Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Pink Floyd


Last week I gave an early Christmas gift to my hubby which was an outing to see the Pink Floyd Tribute Band and they were amazing! My hubby loved it and, as a tribute band, he gave them a 5 out of 5 and he saw THE Pink Floyd back in 1975. I found the band a bit too loud for the venue and the sound kick back would verify that but, I bet, they are used to playing to bigger venues. I just took some Kleenex and placed it in my ears. What was funny was, during intermission, I handed out some tissue to people near me who also placed them in their ears. Most people were, ahem, older and I could hear people talk about their sciatic nerve acting up and the loudness...made me laugh since these people were the teens and early 20s crowd who smoked up, drank and watched this excellent band. One of my favourite songs, “The lunatic inside my head” lyric, I already talked about in an earlier post but I chose 3 that I thought this band did justice. Let me add the 3 women, who were the back up singers, just slayed it especially the gal on the right hand side who just nailed the singing of that lady in the original song.


I remember when this came out and thought it was really “Neato” ...I was a dork but, yeah, I used that word often back then. This song was written by Roger Waters which is, somewhat, autobiographical. I thought the animation from this song was brilliant and loved the kids who sang on this great song.

2.  MONEY-1973

Since I was a Credit Counsellor, am now a BIA Insolvency Counsellor and people are dealing with mega costs in groceries and gas, I thought this song quite apt. I also thought it had a brilliant opening which was written by Roger Waters from the great Dark Side of the Moon Album. I don’t think the lyrics or any other part of this song is dated.


I found out this song, with the great Clare Torry as the female vocalist, was never given any credit until many years later. She took Pink Floyd to court to get the recognition she deserved plus a part of the money. Originally, she went into the studio and, I think, on the 2nd take, she sang  her piece as if her voice were an instrument...which it is. She is now given credit along with Richard Wright, for the composition of this song from The Dark Side of the Moon album. The lady who did this piece last Thursday just nailed it. 

We so enjoyed our evening out. 


  1. "How are you going to have any pudding if you don't eat your meat"

    Hi, Birgit!

    I'm delighted to know that your hubby enjoyed his early Christmas present, "A Night at the Rock Opera," where the two of you were treated to a performance by The Pink Floyd Tribute Band. I "hear" you when you say the sonic blast was too much for you ears. Whenever I go to a movie theater, I take some form of earplugs along in case the film is too loud.

    I remember MTV promoting and frequently airing the film segment "Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2" from Pink Floyd's rock opera The Wall. The MTV style station where I worked at the time also played the video quite often. The song and images brought to the screen in the 1982 British musical film stick with you.

    I agree that "Money" will never go out of style. It's a timeless song. Thanks for reminding me about British thrush Clare Torry, best known for her soaring wordless vocals on "The Great Gig in the Sky" from Dark Side of the Moon. It's only right that she collected songwriting royalties for her contribution. I'm delighted to know that the three female backing singers for the tribute show turned in splendid performances.

    Have a wonderful Wednesday, dear friend BB. FYI - I hope to be here tomorrow morning for your film post, but another hurricane is bearing down on us and is expected to sweep directly across my area as a tropical storm sometime during the morning hours. Therefore, I might lose power and internet service. Please understand if I am very late. The outage we experienced a few weeks ago from storm Ian lasted 15 hours, as I recall. Thank you, dear friend BB!

  2. I love that these older bands are still performing. The generation that thrived in the early days of Pink Floyd are now feeling the pangs of their years. I still in denial that I'm no longer a kid. In my heart I'll forever feel like I'm 20 years young. :) Great early Christmas present for your hubby!

  3. What a wonderful gift for your hubby! Your description of the crowd made me smile. 😃 We go to a lot of classic rock concerts and I've yet to see anyone acting "old" there. Mind you, the venues are usually larger, so the acoustics are probably better. Pink Floyd had some great songs and Money is a favourite. Interesting story about the female singer having to sue for recognition. Her voice was such an integral part of the Great Gig song! Good photos! 👌

  4. Now that's a great gift. I'd wondered if the tribute band was as good.

  5. Sounds like you had a great night out.

  6. Glad you enjoyed your night out! John is a big PF fan, I’m not so keen.