Ask Ron Geesin about Atom Heart Mother
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Ron Geesin - The Flaming Cow: The Making of Pink Floyd's Atom Heart MotherBack in February, we brought you the news that Ron Geesin's 'The Flaming Cow: The Making of Pink Floyd's Atom Heart Mother' is due for publication next month, on July 17th.

'The Flaming Cow' offers a rare insight into the brilliant but often fraught collaboration between Pink Floyd and composer Geesin, the result of which became known as Atom Heart Mother - the Floyd's first UK number one album. From the time drummer Nick Mason visited Geesin's damp basement flat in Notting Hill, to the last game of golf between bassist Roger Waters and Geesin, this book is an unflinching account about how one of Pink Floyd's most celebrated compositions came to life. Alongside unpublished photographs from the Abbey Road recording sessions (the only ones taken) and the subsequent performances in London and Paris, Geesin goes on to describe how the title was chosen, why he was not credited on the record, how he left Hyde Park in tears, and why the group did not much like the work. The Flaming Cow also explores its recent performances, and its new-found cult status that has led to it being studied for the French Baccalaureat.

The book - with a foreword by Nick Mason - promises to be a great read, and we're certainly looking forward to it. You can place your order for this hardback book right now through these direct links: Amazon UK,,, Amazon France, Amazon Germany, Amazon Espana and Amazon Italy, who all run a pre-order price guarantee, so you automatically pay the lowest price up to the date of release.

The publishers are also working on an eBook version, which will include some additional material over the print version - this is a special Q&A section and that's where YOU come in. Do you have any questions you've always wanted answering by Ron himself about Atom Heart Mother? Send them over to us at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it and we will include the best of them in a special Q&A session which is being filmed this month.