Hey, vote for whoever you want, but if you don't vote for Pink Floyd, . . .
by John Fisher,posted Mar 12 2013 12:11PM
... you're wrong!
As March Mountain Bandness continues, and you have to make some tough choices about which bands will advance to the next round, some matchups are no-brainers. I mean, Pink Floyd vs. Superttramp? Come on! No contest, right?
Let me just take you back to the winter of 1979. I was living and working in Columbus, Ohio, and we had just gotten the new Pink Floyd album The Wall at the radio station. This was back in the day when record labels sent enough copies of new albums for everybody at the station to get a freebie, and mine was actually on cassette (handy for in-car listening back then.) I popped it into the slot on the dash of my yellow '77 VW Rabbit and headed out on a very snowy afternoon for a drive through the Ohio countryside so I could get to know this much-anticipated new release.
Suffice it to say: Mind blown. The Wall is still an album that raises the hair on the back of my neck every time I hear it, as well as taking me back to that winter day in 1979 when the snow blew all around me as I listened for the very first time. For me, this is still the peak moment of the record:
And don't even get me started on Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Meddle . . .. . well, you do what you want. I'm voting for these guys, and I think they'll be there for the finals.
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