The creation of Nick Mason's Wave kit, used on the #SaucerfulOfSecrets tour...
In 1972 whilst touring Japan with Pink Floyd, Nick Mason became inspired by the Japanese landscapes and subsequent art decor surrounding the various landmarks the band visited.
During 1973 Nick mason commissioned artist Katy Hepburn to paint his 1973 Ludwig kit with Japanese artwork influenced directly from the works of Katsushika Hokusa who was the leading expert on Chinese painting in Japan.
For the current 2022 Saucerful of Secrets tour, Nick Mason has debuted a brand new updated version of his original kit, based loosely on a DW drum set. Nick commissioned artist Katy Hepburn, who painted the original kit, to resurrect this piece of artwork.
Pink Floyd have just released a video to their YouTube channel with creative director Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell who describes how he re-imagined the iconic Animals album cover at Battersea Power Station for the 2018 Remix release.
Pink Floyd’s’ Animals 2018 Remix’ is set to be released on September 16th, 2022 and is available to pre-order here:
Ian Ritchie producer of Roger Waters 1987 Radio K.A.O.S album and saxophone player in Rogers touring arsenal 2006 – 2018 has just announced a new album. As an added bonus fans will also be excited to know Snowy White appears on a few songs.
In a statement released“ I have a new album out now! I am very excited about this release. It was recorded during the UK lockdown of 2021 and features some of the tunes I composed for my Dollis Chill Facebook broadcasts. As well as myself on a range of instruments the album also features guitar legend Snowy White on a couple of tunes.
The great Pete Thoms can be heard on trombone on four of the tracks, as can the excellent young drummer Jack Thomas.
The songs themselves are in a variety of styles ranging from rock and funk to world and reggaeton grooves. There is still a jazz element but that is much less to the fore than on my previous SOHO Project releases.“
The CD is only available by ordering via mail order from Ian’s official website using PayPal.
He has noted that there are no plans to make it available as a download or on any of the streaming services. The cost of the CD is £12, which includes postage and packing worldwide.
Radio K.A.O.S. is the second solo studio album by English rock musician and former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters. Released on 15 June 1987 in the United Kingdom and June 16 in the United States, it was Waters’ first solo album after his formal split from Pink Floyd in 1985. Like his previous and future studio albums and many works of his during his time with Pink Floyd, the album is a concept album based on many key topical subjects of the late 1980s, including monetarism and its effect on citizens, popular culture of the time, and the events and consequences of the Cold War. It also makes criticisms of Margaret Thatcher’s government, much like Pink Floyd’s The Final Cut, another album conceived by Waters.
The album follows Billy, a mentally and physically disabled man from Wales, forced to live with his uncle David in Los Angeles after his brother Benny was sent to prison after an act intended to support striking coal miners results in the death of a taxi driver, following his dismissal from his mining job due to “market forces.” The album explores Billy’s mind and view on the world through an on-air conversation between him and Jim, a disc jockey at a local fictitious radio station named Radio KAOS.
Last year we launched a celebration series in which we spoke to band members of the recording and touring band, including showcasing never before seen photography from the supporting tour, along with a few surprises thrown in.
Thanks to the generosity of the ETSY store Pinkfloydlovecrafts we have kindly been given a handmade bespoke one off Radio K.A.O.S analog wall clock to give away to one of you lucky visitors, Very Special indeed as this is the only one of its kind ever made.
To be in with a chance to own one of these fabulous albums simply answer the following.
On Roger Waters Radio Kaos Album, The Track ‘The Powers That Be‘ Features Guest Lead Vocals From What Artist?
Since our initial launch back in 1998, one of our prized assets to the community is our trusty old tour rooms, covering photo galleries, ticket scans, venue information, and video footage from Pink Floyd’s extensive career, including the retrospective solo careers of its members.
Chester Kamen, Former lead guitarist with Roger Waters band and last seen playing With David Gilmour on the 2016 Rattle That Lock tour has been busy writing and working on his forthcoming album,
Last Year, we have seen the release of “Stories” and “The Wife Of The Spy Who Came In From The Cold” and “Don’t Jump Off The Roof Dad” which are to be featured on the “Take This “ album which is currently in progress.