Tag: Pink Floyd

PA Pundits – International Sunday Music: Have A Cigar

“The relentless pursuit of common sense” A Variety of Opinions From Various Writers

Today’s music video is Have A Cigar, sung here in this clip by the English Supergroup Pink Floyd.

PA Pundits – International Sunday Music – Have A Cigar

Ted Mills: Understanding Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here, Their Tribute to Departed Bandmate Syd Barrett

Since Dark Side of the Moon, the members of Pink Floyd dealt in various ways with the fate of their original singer Syd Barrett. As Roger Waters said about the band in 1975, “It couldn’t have happened without him, but on the other hand, it couldn’t have gone on with him.” On Dark Side of the Moon, Barrett is not directly addressed, but the themes of madness swirl through the various big statement songs and in the various quotes from friends and roadies peppered throughout the mix. Later on, The Wall would bring listeners a main character who goes mad and shuts himself up in isolation externally and internally. Echoes of Syd are everywhere.

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