Ron Geesin - performance in Glasgow on Saturday
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Ron GeesinRon Geesin's 'The Flaming Cow: The Making of Pink Floyd's Atom Heart Mother' has been getting very positive feedback from all aspects of the Floyd community. As we've noted before, the book gives Ron's own perspective on the project, and it really is a fantastic read! From Nick Mason's amusing foreword, through the story of how Ron got to know the various members of the Floyd, to co-composing and recording the piece variously known as Epic and The Amazing Pudding, before settling on the title we all know and love, the book reveals all with a great wit and honesty, along with masses of previously unseen photos from the recording sessions.

The author of the book makes a rare live appearance at Glasgow's City Halls this coming Saturday, March 29th, at 8pm. As the organiser's note, the show offers a "vibrant probing of the ether through piano, banjos, bass-xylophone, percussion and throat. Wholly consumable – see the manic expressive at play."

Ron's improvised one-man show, alternately hilarious and disturbing, has been performed from folk clubs to the Albert Hall, from Scotland to Scandinavia since 1965. We saw it in Brighton, a few years back, and it was a show that will forever stay with us. Ron's shows are cherished and sought-after, and once you've seen him in action, we're sure you will understand why!

Tickets are now on sale through priced at £7 (concessions available). For those who'd like it, Ron will be signing copies of The Flaming Cow (bring your own or buy there at special price).

If you are unable to attend, you can order the book from the various Amazon stores across the world: Amazon UK,,, Amazon France, Amazon Germany, Amazon Espana and Amazon Italy. For those who prefer the convenience of reading on their Apple iThings, the eBook version is now available to purchase and download from the iTunes Bookstore. There are enhancements and extras over the print edition - principally, you can see Ron answering questions submitted by Brain Damage visitors about Atom Heart Mother, in a fascinating two-part video Q&A session, which was conducted by me in Ron's own studio...