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Shane’s Rock Challenge: PINK FLOYD – A Momentary Lapse Of Reason

| 11 April 2014 | Reply

Shane’s Music Challenge: PINK FLOYD – A Momentary Lapse Of Reason

Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse Of Reason cover

There are some who would ignore this album from the Pink Floyd canon, seeing as it does not include Roger Waters, and was in fact the subject of a lengthy legal campaign to disallow Dave Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason the rights to use the PF brand name.

It’s bollocks of course – band members change all the time, and bands change with time, end of story. They may as well have stopped using the name after Syd Barrett wandered off to the great acid factory to spend his days as a tripping hermit.

A Momentary Lapse Of Reason is a really good album, and what it lacked in Waters’ bitterness and angst, it made up in giving Gilmour more rein to paint a canvas of sound.

Learning To Fly, The Dogs Of War and One Slip are all excellent songs, whilst On The Turning Away is a classic, full of emotion and vibrancy and a soaring, spectral awareness that touches the soul.

They toured the album too – and a mighty spectacle it was, seeing the enormous round video screen, lasers, incredible light show and huge inflatable pig getting blown about by the wind above Fremantle Oval.

By Shane Pinnegar

Category: Shane's Rock Challenge

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