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German Rolling Stone majors on The Dark Side of the Moon

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:27:26 +0100

With next month seeing the 45th anniversary of the release of Pink Floyd's iconic The Dark Side of the Moon, an increase in coverage of this album is bound to happen as March approaches. One of the first (if not THE first) of the items of interest, is now available in Germany. The localised version of Rolling Stone magazine has a cover feature on The Dark Side Of The Moon - The album that changed everything with a suitably intriguing graphic to help it stand out on the store shelves. In the preface to the article, Pink Floyd: The crack in the moon, they note that In 1972, Pink Floyd began recording The Dark Side Of The Moon at Abbey Road Studios, which became one of Rock's most famous and best-selling albums - and the last album they co-produced conciliarly. 45 years after its release, Arne Willander traces the path of the groundbreaking work and the first cracks in the band. For more information, visit RollingStone.de (https://www.rollingstone.de/rolling-stone-im-februar-2018-titelthema-pink-floyd-1439021/). Our thanks as ever to Michael Nickel for his help with sharing information on Floyd related things.(image)



The Roger Waters 2018 Us + Them tour adds dates in Mexico

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:46:03 +0100

Some great news for our friends in Mexico - three dates have been announced for that country as part of the Roger Waters 2018 Us + Them tour, with tickets going on sale next week. The regular sale of tickets starts on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21st at 11am CST (local time), via Ticketmaster.com.mx (http://www.ticketmaster.com.mx/) or the direct links below [click 'TICKETS']. Please note: there's a ticket presale beginning on MONDAY 19th FEBRUARY starting at 11am CST ending on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20th at Midnight, through the same links. Here are the newly announced dates: November 28th - Palacio De Los Deportes, Mexico City, Mexico (http://www.brain-damage.co.uk/2018-tour-zone/november-28th-palacio-de-los-deportes-mexico-city-m.html) - TICKETS (http://www.ticketmaster.com.mx/event/1400539A0E7EC9BB) December 4th - Arena VFG, Guadalajara, Mexico (http://www.brain-damage.co.uk/2018-tour-zone/december-4th-arena-vfg-guadalajara-mexico.html) - TICKETS (http://www.ticketmaster.com.mx/event/14005449AC453CAE) December 8th - Arena Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico (http://www.brain-damage.co.uk/2018-tour-zone/december-8th-arena-monterrey-monterrey-mexico.html) - TICKETS (http://www.ticketmaster.com.mx/) Dedicated pages for each newly announced show on the tour are now live, joining the show pages already shown in the 2018 Roger Waters tour area (http://www.brain-damage.co.uk/2018-tour-zone/2.html). If any further dates on the Australian/New Zealand/European/South American/Mexican tour is announced, a page for each concert will be in place: the location to find out information on each show, and to see, once the concert has taken place, pictures, video and commentary.(image)



Brain Damage website - we're back!

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 19:43:33 +0100

Regular visitors to Brain Damage will be aware that the site has had issues over the last week. Whilst the site looked OK, none of the content was loading or viewable for anyone. Our sincere apologies for this - it was due to a server issue at our website hosts; their repair work changed some software on that server, to a different version that wasn't compatible with Brain Damage. Very frustrating for us, and I'm sure, just as frustrating for you all! Particular thanks go to our friends at 3B Digital (http://www.3bweb.com) for - as ever - really prompt and expert help in diagnosing the issue, and helping us towards the solution. This involved moving to a new cloud-based hosting solution which hopefully will bring improvements (as well as getting the site back up and running properly!). The downside - for us - is that the hosting costs have increased, so it's a great time to thank all of you who use our links to the likes of Amazon, Ticketmaster, eBay and other sites (see the intro text near the top of the home page). If you buy ANYTHING (not just Floyd related goodies) after entering those sites using our links, it gives a small but vital contribution toward the ongoing running costs of the site, without costing you a penny or cent extra! Needless to say, it is hugely appreciated - we get no funding, so hosting and other costs come out my own pocket... Again, apologies for the lack of Brain Damage over the last week, but hopefully all is now back to normal. As a side note, during the issues we used our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/BrainDamageUK) for updates, so make sure you Like our page so you get any updates - it's also a place where we sometimes have additional material/videos, information and suchlike, so don't miss out!(image)



Roger Waters talks to Australian TV

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 16:49:31 +0100

A new interview with Roger Waters has aired on Australian TV, as his 2018 Us + Them tour kicks off in Sydney. The interview, with Angela Bishop for Network Ten's morning shows Studio 10, looks at his music past and present, and touring the world with his latest work. You can view the interview below:(image)



Happy birthday, Nick Mason!

