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Just the very book about Floyd that I wanted to read,
This review is from: Pigs Might Fly: The Inside Story of "Pink Floyd" (Paperback)
I was grateful for once that a Q Magazine journalist could tell us a story rather than indulging in musical matters that we can happily make judgements upon ourselves (not that I've read Q in many years but I'd guess they're still writing in the same self-indulgent way).
Plus it's very gratifying to read what the band members themselves have to say and fortunately the biography is peppered with as much of that as is possible.
Having said that, as another reviewer has said, Blake does tend to stray towards negatives and downward slopes in his writing which, I agree, appears less than kind on the page.
Oddly enough though, while I think Floyd's music is mesmerisingly brilliant, I don't think the musicians themselves are geniuses and I prefer the way Blake's writings are realistic rather than flattering when concerning that area. So while, for instance, I'm reluctant to accept that Barrett's 'Word Song' is 'the verbal outpourings of a sick man' I recognise the fact that it may indeed be true.
The cup is always half empty in Blake's biography of Pink Floyd.
And while that's not to everyone's tastes no one can deny that it's a fact. And that indeed IS VERY Pink Floyd.