Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Sid Barrett, RIP

Shine on, you deceased diamond. If you haven't heard the first Pink Floyd album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, you've really missed out as it's an amazing bit of acid-pop.

On the subject of Floyd, I rewatched their Live at Pompeii video recently; well, it was the first time I'd seen the updated version but I'd seen the original before. It's also recommended, not only because one gets to see them recording Dark Side of the Moon but also because the interview segments are obviously influential upon This is Spinal Tap. There are lots of parallels in PF's behavior and the way they respond to the director's questions and the behavior and responses of Tap; there's even some mock-complaining about refreshments from Floyd. I'd be really shocked if Guest and McKean said they'd never seen the Pompeii movie.

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