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 10:00:00 +0100

Passion for Speed (http://www.brain-damage.co.uk/books/passion-for-speed-nick-mason-and-mark-hales-2.html), is worth checking out, as is the DVD of the same name (http://www.brain-damage.co.uk/dvds-and-videos/passion-for-speed-ferrari-enzo-dvd-nick-mason-and-mark-2.html) focusing on his Ferrari Enzo car (with Nick heavily involved). Of course, for those who haven't read it, Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd (http://www.brain-damage.co.uk/books/inside-out-2011-edition-updated-paperback-nick-mason-2.html) is an absolute essential read, and available in a variety of editions: hardback, softback (paperback) and audiobook, read by Nick himself... Musically, more recently there has been the release of The Endless River, which has had Nick back on the drums in David Gilmour's south coast studio, augmenting the existing recordings with some new drumwork. He has also been heavily involved with The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains, staged last year in London, and is currently pulling the crowds in to MACRO in Rome, Italy. Nick has contributed to a number of magazines on motoring issues over the years (including a fascinating monthly column in Octane Magazine), and also became president of the Guild of Motoring Writers. He is a trustee of the Beaulieu National Motor Museum, and a life member and Guardian of the BRDC (British Racing Drivers Club). He has been involved in motor racing since the early 1970s and has entered Le Mans five times. Many happy returns, Nick!(image)



New eBook: The Making Of Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 16:14:15 +0100

Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B077PZYL4C/braindamage-21), Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B077PZYL4C/braindamage-20), Amazon Canada (http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B077PZYL4C/braindamageon-20), Amazon France (http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/B077PZYL4C/braindamageon-21), Amazon Germany (http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B077PZYL4C/braindamage0f-21), Amazon Spain (http://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B077PZYL4C/braidama01-21) and Amazon Italy (http://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B077PZYL4C/bradamonl-21).(image)



The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains opens in Rome, Italy

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 12:47:49 +0100

www.thelunatics.it (http://www.thelunatics.it). The Lunatics have ten pieces on display (see picture, below) in the Italian staging of the exhibition, which is open now at Rome's Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma, also known as MACRO. The exhibition is due to run until July 1st 2018. Tickets are now available through Vivaticket (http://www.vivaticket.it) and as we've noted before, advance booking is highly recommended. Now, over to Stefano... On January 16th The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains was presented at the MACRO in Rome, with the presence of the Mayor of Rome, Virginia Raggi, and the councillor for culture Luca Bergamo, together with two of the members of the band, Nick Mason and Roger Waters. After the huge success at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the exhibition has now arrived in Rome for the first international staging; an exhibition that celebrates the historic British rock band 50 years after its birth.(image)



Inside the Brain of Gerald Scarfe

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:59:18 +0100

The UK's BBC Radio 4 looks Inside the Brain of Gerald Scarfe (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08wp16h) on Friday, January 26th at 11am, in an exploration of the creative mind. Gerald Scarfe's drawings have intrigued and alarmed for more than fifty years but where do his ideas come from? Professor Vincent Walsh of the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience has a theory he wants to pursue. Vincent is an expert in the workings of the visual brain; he thinks that two specific areas may be talking to each other in an unexpected way, resulting in recognisable faces being mixed up with recognisable objects, hence Mrs Thatcher as an axe, a handbag, and even a shark. Now, cartoonist and neuroscientist are going to meet. I for one would be fascinated to know what's going on in my brain... said Scarfe, best known with Pink Floyd fans for his work on The Wall, as well as earlier creations for the band's tours. The show was originally broadcast last July (but certainly missed by us), so our thanks to Stuart Barstow for the info. For more details, and how to listen to the show (including on demand after it has aired), visit BBC.co.uk (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08wp16h).(image)



Roger Waters third Melbourne show; Lucius Nudes reveals Waters vocal

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:55:57 +0100

Roger Waters at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia, on February 13th (http://www.brain-damage.co.uk/2018-tour-zone/february-13th-rod-laver-arena-melbourne-vic-aust.html), and tickets went/go on sale at 10am local time today through normal official agents. In other Waters news, the band Lucius will release Nudes, a collection of acoustic recordings, on March 2nd. The band's Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig currently sing backup for Waters on the Us + Them Tour, which resumes tomorrow evening in Auckland, New Zealand. They recorded the 10-track album during gaps in Waters' tour. In amongst a mix of their own material, and covers such as Gerry Rafferty's Right Down the Line (from the superb album, City to City), is the Lead Belly-popularized Goodnight Irene, featuring Waters on vocals. To order a copy of this album, for despatch upon release, please use these direct links: Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0794Y2CWJ/braindamage-21), Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0794Y2CWJ/braindamage-20), Amazon Canada (http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0794Y2CWJ/braindamageon-20), Amazon France (http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0794Y2CWJ/braindamageon-21), Amazon Germany (http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0794Y2CWJ/braindamage0f-21), Amazon Spain (http://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B0794Y2CWJ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 tag=braidama01-21 linkCode=as2 camp=3626 creative=24822 creativeASIN=%20%20B0794Y2CWJ) and Amazon Italy (http://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B0794Y2CWJ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3370 creative=24114 creativeASIN=%20%20B0794Y2CWJ linkCode=as2 tag=bradamonl-21).(image)



Roger Waters 2018 tour - two days to go!

