About Pink Floyd

So you think you can tell heaven from hell? Hits like ‘Wish You Were Here’, ‘Meddle’, ‘Money’, and the ever-progressive ‘Another Brick in the Wall (Part II)’ all came from the British psychedelic rock band Pink Floyd. Syd Barrett was one of the bands' original founders and led the band as the main singer-songwriter. In 1967 he left the band due to mental illness and Roger Waters took over. Waters then led the band down a creative path that would lead to international success and notoriety. To hear the true authentic sound of their early work, without studio meddling, you can purchase a Pink Floyd LP that has all of the bumps and scratches the band expected listeners to hear. You can decorate your music room with The Wall posters or other Pink Floyd posters, as you watch a Pink Floyd DVD such as ‘The Wall’, which calls out the division between Western Europe and the Eastern Bloc, including the oppression and mind-numbing government propaganda, and other anti-war sentiments. The band is able to make you feel the music, even without the psychedelics or drugs they may have encountered while writing the pieces of music during the counter-culture revolution of the 1960s. They might have sung about money being the root of all evil; however, with multi-platinum records, dozens of sold-out tours, and several releases as well and re-releases of their best selling albums, they are certainly not without many dollars themselves. Their ‘Momentary Lapse of Reason’ tour ended on 29 October 1994, which incidentally was the final performance of the last Pink Floyd tour. After 24 years without a single public performance, the band reunited in 2005 to perform for the Live 8 concert in Hyde Park, London.