Pink Floyd: One of the Greatest Bands to See Live


If you’re a fan of rock, you have doubtlessly heard of Pink Floyd. The psychedelic rock band of the 70s made waves in the music world with a legacy that lasts to this day. Their most popular album, The Dark Side of the Moon, “topped the Billboard Top LPs & Tapes chart for a week and remained in the chart for 741 weeks from 1973 to 1988.” In addition, the album has sold an estimated 45 million copies sold and is one of the best-selling worldwide. If I could pick one band to see live, it would definitely be them.

Pink Floyd was also known for their innovative live performances. They often used new techniques at their shows including the then newly introduced quadraphonic speaker systems, which projected the sound 270 degrees around a venue. One of their most memorable performances, the In The Flesh tour, employed the use of a large inflatable floating pig named “Algie”. The pig was filled with helium and propane and exploded mid-concert while floating above the audience.

One of my personal favorite performances, however, is the 10-minute version of “Comfortably Numb”, one of their most popular songs, which was performed in 1994 as part of their The Division Bell tour. This version included a 6-minute guitar solo combined with a dazzling light show and a giant disco ball which would descend and open in the middle of the show.

All in all, Pink Floyd’s live performance experimentation made them one of the most entertaining bands to see perform live. I would pay a considerable amount of money to see all of them perform live again. However, given that one of their key members, Richard Wright, died in 2008, this would involve some sort of time travelling device.

What about you? What band would you love to see live? Write about it and get an entire hour of volunteer time! It couldn’t be easier!

Beard and Mustaches That Rock


As a self-proclaimed facial hair enthusiast and rock and roll deejay, it only seems natural to notice that there are a lot of musicians with epic face hair. From classic rock to hip hop, interesting facial hair is a feature in an industry that loves crazy looks.

The band "The Beards" is proof of the relationship between face hair and good tunes

 

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Furyon Band and Album Review


Furyon’s latest album Gravitas, Has just recently come out and it is a great example of metal. Very hard head banging fun! Having listened to the album they actually remind me a fair amount of the band Killswitch Engage. This band, coming from the UK originally, has done very well in my opinion. Bringing a cool combination of  heavy metal, progressive, and classic rock. Though I don’t always listen to metal this is definitely a bad that I would keep on my playlist if I was in the mood. [Read more…]

Foreigner: Acoustique, Classic Rock Unplugged


This past weekend, Foreigner played at the Silver Legacy in Reno as part of their “Feels Like the First Time” tour. Though I wasn’t able to go to the concert, my best friend’s clients did, and even got to meet the band backstage. They got their autographs and the new acoustic cd, but apparently weren’t very interested in keeping either, which is how I found myself the proud new owner of a cd of an awesome classic rock band. [Read more…]