01 : What Pink Floyd fanzines are out there
Are there any Pink Floyd fanzines?
The Azimuth Coordinator
A new fanzine will hit the world starting September 1999. This
magazine, called The Azimuth Coordinator, promises to be a A4
sized full color cover magazine, giving the *usual* stuff
(interviews, reprints of old articles, ROIO and concert
reviews, the latest news, a collectors network and more.
Basically the same kind of items as Brain Damage used to have.
We've seen the sample issue, and if the next issues will
maintain the quality of the sample issue, this is a magazine
well worth subscribing to.
For more information check out http://www.crazy-diamond.nl or
NOTE TAC is in no way, shape or form affiliated with Brain
Damage magazine, and any inquiries related to Brain Damage
subscriptions, back orders and more should NOT be directed to
There is a Roger Waters fanzine published by REG, the
International Roger Waters Fan Club. Subscription Info:
Membership Rates: The cost of REG fan club membership is currently $20.00
for members in the U.S. and because of increased postage costs is $27.00
for international members. Membership includes club initiation fees,
yearly club dues, yearly subscription to the REG newsletter/magazine, and
club card fee. The (20-40 page) REG Newsletter/Magazine will be published
3-4 issues per year. Membership applicants may pay by; U.S. bank check;
International check (cheque) made out in U.S. dollars, or U.S. Postal
Money Order, all made payable to:
112 Bennett Rd.
Aptos, CA 95003 U.S.A.
Or you may pay by cash (U.S. currency if at all possible is preferred,
but you may pay the equivalent membership amount in the currency of your
country with an additional $10.00 for bank charges).
Syd Barrett fanzines
And for Syd Barrett fans, you can learn more about the
"Chapter 24" Sydzine (now defunct) by sending a SASE to:
c/o John Kelly
101 Amersham Road
Terriers, High Wycombe
HP13 5AD England
You might also investigate "The Ebony Totem -- Psychedelia,
Mysticism and Swinging London." Send 2 pounds (includes UK
postage) payable to
Mr. L. Bonney
129 Hinckley Road
WA11 9JX UK
[NOTE: this information is from 1995, we have no idea if this
is still correct]
A small Barrett fanzine called "Dust & Guitars" is produced
occasionally. For information on current availability, contact
Denise Vacca at email@example.com
There are also two out-of-production fanzines which can still
be obtained. The chief early Syd Barrett fanzine was
"Terrapin." A boxed set of all the "Terrapin" issues has
recently been made available.
The Amazing Pudding
The chief Pink Floyd fanzine was for long "The Amazing
Pudding," until it ceased production in early 1994. Back
issues (the last was #60) are still available; for inquiries
send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
67, Cramlington Road
Birmingham B42 2EE
The main Pink Floyd fanzine was "Brain Damage." However, Brain
Damage seems to be defunct these days. It has been almost two
years since the last issue. Orders placed with Brain Damage
are handled with huge delays, and e-mails and other
correspondence remain unanswered. The last sign of life from
Brain Damage was an almost content-free flyer send out to US-
subscribers only, basically stating that Brain Damage was not
This flyer was sent out in December 1998. Since then I have
tried to contact Brain Damage through e-mail and snail mail,
and have never heard anything back from them.
If you want to reach Brain Damage, their address is still
Brain Damage Magazine
P.O. Box 109-P6
Westmont, IL 60559
Do not expect any response from them, since you won't be
getting any, whether you include an SASE or not.
It's sad to see a magazine die this way.
02 : What Are Some Good Books about Pink Floyd
What are some good books relating to Pink Floyd?
There have been many books published relating to Pink Floyd.
Here's a list of all the English language ones (plus a few
others) that we know of, with comments...
- "Pink Floyd: The Official History" by Nick Mason To be
published by Simon and Schuster ISBN 0-684-81600-8 250
page book of the history of Pink Floyd, told by the only
member of the band to be with it throughout its history.
Designed by Storm Thorgerson, with hundreds of rare photos
It was scheduled for release in November 1995, but pulled
at the last minute, apparently because Dave Gilmour did
not agree with it. A few promotional copies of the book --
which contained only a few pages of text -- had already
been sent out. People who have read these few pages say
that the pages are not as accurate as they hoped they
were; Nick Mason gets some of the dates wrong. Rumor has
it that Pink Floyd are looking for a ghost writer to write
the book for them, but it may never be released at all.
- "Saucerful Of Secrets: The Pink Floyd Odyssey" by Nicholas
Schaffner published by Harmony Books ISBN 0-3853-0684-9 A
superb book, detailing Floyd from the very very early days
to the AMLoR tour/Berlin Wall show. Often called "The
Book" by Echoes, and generally regarded as a must-have.
The UK edition has only 18 pictures, compared to 34 in the
US edition -- which was also a later manuscript, and
apparently had some errors corrected.
If you can only read one book about Pink Floyd, this is
the one to choose.
- "The Pink Floyd Encyclopedia" by Vernon Fitch -- The Pink
Floyd Archives An excellent book, giving you everything
you always wanted to know about Pink Floyd, and much, much
more. If you cannot find something in the FAQ, chances are
Vernon has listed it in his encyclopedia. The book has
used a previous version of this FAQ as one of the many
sources of information.
- "In The Flesh" by Glenn Povey and Ian Russell An (almost)
complete listing of all concerts ever played by Pink
Floyd, with set lists.
- "Lost In The Woods" by Julian Palacios An excellent
description of The Early Days of Pink Floyd, Syd Barrett
and the London Underground.
Essential reading for everyone who has an interest in the
Floyd's early days.
- "Pink Floyd: A Visual Documentary" by Miles and Andy Mabbett
published by Omnibus Press ISBN 0-7119-4109-2 An excellent
reference. A day-by-day account of what the Floyd did,
with commentary. Lots of pictures. A 21st Anniversary
addition was released in 1988; another update was recently
released covering ATD and the TDB tour.