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:57:17 +0100

With just two days left until Roger Waters starts his 2018 tour, visiting New Zealand, Australia, Europe and South America (http://www.brain-damage.co.uk/2018-tour-zone/2.html%20target=), he has been posting a couple of videos and pictures from the rehearsals which are currently taking place. The below shows a well-drilled band, as rehearsals approach their conclusion, relaxed and having a bit of fun. Next stop - a pair of shows in Auckland, New Zealand. If you are going to ANY of this year's concerts, please let us know at the normal email address of Matt@Brain-Damage.co.uk (mailto:Matt@Brain-Damage.co.uk?subject=BD Contribution), with your concert comments/reviews, pictures, ticket scans and anything else. Thanks!(image)



Roger Waters scored When The Wind Blows - Blu-ray and DVD release

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 13:56:07 +0100

Later this month (on January 22nd), the British Film Institute (BFI) are releasing When The Wind Blows on Blu-ray/DVD in a Dual Format Edition, packed with special features including interviews, a making-of documentary and the public information film Protect and Survive (1975). When the Wind Blows is a touching story about love, tenderness, humanity and hope in the face of nuclear war. Adapted by Raymond Briggs (The Snowman) from his best-selling book, it features an original soundtrack by Roger Waters, and a title song by David Bowie. Released during a decade when the threat of nuclear war became a chilling, and distinct possibility, When The Wind Blows brought the thoughts, fears and behaviour of a very normal, elderly couple, into sharp relief. Focused on James and Hilda Bloggs (wonderfully voiced by Sir John Mills and Dame Peggy Ashcroft), a retired couple in Sussex, on the south coast of England, the story starts with the country on the verge of war. James arrives home from the local library armed with the official government advice leaflet ( Protect and Survive ) which made laughable suggestions such as using internal doors, propped against walls, to act as shelter from missile strike. Ever trusting of the powers that be ( We must do the correct thing , a frequent comment), James complies with every aspect of the guidance, as futile as they seem to the observer - even down to a mild panic over not having any peanut butter as specified in the leaflet (despite neither liking it). The dark humour of the first part soon gives way to an achingly sad, and thought provoking, narrative, once the attack has happened. At times tough to watch, the couple's naivety and devotion to each other, right to the end, is very touching.(image)



Vinyl . Album . Cover . Art: The Complete Hipgnosis Catalogue by Aubrey 'Po' Powell

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 17:26:57 +0100

Published last year was Vinyl . Album . Cover . Art: The Complete Hipgnosis Catalogue, written by Aubrey 'Po' Powell, creative director of Pink Floyd, who most recently has been working on 'The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains', which opens in its new location of Rome, Italy, on January 19th - less than three weeks time. Founded in 1967 by Storm Thorgerson and Po, Hipgnosis studio transformed the look of music albums forever. Their revolutionary cover art moved away from the conventional group shots favoured by record companies of the day, resulting in the ground-breaking, mainly surreal photo designs which define the albums of many of the biggest names in the history of popular music: 10cc, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Peter Gabriel, The Police, Genesis, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, Robert Plant, Syd Barrett, Throbbing Gristle, T. Rex, Wings, Yes, Bad Company and XTC to name but a few. This new book, Vinyl . Album . Cover . Art (and that IS the correct spacing/punctuation for this title!), is an extremely well-produced guide to the entire album cover works of Hipgnosis. Previous tomes have covered their output, but have been quite selective in scope. This book, for the first time, encompasses ALL the cover art they've ever done - 373 in total - presenting the good, the bad and the ugly!(image)



"Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains" (exhibition official catalogue) book review

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 14:44:06 +0100

Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains By Aubrey Po Powell, Mark Blake, Joe Boyd, Victoria Broackes, Anna Landreth Strong, Howard Goodall, Jon Savage, Rob Young - Published May 13th 2017 as the English language edition, July 6th 2017 the German edition, and October 19th 2017 for the French edition A big, beautiful well-illustrated book that leaves you wanting more... I'm in Dallas with virtually no chance of seeing the exhibition “Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains” live in London before it closes this October. My hope was that Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains the book of the exhibition (V A Publishing, 2017) would act as sort of a surrogate to help give me an idea, a sense of the history displayed in this outstanding and once-in-a-lifetime retrospective of the 50 years of Pink Floyd. The book Their Mortal Remains is written and designed to be the official catalogue of the exhibit and less of a standalone history of Pink Floyd. A good exhibit catalogue should not only contain lots of photographs that act as a memento for the exhibit, it should also contain additional materials that help you explore the subject of the exhibit in greater depth. For the most part, this book does both well. The book itself is big and gorgeous -- beautifully designed and printed. At just over 300 pages, most of them photographs, there's plenty here for all types of Pink Floyd fans to ogle over, especially for those unable to see the exhibition in person. There are two editions. Both covers show the iconic refracting prism from Pink Floyd’s classic Dark Side of the Moon album cover. The hardcover edition also has a really spiffy lenticular cover where the prism shatters as you open the book. It’s a pretty cool effect and worth considering the upgrade from the soft-cover edition.(image)