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.
Live from The Rainbow Theater in Finsbury Park, London. This was the second of two shows on the 4th of November 1973. This particular gig started at 9pm and was done to benefit former Soft Machine front-man Robert Wyatt who had broken his spine after falling from a third floor window during a party.
This was the last time Pink Floyd performed the same night with their friends, Soft Machine apart from Nick Mason who occasionally played drums for Robert Wyatt in solo projects, including Nick Mason’s Fictitious Sports. This was also the last concert of 1973, before Pink Floyd’s 1974 French Tour and it was the last time material from Obscured By Clouds would be performed live. It’s a great performance! Here’s the setlist.
The first podcast of 2013 and keeping it close to home. You all voted on facebook for a 1972-73 era Pink Floyd concert. There seemed to be a leaning towards a 1973 gig.
So for this one it’s from Boston at the Music Hall, 14th March 1973. It’s decent recording but it needed a lot of work. Doctored up and I hope it sounds good for you. It may need a tweak on your system’s EQ then again, it may not. Enjoy! Please don’t forget the donation button is located on the “about” section located above. Thanks!
Show #190, Release date: 15. August, 2012
This one’s to help the Dome in Brighton and a special guest joins me to discuss how we can do that. So, quick!! Theres not much time left to show your support to help the Brighton Dome restore its history with Pink Floyd. Pledge your interest along with the likes of Guy Pratt at http://thedarksideofthemoon.co.uk/the-brighton-dome/
This podcast is taken from a bootleg called “Return From The Dark Profound”. I’ve avoided this for the most part because the quality is not up to my standards but the historical significance trumps the quality. Until Pink Floyd decides to release the rest of the Brighton 72 gigs, this is the only recording we got (there are others with different titles, but its all from the same source). I’ve attempted to doctored it up as best I could and I think I’ve accomplished that to some degree. You be the judge.
Show #140 Release date: 30. August, 2009
I’ve been in a early to mid Seventies funk lately so what better time to take care of a request for a gig from that era. We start out with a good bye song from Boston because us Bostonians are twisted that way then we find ourselves on the dark side of the largest city in Switzerland at the Hallenstadion, 9. December 1972. Doctored for supersound… Enjoy!
Show #125 – Release date: 31. January 2009
It’s been a while featuring an early 70’s gig. We go back to 1972. According to Nick Mason, it was a year when Pink Floyd felt a ‘revitalized sense of purpose.’ Four months before the release of Dark Side Of The Moon, the band threw down a great gig in Böblingen, Germany, 15. November 1972.
Show #69 Release date: 29. September, 2006
Wow, three podcasts this month. Lucky you. For this podcast we visit The Palace Theater in Waterbury Connecticut* 18. March 1973. The sound quality was rather mucky before I polished it up as best I could. I had to locate more than one source and even take clips from other shows to fill in some gaps. It’s an “off the beaten path” location for a Pink Floyd gig. Why not Hartford? Anyway, this podcast will be last to feature a Dark Side of The Moon set for a while. Hope you dig!
*March 7 2010: UPDATE!!! Its quite possible this recording is actually from Radio City Music Hall. That show didn’t start until 1:30am on the 18th.
Tribute band The Pink Floyd Experience will be performing at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, CT, Saturday, 10. February 2007 at 7pm (just happens to be on my birthday so I’ll see you there)
Show #65 Release date: 4. August, 2006
The third and final installment of the L.A. Concert series. The premiere of Dark Side of The Moon for the Hollywood glitterati, 22. September 1972.
The Hollywood Bowl officially opened in 1922 on the site of a natural amphitheater formerly known as the Daisy Dell. Roger and his band will perform Dark Side of The Moon at “The Bowl” later this year, October 5th, 6th, and 7th.
This podcast starts out with David Gilmour’s acoustic performance of Dark Globe, recorded live last week 27. July 2006 at Clam Castle, Klam, Austria, as a tribute to Roger Barrett.
Photo: The Hollywood Bowl during setup for Pink Floyd’s concert on 22 Sept.1972.