- "Learning to Fly" by Chris Welch published by Castle
Communications Plc. ISBN 1-898141-3 160 pages, with lots
of pictures, most in b/w. It's very up-to-date, including
information from the beginning of the TDB tour. Contains
many errors and inaccuracies.
- "Pink Floyd: Bricks In The Wall" by Karl Dallas published by
Shaposky Publishers (USA), Baton Press (UK) ISBN 0-85936-
139-X Notable for its interviews with Roger Waters, and
giving his side of the split. Contains a fair number of
- "Pink Floyd" by William Ruhlmann published by Smithmark
Publishers, Inc. ISBN 0-8317-6912-2 Largely a picture
book, this is notable for its discography, its pictures of
various album and single covers and other assorted tour
paraphernalia, and for its balanced assessment of the
Waters/Floyd split. Not a lot of detail. Goes through
1992; notes _Amused to Death_ in its discography but does
not discuss it in the text.
- "Pink Floyd" by Jason Rich Small, CD-sized book with a basic
biography, photos, etc. Not bad, but nothing you can't get
in better form in an more extensive book.
- "Crazy Diamond: Syd Barrett and the Dawn of Pink Floyd" by
Mike Watkinson and Pete Anderson published by Omnibus
Press ISBN 0-7119-2397-3 A good book focusing on Syd's
early life, his work with the Floyd, solo career, and ever
since. Revised edition came out in 1993. About 150 pages;
some good B&W pictures.
- "A Fish Out of Water" by Luca Ferrari Book about Syd Barrett.
Includes two recent (Feb 1994 and Aug 1995) interviews
with Barrett's sister, Rosemary Breen, and insights from
psychiatrist Annie Marie Roulin.
- "Complete Guide to the Music of Pink Floyd" by Andy Mabbett
published by Omnibus Press ISBN: 0-7119-4301-X Taken in
part from the A-Z song lists of "The Amazing Pudding,"
this CD-size book features interesting notes and trivia
about every Pink Floyd song. This book is part of the
Complete Guide To The Music Of XXXX series, so Andy
Mabbett can not be held responsible for the title. The
book contains a few errors, and is far from complete.
However considering its price it is excellent value for
- "1966-1971 Embryo, A Pink Floyd Chronology" Compiled by Rick
Hodges and Ian Priston published by Cherry Red Books,
1997. ISBN 1-901447-07-3 The 'compilers' of this book seem
to have taken existing material from other Pink Floyd
books and rearranged it. The book ends with December 1971.
Presumably another book will continue from 1972 forward.
- "Pink Floyd Back-Stage -- Another Lapse from the Inside" by
Bob Hassall published independently, 1991; limited edition
of 1000. Fascinating document of one fan's odyssey
following the AMLoR tour around Europe in 1989, and
including Knebworth 1990, often as a member of the event
crew. Many great color photos and interesting
reproductions of tour documents. Enquiries concerning
present availability should be directed to:
Backstage Workshop PO Box 1017 1440 BA Purmerend
- "Collectors Guide to Pink Floyd videos" by Vernon Fitch
published by the Pink Floyd Archives A list of all known
Pink Floyd video recordings; such as concerts, movies,
promo films, interviews, etc. With track listing, timings
and a quality indication. Essential for any video
- "Collectors Guide to Pink Floyd live recordings" by Vernon
Fitch published by the Pink Floyd Archives Lists all audio
tapes, with track listing and timings. An essential book
for tape collectors. Also lists mislabeled and bogus tapes
Covers 1966 through 1983, and solo albums.
- "Mind Over Matter" by Storm Thorgerson An excellent book,
according to those who have read it.
- "Pink Floyd Lyric Book" published by Chappel Music Ltd ISBN 0-
71371-280-5 Contains two interviews with Roger Waters,
from 1975 & 1982
- "Syd Barrett Lyric Book" by Luca Ferrari Biography (in
Italian), with lyrics to Syd's PF and solo songs in both
English and Italian, and some rare photos. Also includes
the Barrett poem "A Rooftop in a Thunderstorm Row Missing
the Point," and a 3" CD single.
- "Le Livre du Pink Floyd" by Alain Dister, Jacques Leblanc, and
Udo Woehrle published by Albin Michel In French. Lots of
pictures, many of them unique to this book. Covers Pink
Floyd up to 1977, with a lot of details about the French
tours. A German translation, which also covers the The
Wall shows is also available.
- "Rock Sets - The Astonishing Art Of Concert Design" Thames And
Hudson, 30 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QP ISBN 0-500-
27697-8 A picture book of concerts that Fisher Park has
designed. Includes lots of information & photos from the
Berlin concert, plus some coverage of the Animals, Wall,
P&C and KAOS tours. 145 color photos & 3 8-page fold-outs
- "In Session Tonight" by Ken Garner published by BBC Books ISBN
0-563-36452-1 Not a Pink Floyd book as such, but a good
reference for all the BBC shows. Includes a limited
edition CD of BBC session material, including one track by
- "Radio Waves: Life and Revolution on the FM Dial" by Jim Ladd
published by St. Martin's Press ISBN 031207786 Story of
Jim's career as a radio broadcaster, including a section
on his association with Pink Floyd and Roger Waters.
- "Rock Lives" by Timothy White published by Holt Includes a
section on Roger Waters, arguing his side of the Floyd
- "Abbey Road" by Brian Southall published by P. Stephens A
history of the famous recording studio and those who have
- "At The Limit: Twenty-One Classic Cars That Shaped A Century
of Motor Sport" by Nick Mason and Mark Hales published by
Motorbooks International, August 1998, 176 pp. ISBN
0760305706 Although it has no Floyd content to speak of,
the fact that the book was written by Nick Mason and that
he did some publicity events for it means the book is
discussed occasionally. The book contains a great number
of excellent pictures of Nick's personal car collection,
and is an outstanding coffee table book for fans of
motorsport. The UK edition contains a CD of car sounds
(but no music) which the US edition lacks. The U.S.
edition of the book was retitled "Into the Red."
