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David Gilmour special in new Total Guitar magazine Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 07 June 2022

Total Guitar - David Gilmour special, July 2022Officially published in the UK yesterday (June 6th) is the new issue - cover date July 2022, issue 359 - of Total Guitar magazine, which majors on David Gilmour and Pink Floyd.

Over 23 well illustrated pages, with some shots we've not seen before, they trace Gilmour’s evolution as a guitarist via 20 classic Pink Floyd tracks – from 1969’s The Nile Song all the way through to Hey Hey Rise Up. Along the way, Gilmour’s genius in landmark songs such as Echoes, Breathe, Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Wish You Were Here, Comfortably Numb and Another Brick In The Wall is celebrated by a host of guitarists – Kirk Hammett, Matt Bellamy, Sophie Lloyd, Derek Trucks, Jon Gomm, Steve Rothery of Marillion, Geordie Greep of Black Midi and Stu Mackenzie of King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard.

Gilmour’s story of his life in Pink Floyd and beyond is told in his own words, and an insight into the guitarist’s creative process is provided in an exclusive interview with Bob Ezrin, producer of Floyd’s legendary double album The Wall and the last three albums of the band’s career. Finally, in an additional eight-page in-depth lesson, they profile the details of David’s playing technique. From his trademark wide-interval string bends to his melodic bluesy phrasing, they say they cover what you need to know to play like him.

You can order this online through this direct link saving you the effort of tracking it down in a store, or if you live outside the UK.

Gerald Scarfe - a very happy birthday to you! Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 01 June 2022

Our very best wishes go to Gerald Scarfe today as he celebrates his 86th birthday. Gerald, of course, is a graphic artist with a long history with the Floyd, from the 1974 tour programme caricature, through to his most famous work on The Wall, and beyond that, working with Roger Waters on his Pros and Cons project. Many happy returns to Gerald on this very special day from all of us here at Brain Damage.

For those who haven't seen it, Gerald's superb The Art Of Pink Floyd The Wall is REALLY worth checking out if you are interested in his work on the project, which spanned the album, concerts and film.

It is a beautiful, 288-page hardback book, in landscape format housed within a cardboard sleeve that reveals a huge amount of rare and previously unseen sketches, paintings and more, created by Gerald Scarfe principally for The Wall project, but also includes earlier materials, for Wish You Were Here and Animals, for example. It is an expensive book, but the work involved bringing together the breadth of material within, and the quality of its presentation, help to justify the price tag - and it is completely different to any previous books on Scarfe's artwork for the Floyd.

However much you think you know The Wall, and Scarfe's artwork for it (and earlier Pink Floyd projects), this book will reveal far more than you could imagine. One wonders if there was anything left in his archive that wasn't included? That's not a criticism, but a note of thanks for bringing in so many early sketches and ideas to sit alongside finished designs and images.

This is a truly incredible book that will appeal equally to Pink Floyd fans, to Scarfe enthusiasts, and to those interested in production design for film and concert stage.

As a special exclusive treat, Gerald had this video shot especially for Brain Damage, so you get a feel for what the book includes, and the format it comes in. Thanks Gerald, and hope you have a great birthday!

Pink Floyd join TikTok - and start teasing Dark Side's 50th anniversary Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Monday, 30 May 2022

Pink Floyd have today joined the social media platform TikTok, using the tag @pinkfloyd unsurprisingly. It enables people on the platform to use music from the band's entire catalogue with their own self-shot videos, and it will mean that the Floyd's music will potentially reach a massive new audience who might not have come across it otherwise.

As part of the launch, a short video has been posted across the band's socials, including their new home on TikTok, which is a teaser for the 50th anniversary celebrations for The Dark Side Of The Moon, which was released in March 1973 (therefore March 2023 is the anniversary date). The video is a brief look at Breathe, and it doesn't take a genius to surmise that other tracks are likely to get the same treatment...

Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - tonight's Budapest show Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Monday, 30 May 2022

Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - tonight's Budapest showAn urgent notification: due to local restrictions on concert sounds into the night, this evening's Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets show at Budapest Park in the Hungarian capital has an earlier finishing time than normal, and so the beginning of the show will have a strictly observed start time!

The band's official social media channels have posted the following: "Please note that due to local curfew times, Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets won't be having an intermission this evening - it will be one long set that they'll play. The band will be on stage at 7:45pm prompt!"

Please ensure you are in the venue and ready for the start time - from experience, they will be on stage exactly at 7:45pm. And, if you are going, hope you enjoy the show!

Very rare 1968 Pink Floyd poster in upcoming auction Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 19 May 2022

Poster: Pink Floyd Southampton 26 January 1968 - Bonhams auctionBonhams auction house are selling off a big chunk of legendary British disc jockey John Peel's archive, which includes music and other ephemera collected during his long and influential career.

The full catalogue for the auction - to be held on June 14th, 2022, starting at 1pm BST - has yet to be released, but one of the five items revealed will be of much interest to Pink Floyd fans, particularly those with deep pockets!

With a guide price of £8,000 - £10,000, the "Important and Rare 'Evolutions' Southampton University Concert Poster, Friday 26th January 1968" is sure to sell for more than this estimate. The poster, printed on foil paper, for a concert featuring performances by Pink Floyd, John Peel, Incredible String Band, Jimmy Cliff and the Shakedown Sound, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Chicken Shack, Nelson's Column, held at the Old Refectory, University of Southampton, England, is sized at 20in x 30in (51cm x 76cm) and hasn't been seen since January 1968!

Bonhams' footnotes for the item reveal the significance of the poster (over and above its rarity): "The title of this event is eerily apposite, the date being that on which Pink Floyd effectively sacked Syd Barrett. His increasingly drug-related erratic and difficult behaviour through 1967 and the band's evolving musical direction led them to seek another guitar player. At the end of that year they brought in one of Syd's friends, David Gilmour, and the band played a handful of gigs as a five-piece in January 1968. In his book, Echoes: The Complete History Of Pink Floyd, Glenn Povey writes: "Syd Barrett was clearly never going to come back to the real world, and his role within Pink Floyd was all but over. One solution the band thought of was to use him as an off-stage songwriter in the same way that the Beach Boys retained Brian Wilson. But almost at once they realised that this was an impossibility." Travelling to Southampton for this gig, the band simply decided not to pick Syd up en route. Those who attended this event had real value for the ticket price and were treated to an eclectic mix of music, from the psychedelia of Pink Floyd and the mystic folk of the Incredible String Band and Tyrannosaurus Rex, to the West Indian-influenced Jimmy Cliff and the blues/rock of Chicken Shack and Nelson's Column. As MC/DJ for the evening, this poster was kept as a souvenir by John Peel. It is thought this is the first example of the poster ever to appear at auction and it may possibly be a unique survivor of the small number that would have been put up around the University campus to publicise the concert."

For more details of the auction, including the other lots when they are revealed, visit

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