Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pink Floyd Sang The Blues Too

This is not Seamus, but Nobs, from The Live in Pompeii concert. 

The Beatles did it. Cyndi Lauper did it. Shit, even Steven Seagal did it. So, why can't Pink Floyd?

The Floyd, known for their psychedelic rock experiments, got a dog, named Seamus, into the studio and recorded a 12-bar blues with Seamus howling in the background like a sick dog. The slide guitar playing by David Gilmour and the bluesy piano of Richard Wright keep things bluesy. Roger Waters is on bass. The song appears on the 1971 album, Meddle.

Just another example of the cross-genre usage of the blues!

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