Some others that are now out of print:
- "Pink Floyd: The Wall" published by Avon, August 1982, 144 pp,
softcover ISBN O-380-81521-4 Gorgeous, rare book published
to accompany the film. The only text in the book is the
lyrics to the album -- including both "When the Tigers
Broke Free" and "Hey You." The bulk of the book consists
of an extensive collection of stills from the film. A very
desirable collector's piece, and hard to find.
- "A Journey Through Time and Space with Pink Floyd"
Independently published. Another great book, includes set
lists for pretty much every concert the Floyd have ever
done. includes full page reproductions of tour posters etc
on the opposite pages. While the In The Flesh book
supersedes this book, it's still a very nice item in my
- "The Work Of Hipgnosis - Walk Away Rene" published by Paper
Tiger (UK) ISBN 0-905895088 Out of print, this book
details the work of the graphics team who did many of Pink
- "Syd Barrett: The Making of the Madcap Laughs" by Malcolm
Jones Fascinating account of the making of Syd's first
solo album, from the man who produced much of it. Also a
great list of Floyd studio and concert dates. A privately
printed limited edition. Brain Damage magazine was trying
to get permission to republish this book, but given that
Brain Damage is currently in Limbo nothing is known about
- "Pink Floyd 'Another Brick' - An Illustrated Discography" by
Miles, published by Omnibus Press (1981) ISBN 0-7119-0521-
5 Brief biography, extensive illustrated discography
(official and otherwise). Out of print; superseded by "A
- "The Pink Floyd" by Rick Sanders published by Futura ISBN 0-
8600-7264-9 The first PF biography, covering the earliest
days up to the WYWH era. Also contained a brief RoIO
discography. Long out of print.
- "The Records" by Andreas Kraska published by Buchverlag
Michael Schwinn German book comprising an extensive
discography of all (or nearly all) Pink Floyd releases on
vinyl -- including singles, promos, and RoIOs.
Many music books are available, mostly exclusively through
Music Sales Corporation. Here's info on most of them:
- "Pink Floyd: Early Classics" published by Hal Leonard
Publishing Corp. ISBN 0-88188-767-6 A simple guitar
tabulature book, good for guitar beginners, but not for
more advanced players. Transcripts include Astronomy
Domine, Bike, Echoes, Eclipse, Fat Old Sun, The Gnome, If,
Money, OoTD, ASoS (the song), Set the Controls, Time, and
Us & Them. Transcripts contain some errors, the most
glaring being that Echoes is transcribed down a whole step
to B-minor. (It's actually in C#-minor.)
- "Pink Floyd - Anthology" published by Warner Bros. Publication
INC, VF0790. Contains Highlights from DSotM, OBC, Meddle,
Relics, AHM, Ummagumma, More, ASoS, and PatGoD. 128 pages,
including a 2-page article about the early years of PF. No
pictures. One big plus: contains lyrics for many early PF
songs, and sheet music for some early songs which are not
published elsewhere. (Matilda Mother, Jugband Blues,
Summer '68, Corporal Clegg, Paint Box, etc.) The cover is
a black-and-white electron microscope photograph with the
title in red lettering.
- "Pink Floyd: Anthology" published by Hal Leonard Publishing
Corp. ISBN 0-88188-445-6
- "Dark Side of the Moon" piano/vocal songbook ISBN 0-8256-1078-
8 (US); ISBN 0-7119-1028-6 (UK) Includes a bunch of
(rather small) pictures of the Floyd as well as an
interview with road manager Peter Watts. Entire album is
transcribed for keyboards, voice and guitar, including
chord names. Oddly, the book also includes a transcript of
"Wot's... Uh the Deal."
- "Dark Side of the Moon" guitar tabulature edition ISBN 0-8256-
2595-5 (US); ISBN 0-7119-1987-9 (UK) Same pictures and
Peter Watts interview as the "Dark Side of the Moon" song
book (above). The entire album is transcribed (in
excellent detail) for guitar and voice, including chord
names. This version does *NOT* include the transcript of
"Wot's... Uh the Deal" which is in the
keyboard/guitar/voice book. (The general rule is, btw,
that the guitar tab books are transcribed with much more
care than the keyboard/vocal books.)
- "Wish You Were Here" piano/vocal songbook Pink Floyd Music
Publishers Limited, Order no. AM 64189, ISBN 0-8256-1079-6
(US); ISBN 0-7119-1029-4 (UK) 88 pages, 40 sheet music
pages, includes many b/w & color photographs from the
DSotM tour, book designed by Hipgnosis. Contains two
interviews: "A Rambling Conversation with Roger Waters
concerning all this and that" by Nick Sedgewick, and "An
Interview with David Gilmour" by Gary Cooper. An excellent
guitar tab edition of this book is also available.
- "Wish You Were Here" guitar tabulature edition ISBN 0-8256-
1287-X (US) The excellent guitar tabulature edition of the
- "Animals" piano/vocal songbook ISBN 0-8256-1077-X (US) 90pp,
45 of which are sheet music. Remainder is filled with
newspaper clippings, photographs, pictures, and two pages
of the "Equipment and Technical" portion of Floyd's
touring contract. Relatively rare.
- "The Wall" piano/vocal songbook ISBN 0-8256-1076-1 (US)
Features about 20 pages of Scarfe illustrations and photos
of the Floyd playing.
- "The Wall" guitar tabulature edition ISBN 0-8256-1267-5 (US)
The excellent guitar tabulature edition of the songbook.
