Such a brilliant yet simple concept, taking the music out of music videos and replacing it with “real” sound effects.
Posts tagged ‘classic rock’
Brian Eno is a record producer god, having worked closely with bands such as U2, Coldplay, The Talking Heads, Genesis, David Bowie and so much more. More recently he has tried to compose some of his own music and this great little documentary shows his partnership with David Byrne on that project together.
I’m willing to bet you’ve never seen Jimi Hendrix play acoustic guitar before. Here Hendrix plays an acoustic version of his blues song Hear My Train a Comin’.
I never in a million years would have imagined Pink Floyd working together with the French jazz violinist Stephan Grapelli. Grapelli, who died in 1997, happened to be recording in an adjacent studio at EMI when Pink Floyd was recording the album Wish You Were Here. After being asked if he would like to play a little, this recording of the song Wish You Were Here was made. It’s a really wonderful version of this song and perhaps even better than the original that made it to the final cut. Floyd drummer Nick Mason recently said that it was believed the track was recorded over and lost forever. So it’s a miracle this was found at all.
It is the opinion of this writer that the greatest album of all time is Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side Of The Moon“, an album that made them incredibly wealthy as well as one of the greatest bands in the world. The album remained on the charts for 741 weeks from 1973 to 1988, a feat unmatched by any band since. So how does a band follow something like that? Either you break up or you make an incredibly subpar album and become a one album wonder. But Pink Floyd did follow up Dark Side with another incredible album, “Wish You Were Here”. Perhaps the album didn’t reach the stellar heights that Dark Side did, but “Wish You Were Here” is an incredible album in its own right. This is the story of how that album was made.