early days. He's very underrated as a lyricist; his subject matters and things he deals with. Also, we did interviews with Jim Ladd in LA the last time we were there, talking about loads of issues. He said, 'Yeah, Roger Waters phoned me up, three or four weeks ago, about the Falklands or something'. He said he regularly phones him and says 'Don't believe what the papers say'. It gets a little bit too political sometimes. As an album I love it; what I've got out of it. But you've gotta really study his stuff. It ain't something you can just put on and get exactly what it was about from first-hand."
"Roger's stuff is a hell of a lot harder, and I find Dave's stuff just a little bit too light. The match between them works well, but that's gone now."
"What more has to be said about this album ! I first heard it on a cassette copy in '73 and every time I've ever bought hi-fi speakers I've taken this CD along for the demonstration. Of all the Floyd albums this is the one I go back to most. It's also one of the few albums from the progressive bands that still holds its own today. For me it was as major an album as Sergeant Pepper, pointing the way as a production model for the rest to follow. My favourite tracks on the album though, have to be Time and Us and Them. Give me three o'clock in the morning, a log fire, scented candles and a good red wine and watch me mellow-out. Just an old hippie really !!!"
|[Genesis]||[Van Der Graaf Generator]||[Yes]||[Battersea Powerstation]|
|[A Saucerful Of Secrets]||[The Dark Side Of The Moon]||[The Wall]||[The Final Cut]|