- "The Final Cut" piano/vocal songbook ISBN 0-8256-1080-X (US)
Last published in 1994, currently out of print.
- "The Pros & Cons of Hitch Hiking" piano/vocal songbook
Published by Chappell Music Ltd, 129 Park Street, London
W1Y 3FA. ISBN 0-7119-1959-3 Book has 64 pages, plus eight
pages of color photos -- still from the videos and concert
projections, and some live concert photos. Sheet music for
all songs on the album takes up 60 pages, and 4 of those
pages are full-page B&W pictures. The lyrics are
reproduced both with the sheet music, and seperately on
the color photo pages. The cover is the (uncensored) hitch
hiker, with a slightly different (but nearly identical)
layout from the album. Oddly enough, there's not a single
picture of the trademark cartoon dog "Reg" anywhere in the
- "Original David Gilmour" ISBN 0-8256-1062-1 Money, Echoes, Any
Colour You Like, Shine On (p2), Shine On (p4), WYWH, Dogs,
There's No Way Out of Here, Another Brick (p2), Mother,
Young Lust, Comfortably Numb, Hey You, Murder, All Lovers
are Deranged, You Know I'm Right, Lets Get Metaphysical.
This book is no longer in print.
- "A Momentary Lapse of Reason" piano/vocal songbook Pink Floyd
Music Publishers Limited, Order no. AM 68834, ISBN 0-7119-
1340-4 72 pages, including b&w & color photograps,
excerpts from some AMLOR videos. Stylish design by Storm
- "A Momentary Lapse of Reason" guitar tabulature edition ISBN
0-8256-1265-9 The excellent guitar tabulature edition of
- "Radio KAOS" piano/vocal songbook ISBN 0-8256-1158-X
- "Amused to Death" piano/vocal songbook ISBN 0-7119-3220-4
- "The Division Bell" piano/vocal songbook ISBN 0-7119-4208-0
(UK); ISBN 0-8256-1410-4 (US) Heavily-illustrated, and
truly outstanding design make this particular songbook a
keeper. Besides the music for the entire album, the book
features live photos, extra unpublished art from Storm
Thorgerson created for the album, and generally
exceptional design. The transcript omits the keyboard
intro to "What Do You Want From Me", but it does include
the basic keyboard parts under the sound effects interlude
of "Poles Apart."
- "The Division Bell" guitar tabulature edition ISBN 0-7119-
4339-7 (UK); ISBN 0-8256-1409-0 (US) The guitar tab book
features the same excellent design as the piano/vocal
edition, including all the same illustrations and photos.
The music transcriptions are more detailed. Inexplicably,
the keboard intro to "What Do You Want From Me" is
included here in full detail, but arranged for guitar!
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03 : What Artwork Exists
What kind of artwork is available for Floyd records and CDs?
This question has been deleted. Information on different
artwork (i.e. differing from the artwork you can find in any
CD/Record shop) is now available per album, in the albums
section of the FAQ.
The Pink Floyd archives has a full discography on the web,
with cover scans for all regular (and a whole lot of not so
regular) official albums. See the section on "The Pink Floyd
"Are there posters available of the album artwork?"
Short answer: Yes
Slightly longer answer: There are many more Pink Floyd posters
than is feasible to list here, including many of the album
covers, in many different sizes. Here's the address of the
company that distributes most of them:
04 : Fleudian Slips
Not a slip itself, but since it inspired this section... On
the inner sleeve of David Gilmour's About Face LP, printed in
the bottom right-hand corner, is "Fleudian Slip." -=-
On the remastered CD of A Saucerful of Secrets (made in
Holland/printed in the UK), on the CD itself the title track
is spelled "...Secret."
The Shine On set contains a fair number of errors:
- In the lyrics for "Breathe In The Air" on DSotM, the line
"Don't sit down it's time to start another one" is
printed; "start" should be "dig."
- On the lyrics pages for WYWH, SOYCD is strangely divided.
Parts I-V are so labeled, but Parts VI-IX are labeled
- In The Wall disc one, on the CD insert ABitW3 is credited
twice: once (correctly) to Waters, and once (incorrectly)
- The CD insert on disc two of The Wall leaves "The Trial"
uncredited; it should be Waters/Ezrin.
- The AMLoR CD insert has "Yet Another Movie" as Track 6 and
"Round and Around" as Track 7. The latter should be 6a, as
on the CD itself (though this may have been done for
- The book included with the set is written by an uncredited
ghost writer, who took a rather liberal viewpoint to what
consists plagiarism and what is not. In other words, quite
a lot of information in that book comes from other
uncredited sources. Also, the book ends in mid-sentence.
The CD booklet of More omits credits to Gilmour and Mason on
the "Dramatic Theme." Mason is also left out of the crediting
for the "Main Theme."
On the XX DSotM release, on the CD itself, track 1b is labeled
"Breath in the Air." "Breathe in the Air" is the correct
spelling; with "Breathe" being an accepted official
On Capitol's cassette release of AHM, on both the cover and
cassette, it lists "If" as being on side one; it's on side
The jewel boxes of some OBC CDs are erroneously marked ADD
(analog recording, digital mixing/editing, digital mastering).
As is written on the CD itself, they are AAD. (I've also heard
of this happening on both More and Meddle.)
David Gilmour's name tends to get misspelled quite a bit. It's
spelled "Glimour" on the inside credits of some versions of
the Final Cut CD, while some ASoS releases have it as
"Gilmore." It's also "Gilmore" on the credits to the film
"More" (though this may have been an intentional play on
words), and on the KQED video. KQED also spells "Green is the
Colour" as the American "Color."
In the Dark Side of the Moon guitar tabulature book, "Any
Colour You Like" is listed as "Breathe (Second Reprise)"
The US CD booklet of David Gilmour adds a preceding "It's" to
the title of "Deafinitely." The title is printed correctly on
the disc itself.
