Pink Floyd "reinvent themselves" - German Classic Rock magazine
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 08 April 2021

Classic Rock Germany April 2021The new issue of Germany's Classic Rock magazine (cover date April 2021) is well worth tracking down for those in that country. Many of you will recall that at the start of March, we noted that the UK's edition of Classic Rock included a detailed, twelve page article written by Pink Floyd biographer Mark Blake taking a close look at life for the band immediately after Syd Barrett left it.

The article - now translated into German for that country's version of the magazine - investigates how the band got back on their feet following Syd's departure, and shows how they reinvented themselves. Blake details how this came via strange, afternoon shows for school kids in the Netherlands, bizarre promo videos, unusual soundtrack albums, and shows which were rather avant-garde - as well as albums which showed the development of the band's sound. As ever, Blake's writing proves enlightening and entertaining, peppered with comments from the musicians themselves. Well worth a read!

Elsewhere in the magazine are features on Uriah Heep, Rob Halford, UFO, Thunder, and Suzi Quatro, plus plenty of other articles to keep you busy.

The magazine is now available from all good German stores; alternatively, you can buy individual issues (worldwide) from this direct link. Our thanks to Michael Nickel for the information!