Imagine you and only a dozen other people in a large film studio, all sitting on plastic garden chairs watching Roger and his band rehearse for an upcoming tour. This podcast will make imagining that a lot easier. “In The Flesh” World tour rehearsals at Bray Studios in Windsor, U.K., 22 February 2002. Here’s the playlist
For this podcast, practice makes perfect! It’s very similar to a previous podcast I did 10 years ago called “Soundcheck” (which makes for a great companion to this edition of brain damage) anyway… this time, its a complete 1994 soundcheck! When I was going through stuff, I was surprised that I never featured this entire rehearsal before. I’ve only played a few bits and pieces. So… why not. All doctored up for your ears! A rare glimpse into very laid back Pink Floyd rehearsal. Here’s the playlist.
It’s more fun if you go straight to the podcast and listen. See if you can put it together without reading this description. If you want it all explained, then keep reading. This podcast was a difficult one to put together. I could of gone in so many different directions with songs that mentioned guns, knives and bombs. Instead it became militaristic with “a hint” of war in the air. It was after all a huge part of Pink Floyd’s music, given the effects it had on Roger and growing up in post WWII UK. Sit in your bunker and enjoy! Here’s the playlist.
Brain Damage, the definitive Pink Floyd radio show enters it’s 13th year with a great concert from Floyd’s 1973 Dark Side of The Moon North American Tour. Live from the Maple Leaf in Toronto Canada eh. All doctored up as best I can. Please leave your comments. Thanks for listening and a BIG THANK YOU to those who made it possible for me to do what I do. Here’s the playlist.
Finally I got to do what I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. The first half of this podcast is what it would sound like if Roger had actually done a full Animals set. Its a fun listen. The second half is David in Brazil. Here’s the playlist. Thank you for listing and for your support throughout the year. Cheers!
FoH is for Front of House. This podcast is chuck full of goodies. Roger breaks out three new songs and David adds a guitar solo! For this episode, we go back to the desert for a crystal clear, front of house recording of Roger’s first weekend performance at Desert Trip, Empire Polo Grounds Indio, California 9. October 2016. It’s a long one. Here’s the playlist
Its been a while since I posted something from Floyd’s “Another Lapse Tour” and its the first time I’ve posted something from Sweden. Så, njut av den här utgåvan av Brain Damamge. Det är en utmärkt inspelning från Globe Arena 15, juni 1989. Här är spellistan!
This is almost like a continuation from the last podcast. It picks up where the other left off. Lines were very long to get in the venue. Roger tours with 18 trucks full of gear for his 2017 Us+ Them North American Tour. Greensboro Coliseum only has three bays to unload, which made it a nightmare for the roadies because it badly slowed their set up time. They managed to get things set up just in time but not before crowds were supposed to be let in. Anyway, this is an excellent recording from the floor, center stage. Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, N.C., 18. July, 2017. Here’s the playlist.
Photo: Josh Hampton