Frankfurt 77

For this edition of Brain Damage, its an excellent audience recording from the beginning of the “In The Flesh Tour’, 27 January, 1977 in Frankfurt Germany at the Festhalle.

This bootleg is titled “From The Masters” and is noted as one of the best sounding shows from the European leg of the tour. The band’s performance is solid throughout the show and it’s now all doctored for supersound! Vastly improved sound for sure but you be the judge. First we start off with Pink Floyd’s latest, with Hey Hey Rise Up!  Please leave a comment and donate! Thank you and enjoy! Here’s the playlst.

War Torn

Not sure where to begin…
It’s been a bad month. Lost a friend. Lost a job. Could be worse and it’s nothing compared to what the people of Ukraine are dealing with or any other victim of a war torn place. My heart goes out to them. This podcast is for them. Here’s the playlist.

Here’s a few links if you want to help out.
Ukrainian Red Cross Society
Doctors Without Borders
World Central Kitchen

Thanks: Pink Floyd Collectors
Dedicated to Jon A.

Eclipse – At Rainbow Theater

It was 50 years ago TODAY, Pink Floyd performed their 4th night at The Rainbow Theater, Finsbury Park, London. “In Rainbow Light” all doctored (as much as possible) for supersound. The first set consists mostly of “Best Of Tour 72” and the rest from other sources. I did the best I could to improve the sound from one to another. Enjoy! Here’s the playlist.

Saarbrücken 1970

The definitive Pink Floyd radio show is back for it’s 17th year as a podcast. In this edition we take a listen to a nice clean rip from a famous vinyl bootleg called “Pictures of Pink Floyd!” It was released in two volumes in 1971, with a gripping ten minute improv before Embryo, sometimes called “Corrosion”, but on this bootleg it was titled “The librest spacement (monitor).

To start things off, I feature a cut from 20 February, 1972 at the Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London. Remastered and doctored for supersound!. Here’s the playlist! Enjoy!

The Last Bell

Photo by Jill Furmanovsky

Earl’s Court 1994. Photo by Jill Furmanovsky

WIN an A3 print of this image from RockArchive.com! Here’s an excellent DAT master recording from block 3, row X, at Earl’s Court, 29 October, 1994. Its an amazing recording with a little grit all EQ’d, doctored up and whatnot. It was the last show of the Division Bell Tour and would be the last Pink Floyd concert until 2005 when the band reunited for their appearance at Live8. Enjoy!  Here’s the playlist.

The Night

It’s not just about the time of day, its also about the mood. Much like Sunrise and Sundown, except this podcast goes through the night. Each track mentions the night and some others just feel like it. Perfect listening anytime or the night, of course. Enjoy! Here’s the playlist and please donate!

Floyd PVD 1987

PVD is the airport code for Providence, Rhode Island. For this podcast, we go back to the 17th of October, 1987. Its the second of two nights about a month into the A Momentary Lapse of Reason Tour. Its the bands first time back to the New England area since 1977 and Floyd first time in Providence since 1973. The southern New England crowd is understandably very excited. I explain more in the podcast but I spent three months doctoring this up and the results have far surpassed my expectations. The podcast starts off with a newly surfaced demo of Yet Another Movie! I hope you enjoy! Please comment and if you’d like, donate! Thank you! Here’s the playlist. Be sure to look for a free lossless version on Yeeshkul, TDD and Dime shortly. Big thank you to the taper, Barry Rogoff (Balrog). Tapers ticket. Ticket (thanks Terry)

The Wall L.A. Premiere!

It’s been a while since I’ve featured a Wall gig and I’ve passed over this one long enough. This is an interesting concert from Pink Floyd’s opening night of The Wall Tour in Los Angeles, California, 7. February, 1980. A few years ago, a new transfer was made from the master tapes but it still had some flaws. Some that were fixed and some that weren’t or went overlooked, anyway, not anymore. If you have this recording already in your collection, you’ll still want to check this out because it will be the best version of this recording you’ve heard. I gave it the doctored treatment! Here’s the playlist. Enjoy!

Rotterdam 1994

Nothing is better than a big outdoor concert in the summertime! I’m sure Ive said it before but it makes me happy. This is one show I wish I had been to because its got such a cool vibe. Live from Rotterdam, Netherlands, Stadion Feijenoord, affectionately called De Kuip, 4. September, 1994! The band sounds great and everyone is having a good time. The sound quality is excellent to begin with but it had some flaws that needed to be addressed. Its all fixed up and doctored! Here’s the playlist but you really don’t need it. Interestingly, the band played only three songs from The Division Bell. Enjoy! Donate! Thank you!

Singles

Brain Damaged listener Diego of Argentina asked if I’d make a podcast focusing on Pink Floyd’s singles. Well, funny he should ask. Before Brain Damage – The definitive Pink Floyd radio show was a podcast, it was on terrestrial radio in the Boston area out of Tufts University’s WMFO. I managed to get 38 shows over the air but never recorded them for posterity. So, over the years, I’ve recreated some of those missing episodes. Singles was one of those shows. Enjoy!  Here’s the playlist!

Montreal 1977 (revisited)

It’s perhaps the most famous Pink Floyd concert. I’ve featured it way back in 2006 but since then, recorder 2 was painstakingly remastered by a guy called ‘Hippopotamus’ in 2013. Just recently, the same, was speed corrected our friend by MOB in 2021. The result is A-MAZE-ING!  Hope you like it and be sure to play it loud!  Here’s the playlist. Enjoy!

Roger In Newport

When Roger announced via Facebook on May 21, 2015 that he would be participating in the 2015 Newport Folk Festival and promised “an intimate appearance specifically crafted set for Newport Folk,” the ambiguity of his declaration had Floyd-heads reeling at the possibilities. Here is a great sounding FoH mix of Roger Waters live at the Newport Folk Festival on July 24th 2015. Here’s the playlist! Doctored for super-sound. Enjoy!

This podcast is dedicated in memory of “Bluenose Matt” Amore.