In the printed lyrics for "What God Wants Part I", some
versions of ATD have "The alien cried prophet" written;
"prophet cried" is what's sung.
On the EMI release of Pulse, the track list on the inside
cover reverses the placement of songs 6 and 7.
05 : A list of common abbreviations
Some useful abbreviations...
On the 'Net, and throughout this FAQ, there are quite a few
abbreviations in use. We're lazy people, and don't like to
type more than we have to. So, to help you understand what
|| Piper At The Gates Of Dawn|
|| A Saucerful Of Secrets|
|| Atom Heart Mother|
|| Obscured By Clouds|
|| A Nice Pair|
|| Dark Side Of The Moon|
|| Wish You Were Here|
|| The Final Cut|
|| The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking|
|| The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking|
|| When The Wind Blows|
|| A Momentary Lapse Of Reason (sometimes MLoR)|
|| Delicate Sound of Thunder|
|| Amused to Death|
|| The Division Bell|
|| Broken China|
|| The Amazing Pudding|
|| Brain Damage|
|| The Azimuth Coordinator|
||Shine On You Crazy Diamond (SOYCD -> SoYcD -> SYD)|
||Another Brick in the Wall|
||One of These Days (I'm Going to Cut You Into Little Pieces)|
||Run Like Hell|
||The Great Gig in the Sky|
||Bring the Boys Back Home|
||Coming Back to Life|
||Set the Controls...|
||On the Turning Away|
||by the way|
||In my humble opinion (IMNSHO = "...not so humble opinion")|
||Recording Of Illegitimate Origin--concert tape, studio outtake,|
||bastardization of RoIO (hence also "cookie")|
||Et Cetera ("and so on")|
|expressions of fun (Laughing Out Loud, Rolling On The Floor Laughing (My Ass Off).|
||originally from Tigger, Winnie The Pooh's friend
tah tah, for now.|
||Crusty Old Dinosaur, depending on who you ask, this either means
someone who is old, or some who has been a Floyd fan for a
long time (before DSOTM was released) or anyone who was
on Echoes when the term COD was first coined. |
Any others should (hopefully!) be understandable from the
06 : A list of coverbands
What good Pink Floyd cover bands are out there?
Here is a short list of some of the major ones who have been
These bands generally feature small-scale light shows or other
"Floydian" stage props, and perform exclusively or nearly
exclusively Pink Floyd material. One of their attractions is
that they often play some of the older, and less well known,
07 : What are the management adresses ?
What is the address of Pink Floyd's management?
For Pink Floyd, from the "Shine On" book:
EMKA Productions, Ltd.
43 Portland Road
London, W11 4LJ
And, for Roger Waters:
63a Kings Road
08 : What floyd videos exist ?
What videos can I find of Pink Floyd?
In addition to what's listed, the music of Pink Floyd and its
members has appeared in several feature films and TV shows of
various availability (All My Loving, Music Power, Stamping
Ground, Rock 'n Roll--The Greatest Years: 1967, San Francisco,
and Rock City), and members of the group have made several
guest appearances at concerts (Live Aid, Deep End, Amnesty
International Big 30, The Secret Policeman's Third Ball,
Columbian Volcano Concert, Seville, Walden Woods benefit show,
etc.), some of which are available. David Gilmour also did the
soundtrack for a BBC show called "The Art of Tripping,"
produced by Storm Thorgerson, as well as for "Colours of
Infinity" by Arthur C Clarke about fractals.
There have also been a bunch of other short "cameos" like
Gilmour on Pop Quiz (several occasions), Saturday Night Live
(12dec87), French & Saunders (19apr90) and Ruby Wax (Ruby
Takes A Trip [31dec91]). And music from Pink Floyd is used
frequently as unofficial "incidentals" on TV shows, news
programs, and feature films.
A good list of TV appearances appeared in Record Collector
magazine. For a copy of this list, send the commands
send tv-video echoes
to the address "firstname.lastname@example.org"
"Concert Videos and Official Floyd/Solo Releases"
- "Pink Floyd: London 66-67" 30 minute video featuring footage
of the Floyd at the UFO Club, the Technicolour Dream
Extravaganza, and in the studio. Contains "Nick's Boogie"
and "Interstellar Overdrive." Promo for the "Tonite Let's
All Make Love in London" film.
Available on video: VHS (NTSC/PAL)
- KQED Concert There was a PBS "concert" (without an audience)
recorded by KQED TV on 29 April 1970. They played "Atom
Heart Mother," "Careful with that Axe, Eugene,"
"Cymbaline," "Green is the Colour," "Grantchester
Meadows," and "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun."
It has never been commercially released.
- "Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii" A "concert" filmed in an ancient
amphitheater in Pompeii on October 4th-7th, 1971; with
interviews and some studio shots of Floyd working on DSotM
which were added later. Features "Echoes," "Careful With
That Axe, Eugene," "One Of These Days I'm Going to Cut You
into Little Pieces," "Mademoiselle Nobs," "A Saucerful of
Secrets" and "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun."
Available only on video: VHS and laser disc (NTSC/PAL)
- "Pink Floyd: The Wall" The film version of The Wall, directed
by Alan Parker, starring Bob Geldof. Includes all of The
Wall, minus "Hey You," plus "When The Tigers Broke Free,"
and with "Empty Spaces" replaced by "What Shall We Do
Now?" New versions of "Mother," "Bring the Boys Back
Home," and "Outside the Wall."
New/revised tracks available on video only: VHS, laser
disc (NTSC/PAL), and CD-i. A deluxe letterboxed version
from a new transfer on LD is now available (in CLV
format). Also includes the "Original Theatrical Trailer."
A laser disc release had additional commentary by Alan
Parker in one of the alternative audio channels. A
transcript of this has been posted to Echoes by Dave Ward,
and is available at http://pfinterviews.cjb.net
A DVD version of The Wall is announced for 1999, and will
include the missing footage for Hey You.
