A (hopefully) fun once-in-a-while thing. I like lyrics but I can almost never remember the whole damn song. So these are snippets of songs that I like that stick in my head or I’m likely to throw out randomly in conversation as if they just … Continue reading A Few Favorite Lyrics (2)
Anyone who has intelligence may interpret the number of THE BEAST It is a man’s number This number is 666 —The Apocalypse of John, 13:18 Yes, indeed. A prog-rock album from 1972 based (somewhat loosely) on the Book of Revelation. “Loosely” because some of it … Continue reading Featured album – 666 – Aphrodite’s Child
Above, one of the few pictures of the band in their brief tenure as a five-piece (L-R, Nick Mason, Syd Barrett, David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard Wright). It would be impossible to adequately sum up the remaining 20-30 years of Floyd in one post so … Continue reading Pink Floyd (Final of 4) – Have Become Comfortably Numb
This is the third post of my Floyd series. First one here. This will serve double-duty as part three of the series as well as my thoughts on a masterpiece. In March of 1973, Pink Floyd released what was to be their crowning achievement, Dark … Continue reading Pink Floyd (3) – The Dark Side of the Moon
The story of Floyd in the 1967-68 timeframe is as much about transition in personnel as it was the evolution of their sound. At the beginning of the year, the band was comprised of Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Richard Wright. This was … Continue reading Pink Floyd (2) – Which One’s Pink?
The date of the above picture is somewhere in the late 1964 – early 1965 time period. The band may have been known as the Tea Set at this point but changed their name because of a conflict with another group. Clearly visible on the … Continue reading Pink Floyd (1) – Careful With That Axe, Eugene
If you know Manfred Mann at all, it is likely as part of the so-called British Invasion when British bands, starting with The Beatles, flooded America with rock and blues bands. Mann’s big hit was a song called “Doo-Wah-Diddy.” They also famously covered the Bruce … Continue reading Featured Album – Solar Fire – Manfred Mann’s Earth Band