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Easily the best Pink Floyd biography,
This review is from: Pigs Might Fly: The Inside Story of "Pink Floyd" (Paperback)
Having read most of the Pink Floyd biographies over the years i was prepared for the worst ie a rehashing of the same old (often apocryphal)stories. But no this uses interviews from just about everyone still around and retains the same comprehensiveness and thoroughness from beginning to end. And refreshingly my unfortunate tendency for retaining ridiculous amounts of knowledge about music in my brain did not lead me to (as it usually does)feel let down by finding factual inaccuracies in the text as I usually do at least somewhere with most books I read ie this is pretty unbeatable accuracy wise. And for a writer rooted firmly in a rock background he even knows that Pink Floyd were one of the few guitar orientated acts influential and played on the Acid House/rave scene...very impressive..
Top book and what Pink Floyd have merited for some time.
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Initial post: 27 Jan 2010 21:08:33 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Jan 2010 21:12:20 GMT
This a general comment. Let me throw in what appears from all reviews, to be pretty much an unknown quantity. That is the book "Pink Floyd" by Rick Sanders; which faithfully reconstructs the story up until "Wish You Were Here". Anyone who has read it would not claim that there was no real book on the group existing before the Mick Blake one: "Pigs might Fly". I've always loved Pink Floyd and their music going all the way back to Arnold Layne, and I found the book "Pink Floyd" by Rick Sanders book in a charity shop in the early '80s, read it and found it to be a seriously rivetting read, objective yet warm to it's subject. I will almost certainly purchase "Pigs Might Fly", but no matter how good I have no doubt it is, let it be recorded that Rick Sanders wrote the first proper book on the subject.
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