- "Pink Floyd: The Final Cut EP" Video EP of The Final Cut.
Contains "The Gunners Dream," "The Final Cut," "Not Now
John," and "The Fletcher Memorial Home."
Available on video: VHS Hi-Fi (PAL)
- "The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking" (Roger Waters) Promotional
videos were filmed for "5:01 AM (The Pros and Cons of
Hitch Hiking)," "5:06 AM (Every Stranger's Eyes)," and
"4:41 AM (Sexual Revolution)."
Videos individually broadcast but never released
- "About Face Tour" (David Gilmour) Concert video of Gilmour's
first solo tour, with "Until We Sleep," "All Lovers are
Deranged," "There's No Way Out Of Here," "Short and
Sweet," "Run Like Hell," "Out of the Blue," "Blue Light,"
"Murder," and "Comfortably Numb." With special guest
appearances of Roy Harper ("Short and Sweet") and Nick
Mason (drums on "Comfortably Numb"). Also two music videos
("Blue Light" and "All Lovers are Deranged") and a 30
minute documentary segment.
Available on video: VHS (NTSC)
- "Life Could be a Dream" (Nick Mason and Rick Fenn) 30 minute
documentary on the life of Nick Mason, directed by Mike
Shackleton. Includes footage of Mason participating in
various automotive events, and also showing off his
collection of Pink Floyd home movies and archive material.
The soundtrack consisted of several songs that were later
rerecorded for the Mason and Fenn album _Profiles_, as
well as a cover of the Crew Cuts' "Sh-Boom," with Eric
Stewart (Fenn's bandmate from 10cc) on vocals.
Neither video nor "Sh-Boom" have been released.
- "Radio KAOS" (Roger Waters) Four MTV-style videos. Includes
"Radio Waves," "Sunset Strip," "The Fish Report with a
Beat," "Four Minutes," and "The Tide is Turning (live)."
Available on video: VHS and laser disc (CAV)
- "Delicate Sound of Thunder" Video of the DSoT concert, filmed
in August 1988 at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York
(with bits from Versailles, France). Video includes "Shine
On," "Signs of Life," "Learning to Fly," "Sorrow," "The
Dogs of War," "On the Turning Away," "One of these Days,"
"Time," "On the Run," "The Great Gig in the Sky," "Wish
You Were Here," "Us and Them," "Money," "Comfortably
Numb," "One Slip," "Run Like Hell," and "Shine On
Available on audio and video: VHS and laser disc
(NTSC/PAL) (PAL versions omit "Money") Audio versions have
slightly modified track lists. Also available as an MPEG-1
- "The Wall: Live In Berlin 1990" (Roger Waters) Video of The
Wall performance in Berlin. Features Waters and the
Bleeding Heart Band, as well as numerous others,
performing The Wall, minus "The Show Must Go On" and
"Outside the Wall," and with the additions of "What Shall
We Do Now?" and "The Tide is Turning."
Available on audio and video: VHS and laser disc
- "Knebworth '90" Pink Floyd played "Shine On You Crazy
Diamond," "Sorrow," "Wish You Were Here," "The Great Gig
in the Sky," (with Clare Torry) "Money," "Comfortably
Numb," and "Run Like Hell."
Available on audio and video: VHS (NTSC/PAL) and laser
disc (Audio features "Comfortably Numb" and "Run Like
Hell"; the video has SoYCD and RLH.) The full audio is
available on Westwood One's _Superstar Concert Series_.
Also, MTV apparently broadcasted the entire concert in the
U.S.A. (At least I have had an audio tape of this concert
for years that was claimed to be taped from the MTV
- "La Carrera Panamericana" A movie, produced by Steve O'Rourke
(their manager), about a classic auto race up a highway in
Mexico. Dave, Steve, Nick, and some other chap all race in
the film, which includes some instrumentals and new music
from Floyd. Tracks: "Run Like Hell," "Pan Am Shuffle,"
"Yet Another Movie," "Sorrow," "Signs of Life," "Country
Theme," "Mexico '78," "Big Theme," "Run Like Hell," "One
Slip," "Small Theme," and "Carrera Slow Blues."
Available on video only: VHS (NTSC/PAL) and laser disc
(Omits "Carrera Slow Blues," which was only included on
the initial BBC broadcast.)
- "What God Wants, pt. 1" (Roger Waters) 20 minute film showing
both versions of the video and a short interview with
Waters, conducted by Jim Ladd.
Available on Japanese 8" laser disc and VHS (NTSC)
- "Pulse" An edited version of the October 20th, 1994 Earls
Court concert, first shown via Pay-Per-View. Features
"Shine On You Crazy Diamond," "Learning to Fly," "High
Hopes," "Take it Back," "Coming Back to Life," "Sorrow,"
"Keep Talking," "Another Brick in the Wall, pt.2," "One of
These Days," _The Dark Side of the Moon_, "Wish You Were
Here," "Comfortably Numb," and "Run Like Hell."
Available on VHS (NTSC/PAL) and laser disc.
- "The Life Story of Percy the Ratcatcher" (1967): Pink Floyd
spent some time planning and filming this in June of 1967;
a concept film based on the track that became "Lucifer
Sam." But for whatever reason, they never completed the
It has never been released.
- "The Committee" (1968): [from Scott Frank -- how does he FIND
these things?] This movie takes place on the "Planet
Craytic," and features music by Pink Floyd and The Crazy
World of Arthur Brown. The plot has been described as
follows: "Fantasy -- Murderous hitch-hiker summoned by
Neither audio or video has ever been officially released.
- "Tonight Let's All Make Love in London" (1968): A
"documentary" of the underground life in London in the
late 60's. Features a 16-minute version of Interstellar
Overdrive, as well as multitudes of interviews.
