Pink Floyd is undoubtedly one of the best rock bands of all time.
In a new interview with The Lost Art Of Conversation, Pink Floyd mastermind David Gilmour revealed a song that made him decide that he can continue the band without Roger Waters.
David admitted that it was a tough time for him and he hoped the band can continue without Roger.
Here’s the statement:
“I had been working for some time in the studio on a number of songs But what was then going to happen was in the air for a long time while Roger decided whether he was going to f*ck off into the ether what, and what we would then do.
I just start writing and hoping that things [would] progress into something.”
“It was an alarming time. It’s quite a big thing to carry on doing something like this. With Roger having gone, a big big part of it, obviously — a major talent and our primary lyricist.
So it’s difficult. … Not to dig up or cover too much ancient horrible territory, but we were in the middle of a major lawsuit, and between every little bit I was doing,
I was on the phone to lawyers, and that stuff was just eating away at me, us and our time.”
He also revealed a song which decided the fate of Floyd, saying:
“The moment the whole lyric for ‘Sorrow’ came to me like magic from nowhere. I sat down and just basically wrote down five verses for a song which I had no music for. … I’ve never done it that way round before — it’s always been music first.
“With ‘Sorrow,’ the words came first and then I wrote the music to fit it, and went in and demoed it and put it all together in the studio. That, for me, was the moment when I thought we were all in the clear; it was the direction we wanted to be going, and it was a good song. It gave context to the other songs and made me have confidence in where we were going.”
Pink Floyd is one of the most commercially successful rock bands of all time. David Gilmour joined the band in the late ’60s with Waters becoming their primary lyricist. The duo devised the concepts behind the albums The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), Animals (1977), The Wall (1979) and The Final Cut (1983). They are credited with influencing genres such as progressive rock and ambient music. The band was inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. The band has sold more than 275 million records worldwide, with The Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall two of the best-selling albums of all time.