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!

Us + Them, Toronto

For this podcast, as the title would suggest, we go to Toronto’s Air Canada Centre for an excellent recording from Roger’s “Us + Them Tour” 2nd October 2017.  This particular recording, thanks to Terry, is previously un-circulated (I believe) and doctored up for super sound!

Starting the podcast off is the 2019 remix of One Slip.  The pod caps with the remastered version of Run Like Hell from “Delicate Sound of Thunder”, also featured in the upcoming ”Later Years Box Set”, now due for release on 13, December.  I hope you enjoy!  Here’s the playlist!

The Later Years

If you’re as excited as I am about the new Pink Floyd box set than this podcast should hold you over until it drops on the 29th of November.  This podcast features a sample of that’s to come. Here’s the playlist!  Enjoy! And if you do, please be sure to leave a comment below or on the Facebook or Twitter fan pages.

Watching The World Upon The Wall

This edition of Brain Damage features Roger’s second to last gig with Pink Floyd before he left the band and it’s the first time I’ve featured a Wall concert from 1981, 16th of June to be exact.  Not sure what took me so long but this recording is excellent and perhaps the best from Earl’s Court.  Its all been doctored up to sound the best it can.  If you already have this recording, feel free to compare.  I think you’ll be pleased.  Hope you enjoy and if you do, please consider a small donation, thank you!  The playlist is fairly obvious but HERE it is anyway.  We start things off, however with Roger singing Wish You Were Here in London last week.  As always, thank you for the download.

Into Little Pieces

For this edition of Brain Damage, its Floyd live at The Sporto, 28 June, 1973.  This recording has been around for a while but this time it gets the doctored treatment… a little.  There’s a few flaws within the recording that even I can’t fix but not all is lost. I explain in the podcast.  Pink Floyd put on a gripping show and the recording is very good,  So here it is, flaws ‘n all!  Before however, I figure a nice 25 minute version of Shine On You Crazy Diamond would be fitting since The Sport gig is a diamond in the rough.  Hope you like.  Here’s the playlist