Two full soundtracks are available: One with bits and
pieces of Floyd performing, and the other with the
complete "Interstellar Overdrive" and "Nick's Boogie."
A "mini-promo" soundtrack is also available on CD, with
the complete versions of these two songs.
The 30-minute video of the two Pink Floyd "mini-promo"
tracks features the full performances of both songs, and
intersplices films of the band performing the tracks in
the studio, a UFO club performance, and (non-performance)
footage from the 14 Hour Technicolour Dream. Video
available as "Pink Floyd: London 66-67" on VHS (NTSC/PAL)
- A Day in the life of San Francisco (1968): Pretty much what
the title says: A Day in the life of San Francisco, set to
the background music of a 15 minute version of
The version of Interstellar Overdrive is allegedly
recorded in Syd Barrett's garage.
- "More" (1969): [from Geoff Rimmer] Supposedly an anti-drugs
film. Naive German guy arrives in Paris, meets up with
another guy who shows him around and takes him to a party.
He meets a girl there. He goes round her place where she
teaches him to smoke grass. They go off to Malta, and
sniff coke, drop acid and inject H. The acid makes her
freak out, screaming at him, saying he's the devil etc.
The guy is obviously getting addicted to the H -- keeps
wanting more and more (hence film's title) and eventually
ODs in a dark alley. Available on video: VHS
Soundtrack available as part of Floyd's regular catalog
(but slightly different -- lacks "Seabirds" and
"Hollywood" found in the movie, and has Dave singing
"Cymbaline" (with slightly different lyrics as well). Also
note that "Seabirds" in the movie is missing a verse from
the song book.
- "Zabriskie Point" (1970): [from Toapher] I'm the first one to
admit that Z Point is not your mainstream, top quality
movie, but that does not mean that it's not worth seeing.
It does move rather slowly and the plot is not what I
would call riveting. But what's important is to understand
the era in which it was made. The movie was filmed in
1969. This was near the peak of civil unrest in this
country [the US]. While the acting might not be academy
award material, the movie is a very accurate portrayal of
the trials and tribulations of the youth subculture. We
tend to look back at the 60's in a very romantic light,
but the truth is that it must have been a *very* difficult
time for everyone. Z Point tries to shed some light on
that aspect of the era, rather than just portray it in the
"Summer Of Love" way.
In addition, there is a sub-plot that pervades the movie.
The words to "Crumbling Land" indicate that The Floyd were
aware of this and understood what that sub-plot was about.
The female lead worked for a group of land developers who
were working on creating a community in the desert. They
were trying to take a piece of land that was not capable
of sustaining human life and transforming it. This
required robbing resources from nearby ecosystems,
destroying the natural habitats on the site, and polluting
an otherwise clean area. The "famous" sex scene that took
place at Zabriskie Point itself was a celebration of the
natural beauty and purity of the undisturbed landscape.
Available as soundtrack and on video: VHS (NTSC/PAL)
- "The Body" (1970) Unconventional biology documentary. Waters
co-wrote the score, along with Ron Geesin. Waters also
narrated one scene.
Soundtrack (rerecorded) available. Video available on VHS
- "La Valle" (1972): (also called "The Valley Obscured By
Clouds") [Geoff Rimmer again] A woman wants to obtain some
rare bird feathers and goes on an expedition with some
guys up a mountain. They are going to search for a place
no one has previously mapped (this is because the area is
obscured by clouds) called The Valley. The woman gets the
feathers, decides to go back alone, changes her mind and
continues with the rest in search of The Valley. After
much walking they are running out of food and the air is
becoming thin -- they are exhausted. Then, someone says "I
see the Valley." End of film.
Available on video: VHS
- "Crystal Voyager" (1975): A documentary where a waterproof
camera is used by surfers to shoot scenes from the inside
of a wave. Features "Echoes" in its entirety, and used by
the Floyd as a concert backdrop film.
Available on video: VHS
- "The Fantastic Animation Festival" (1975) A collection of
animated shorts, the first called "French Windows." Also
found on the "Video Anthology," this was by filmmaker Ian
Eames and was accompanied throughout by "One of these
Available (though out-of-print) on video: VHS
- "The Hit" (1984) A British made for TV movie about a hit man
sent to pursue Supergrass. Soundtrack by Eric Clapton,
with assistance of Roger Waters. A three-minute segment of
the soundtrack is circulating as being the three minutes
that Roger Waters plays on.
- "When the Wind Blows" (1986) Animated film directed by Jimmy
Murakami, based on the graphic novel by Raymond Briggs,
about an elderly couple who survive a nuclear assault.
Roger and the Bleeding Heart Band contributed "The Russian
Missile," "Towers of Faith," "Hilda's Dream," "The
American Bomber," "The Anderson Shelter," "The British
Submarine," "The Attack," "The Fallout," "Hilda's Hair,"
and "Folded Flags."
Soundtrack available (though rather rare). Available on
video: laser disc (out of print), VHS (Live Home Video, 1-
- "White of the Eye" (1987) British thriller scored by Nick
Mason and Rick Fenn. Directed by Donald Cammell, and based
on Margaret Tracy's book, "Mrs. White."
