Black Holes In The Sky

Photo: Jill Furmanovsky

It’s the 1974 British Winter. Plink Floyd has added three new songs taking up the entire first set and revamped and improved their production for The Dark Side of The Moon set. From Empire Pool, 15. November 1974.  Listen to this podcast to find out how you can WIN a very cool A3 print of the image shown from Rockarchive.com!  Click the playlist for more details! Good luck!

 

Fillmore West 2.0

Sometimes better versions of concert recordings or more complete versions pop up over time. This podcast is an upgrade to a recording I featured 13 years ago. A much better version recently surfaced so I figured why not pay a revisit. It’s slightly doctored for supersound but credit goes to Buffalofloyd of Yeeshkul for fixing this up. It’s an epic gig from Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA. 29, April. 1970.  Here’s the playlist!

Down In A Pig Mine

I hope this finds you well. Here’s the latest podcast, finally. This is taken from a RoIO called California Stockyard, recorded on 7th of May 1977, at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, California. 

A ton of doctoring when into this. Heres the playlist. Dig it!

Live In Brussels

For this installment, we go back to 5th of December 1972, Brussels Belgium. The recording was produced by a taper named “OPUS 5”, it is a very good to borderline excellent stereo recording but it needed some help. I explain more in the podcast but its all doctored up for supersound! We also close the podcast with a new track by Jon Carin!  Here’s the playlist!  Please consider a small donation?  Thank you for your support!

Santa Monica 1970

I figured it’s time for a good old fashioned Pink Floyd concert from the spring of 1970. How about something from the west coast, like Santa Monica, California at the The Civic Auditorium. Its a fantastic gig! A lot of careful work went into this recording which I can appreciate. I explain more in the podcast. I’m surprised this has flown under my radar for so long as it has but here it is and here’s the playlist!  Enjoy!

In Perfect Isolation

All done!  From my audio laboratory deep down in a bunker away from COVID19, riots, and what seems like the end of the world, here is the latest edition of Brain Damage!  For this we check out what Roger, Guy Pratt and David and his Von Trapped family have been doing to keep busy.  Here’s the playlist. Enjoy!

Amsterdam 2018

For this edition we go to The Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam.  Roger Waters filmed his concerts there over a period of four days and released the film in cinemas across the globe for two nights only this past October.  The film was released in digital format only back in March, but was quickly taken down within 24 hours (or something like that) for whatever reason. It was just announced its being released again next month but with the previously missing tracks “Smell The Roses” and “Comfortably Numb” included.  I already took care of that for you.  Enjoy!  Here’s the playlist!

📸:Kenneth Verburg

Houston 1994

Its just another average Pink Floyd gig from The North American Division Bell Tour from Houston, Texas’ Rice University Stadium, 5th April 1994.

All is well until halfway through the second set, torrential rain wreaked havoc on the bands entire stage, sound and lighting system.  Eventually the plug was pulled with about 10 to 15 minutes left in the show.  Houston, we have a problem!  Here’s the playlist!  Enjoy!

The Eyes Have It (part 2)

Hope you’ve been enjoying the last podcast.  By now you probably feel like someone’s watching you.  This was more of the difficult themed podcasts I’ve worked on.  Feast your eyes on this, part two of The Eyes Have it!  Here’s the playlist. Have fun with it!

The Eyes Have It (part 1)

Jeepers creepers! Where did the time go?  So sorry for the lateness on this one and on a leap year no less!  This podcast was going to be a very long one originally but it was too much so I ended up breaking it up into two parts.  Part 2 will be posted in two weeks.

For  this, its all about the eyes. You see them pop up many times in Floyd’s lyrics.  I hope you enjoy this one of two.  Here’s the playlist!  I decided to have some fun with it.  See if you can figure out whats what.

Rattle That Lock, Toronto

You recall the podcast from November, well it’s now David Gilmour’s turn at the Air Canada Centre!  Our friend Terry, who recorded Roger’s gig there also captured David’s first visit to Toronto in 10 years.  This time Terry (and his friend) provided me their master, high res audio so I could do my magic.  For this podcast, its a matrix recording from David’s first night in “Hollywood North.”  Hope you enjoy!  Here’s the playlist.  Image thanks to Ken Murphy.

Addendum

By now, hopefully you got The Later Years box set!  It’s fantastic but since the announcement of its release, it was clear there were some glaring omissions.  For this edition of Brain Damage I give you, what I think, should of been included. This podcast will make a nice companion.  Here’s the playlist!  Enjoy!  Happy Festivus, Merry/Happy Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, or Happy Kwanzaa!