Understanding The Floyd

If you’re a fan of Pink Floyd, then Rolling Stone’s piece on Dark Side of the Moon and the relationships between the band members is a must read. If you can, listen to the album at the same time, that is what I did.

In the article David Gilmour makes an interesting observation:

The band expected you to listen to this music with close attention, perhaps ideally in the dark, in an altered state. “Attention spans have changed,” says Gilmour. “The idea of going around to somebody else’s flat or house and sitting around in a comfy room and having a really good hi-fi system and listening to a whole album all the way through, then chatting for a few minutes, then maybe putting another album on . . . does that happen today?”

Why don’t we do that anymore? As soon as I’m able to rebuild my hi-fi system I’m going to have listening parties.

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