Available on video: VHS
- "Arthur C. Clarke's Colours of Infinity" (1994) Subtitled
"exploring the fractal universe," this 50 minute video
features a David Gilmour soundtrack set to fractal
Released on video: VHS (PAL)
[ ] 04.3 "Promotional/MTV videos and other 'shorts'"
First, a list of official promotional videos:
- "Arnold Layne"
- "Apples and Oranges"
- "See Emily Play"
- "Astronomy Domine"
- "The Scarecrow"
- "Point Me At The Sky"
- "Learning to Fly" (story and live stuff -- two versions)
- "Dogs of War" (story and live stuff)
- "One Slip" (from La Carrera Panamericana)
- "On the Turning Away" (from DSoT video)
- "One of These Days" (from DSoT video)
- "Comfortably Numb" (from DSoT video)
- "Welcome to the Machine" (Gerald Scarfe animation)
- "Brain Damage/Eclipse" (story)
- "Another Brick in the Wall, pt.2" (from Wall movie)
- "When The Tigers Broke Free" (from Wall movie)
- "A Lie for a Lie"
- "Blue Light"
- "All Lovers are Deranged"
- "Sexual Revolution"
- "Every Strangers Eyes"
- "Radio Waves" (two versions)
- "Sunset Strip"
- "Four Minutes"
- "The Tide is Turning (live)"
- "What God Wants, pt.1" (lots of animals/studio shots -- two
- "Three Wishes"
- "Take it Back" (nature scenes/story -- two versions)
- "High Hopes" (concert film)
There are also several rare, rather short official film clips
of interest. One is "Syd Barrett's First Trip," and is a short
8mm film of just that. It was taken by Nigel Gordon, a student
friend of Syd's. Another is a recording of the Floyd outside
Abbey Road Studios in April 1967, after signing their first
EMI recording contract. These were released together in a
limited edition. There was also a short promotional film for
Gilmour's first solo album, featuring him in the studio
performing "No Way," "There's No Way Out Of Here," "I Can't
Breathe Anymore," and "So Far Away."
Worthy of mention here was the Floyd's plan to score an
animated series called "Rollo" in 1970. The series was to be
about the adventures of Rollo, a young boy, who accompanies
"Professor Creator" on quests for rare animals to stock an
intergalactic zoo. A pilot show was made, featuring some old
Floyd music, but the high-quality animations that were to be
the hallmark of the series made the cost too prohibitive, and
it was canceled.
Finally, there's lots of stuff out there in the non-official
markets. A popular example of such material is the "Video
Anthology" which collects many of the visual works by Pink
Floyd. Unfortunately, it is a VoIO, and lacks as much in terms
of quality as it does legality. However, here is a listing of
bits on the tapes, if only to provide a better idea of what
videos Floyd have done. Since these tapes circulate in a
variety of track lists, this is simply a listing of what we
know was on those tapes in 1995. If you obtain a video
anthology, do not be surprised if the tracks on your tape
differ from the below list.
Video Anthology Volume 1
"Arnold Layne" (excerpt from promo)
"Interstellar Overdrive" (excerpt from Granada TV)
"Pow R Toc H" (Look of the Week, BBC '67)
"Astronomy Domine" with Syd and Roger, interview (BBC '67)
"Interstellar Overdrive" (film of PF in studio, '67)
"The Scarecrow" (Pathe Newsreel)
"Apples and Oranges" (American Bandstand, US TV '67)
"Apples and Oranges" (promo -- the one with Roger lip-synching)
"See Emily Play" (promo '68)
"A Saucerful of Secrets" (excerpts from 1968 and mid 70s)
"Let There Be More Light" (excerpt from promo '68)
"Flaming" (French TV, Feb. 20, '68)
"Let There Be More Light" (French TV, Oct. 31, '68)
"Flaming (French TV, Oct. 31, '68)
"Astronomy Domine" (promo)
"The Scarecrow" (promo)
"Set The Controls..." (Belgian TV, '68)
"Set The Controls..." (BBC, '68)
"Point Me At The Sky" (promo)
"It Would Be So Nice" (live excerpt, '69)
"Sysyphus" (live excerpt, '69)
"Atom Heart Mother" (Tokyo)
"Cymbaline" (KQED Studios 1970)
"Set The Controls..." (Holland Pop Festival)
"A Saucerful Of Secrets" (Holland Pop Festival)
"Careful With That Axe, Eugene" (Australian TV 1971)
"Set The Controls..." (from "Heart Of The Sun" film -- 1973)
"Careful With That Axe, Eugene" ("Superstars In Concert" -- 1973)
"Any Colour You Like" (various clips, early 70s)
"Brain Damage/Eclipse" (backdrop film -- from MTV Weekend)
"Welcome To The Machine" (backdrop film -- from MTV Weekend)
"Pigs On The Wing" (Battersea Power Station)
"The Happiest Days Of Our Lives" (live in London -- 1980)
"Another Brick In The Wall, pt.2" (promo)
"Comfortably Numb" (Nassau Coliseum, NY 1980)
"Pink Floyd The Wall" (theatrical trailer)
"When The Tigers Broke Free" (promo)
"The Gunner's Dream" (from the "Final Cut" video EP)
"The Final Cut" (same as above)
"Not Now John" (same as above)
"The Fletcher Memorial Home" (same as above)
"Learning To Fly" -- Version #1 (promo)
"On The Turning Away" (live promo)
"Dogs Of War" (live promo - from Pink Floyd Weekend, I think)
"Signs of Life" (excerpt - from Pink Floyd Weekend on MTV)
"One Slip" (live promo -- Italian TV)
"On the Run" (Backdrop film, '87)
"Run Like Hell" (Unreleased live clip, Atlanta, '87)
"Yet Another Movie" (Live Venice July 15,'89)
"Shine on You Crazy Diamond" (Knebworth, '90)
"Take It Back" (Promo, '94)
"Keep Talking" (live Boston, May 14,'94)
"High Hopes" (promo,'94)
"One Of These Days" (from animated film "French Windows")
"A Collection Of Great Dance Songs" (TV Commercial)
"A Momentary Lapse Of Reason" (US TV AD)
"Learning To Fly" -- Version #2 (promo)
"Win A Plane" (MTV contest)
The Pink Floyd Archives has a list of all known (to Vernon at
least) videos, both for Pink Floyd and Solo. These include all
known live shows. For more information, see the Pink Floyd
Archives website at
Vernon by e-mail at PFArchives@compuserv.com