Sunday, 17 June 2007

7 Ages of Rock: Pink Floyd

Once again we are looking back, now only to our childhood but that of our parents. The ‘Seven Ages of Rock’ series aired on Channel 4 has rediscovered some right video gems with performances from Bowie/ Ziggy Stardust, The Velvet Underground, Roxy Music, The Hendrix Experience and Pink Floyd.

It is with Pink Floyd that we would like to direct this blog entry, focusing upon an amalgamation of their audio-visual performances and sampling that stretches right up to the present day with covers and remixes from Scissor Sisters and Eric Prydz.

Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ tour is of predominance within one of the “Seven ages” documentaries, where a wall is gradually erected between the audience and the band, sought to represent the alienation felt by the band who felt their music was evolving away from their original experimental roots as a result of their increasing fame.

Illustrations and animations were then projected onto the wall, which culminated in its destruction.

You can watch the video here:

‘Pulse’ is a live recording from their Earl’s Court concert inn 1994 and is available on both CD and DVD. In Typical Floyd style the ‘Pulse’ DVD features an outstanding audio-visual display of lasers, videos and animations set against a backdrop of timeless records including ‘Breath’, ‘Money’, and ‘Another brick in the wall’.

Here is just a sample from the Pulse concert:

In mentioning timelessness, Pink Floyd’s music has been sampled on numerous occasions, non more recent that the 2006 rerub titled ‘Proper Education’ by Eric Prydz…… what a great band indeed.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I had the Pulse gig on video, but have just bought it again on DVD. A truly amazing concert, thanks for the refresh!