Pink Floyd

David Munn

Brit Floyd is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd's classic double album The Wall. Guitarist Damian Darlington recently spoke with KMUW about his love of Floyd guitarist David Gilmour's playing.

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Since 2011 Damian Darlington has been leading Brit Floyd, a group dedicated to recreating the experience of Pink Floyd's legendary live shows. The guitarist points out that it's a difficult task not just because of the technical nature of the stage show but also because of Pink Floyd's rich discography. Pink Floyd already had seven albums to its credit by the time it released 1973's landmark Dark Side of the Moon.

Jordan Kirtley

For the last 20 years or so people have been watching The Wizard of Oz while listening to Pink Floyd’s album “Dark Side of the Moon.” They claim the two works have synchronicities that couldn’t have happened by accident. You know the kind of people I’m talking about. But I’m not here to dissuade them. In fact, I think that the practice known as “The Dark Side of the Rainbow” is a good thing.

A few of the coincidences are striking. For instance, the song “Money” begins precisely when Dorothy steps out of the black and white house into the colored world of Oz.