Line Out Music & Nightlife

Slog

News & Arts

« AC/DC Tickets on Sale This Fri... | Tussle, Free Blood, ESG, DFA, ... »

Monday, September 15, 2008

Re: Pink Floyd’s Richard Wright Dead at 65

posted by on September 15 at 11:56 AM

An original member of the vastly influential Pink Floyd, keyboardist Richard Wright was a crucial contributor to the British group’s seminal space-rock blueprint. He also wrote beautiful, upliftingly melancholy psych-pop songs like “Remember a Day,” “See-Saw,” “The Great Gig in the Sky,” and “Summer ’68,” but suffered the George Harrison syndrome: He had a hard time shoehorning his own songs onto Pink Floyd albums due first to the late Syd Barrett’s, then to Roger Waters and David Gilmour’s creative dominance. Nevertheless, Wright generated some of the most oft-heard and –imitated keyboard sounds in rock. His handiwork will likely be cherished by millions for as long as we have electricity. R.I.P.

“Remember a Day” from A Saucerful of Secrets


RSS icon Comments

1

RIP Richard, you will be missed!

Posted by JJ | September 16, 2008 11:24 AM
2

Segal, it's pop sike, not psych-pop.

Posted by nipper | September 16, 2008 12:31 PM
3

Sorry, Nipper. Will you ever forgive me?

Posted by segal | September 16, 2008 2:23 PM
4

yes. yes, I will.

Posted by nipper | September 17, 2008 12:31 PM

Comments Closed

In order to combat spam, we are no longer accepting comments on this post (or any post more than 14 days old).