Comfortably Numb: The Inside Story of Pink Floyd

Comfortably Numb: The Inside Story of Pink Floyd

by Mark Blake
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Comfortably Numb: The Inside Story of Pink Floyd by Mark Blake

Mark Blake draws on his own interviews with band members as well as the group's friends, road crew, musical contemporaries, former housemates, and university colleagues to produce a riveting history of one of the biggest rock bands of all time. We follow Pink Floyd from the early psychedelic nights at UFO, to the stadium-rock and concept-album zenith of the seventies, to the acrimonious schisms of the late '80s and '90s. Along the way there are fascinating new revelations about Syd Barrett's chaotic life at the time of Piper at the Gates of Dawn, the band's painstaking and Byzantine recording sessions at Abbey Road, and the fractious negotiations to bring about their fragile, tantalizing reunion in Hyde Park.

Meticulous, exacting, and ambitious as any Pink Floyd album, Comfortably Numb is the definitive account of this most adventurous—and most English—rock band.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786727087
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 11/25/2008
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 490,205
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Mark Blake is the editor of Dylan: Visions, Portraits&Back Pages, and Punk: The Whole Story. He lives in London.

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Comfortably Numb 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Mike_ More than 1 year ago
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.
Recovered More than 1 year ago
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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One of my favorite songs. Everytime i go to school that song pops in my head. Especially math. " ay! Teacher! Leave us kids alone!"
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