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Comfortably Numb: The Inside Story of Pink Floyd

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  • Posted February 11, 2010

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    The best Pink Floyd biography that I've read

    I just finished the book today. This is the second Pink Floyd biography I've read (the other being A Saucer Full of Secrets) and this was the better of the two. On the front cover there's a quote from Kirkus that reads "Chances are you probably won't see another Pink Floyd book on the shelves anytime soon because this one gets it right". I would agree but as I said I've only read two of them. The Pros and Cons of the book are as followed:


    1. This book really goes into the history of the band both on and off the stage.

    2. It really delves into the early part of their existence during the UFO years.

    3. The book lists and describes some Floyd songs that have never been released.

    4. It's pretty up to date. The book ends with a Syd tribute concert where Waters performs one of his own songs while the remainder of Floyd (Pre-Wrights death) does a rendition of "Arnold Layne".

    5. It doesn't skimp of the details of Live at Pompeii, which I found interesting.

    6. It's written in a way that appeals to the more visual learner. It's like watching a documentary instead of reading some hack journalists attempt to write about an experience he was too young to remember.

    7. He gets Roger's input which if I remember right the other book lacked.

    8. The book dispels a lot of the myths surrounding Syd.


    1. The book does delve into Syd's past but focuses too much at times on his hanger-on's. At times I felt like "who cares". But that's just me. He could have summed up a lot of it instead of going on and on about these people.

    2. Although the book does get Water's input the book paints him as a real negative character. From what I've read before I'm sure it's true but it wasn't as objective as I thought it might be. At times it was like Dave could do no wrong while Waters was a soulless jerk. Roger was the guiding force behind Floyd's most successful time (Dark Side-The Wall) and Gilmore, Wright, and Mason were just riding on his coattails so why not give him more credit.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 4, 2013

    Amazing "You are There" history of a Rock and Roll era

    After glancing through the copy licensed to my local library, I knew I had to have my own copy. Pink Floyd remains my favorite Rock and Roll Band. This book tells me who they were and are. What an adventure.

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    Posted May 10, 2012

    Medicine cat den

    We need a med cat and med cat app. Heartstar

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  • Posted April 17, 2011

    Comfortably Fascinating!

    I really enjoyed this read because it brings back so many good memories. I was three years old when the Beatles played Shea Stadium for the first time and I have vivid memories of the life and times of those trying times.

    The insight of Syd's demise as expressed by the band members, through the author, is disheartening at best. But the trials of the band from it's beginnings is really exciting, in the times of experimentation and the conquest of that experimentation. The rudiments of the lightshows at their beginning tells a great deal of what we had to deal with in those early years of the technological revolution which has all but defined the Pink Floyd.

    Roger and David while at virtually constant odds make the music that inspires a generation and beyond.

    Well written and full of foibles. Enjoyed it thoroughly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2010

    Pink Floyd fans read this book

    Any fan of Pink Floyd should read this book. Excellent behind the scenes detail.

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