History of another sort was made when Pink Floyd founder/lyricist Roger Waters
joined his bandmates onstage for the first time in more than 20 years, playing bass and sporting a huge grin. The group played an elegiac version of "Breathe" as well as the classic-rock radio staple "Money." Expressing joy at jamming with his mates, "it's actually quite emotional, standing up here with these three guys after all these years. Standing to be counted with the rest of you." Waters dedicated the moving acoustic version of "Wish You Were Here" to "everyone who's not here, but particularly for Syd," a reference to original Floyd member Syd Barrett, who hasn't played with the group since 1968 but was the inspiration for the 1975 song. They finished with their classic "Comfortably Numb," from The Wall.
, Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Richard Wright (L-R)
Tell the truth. Did you ever think you'd see these four bums on stage together again?
Pink Floyd At Live 8 - Did You EVER Think that would happen!???? It DID! The original members of Pink Floyd Reunited...Waters AND Gilmour...at Live 8 tonight, and did four BLISTERING songs...Here they are Proof Enough. Pigs Can Fly, And Hell Hath Frozen Over. Pink Floyd...Together..On Stage. You got it here first, from me....and I'm proud to bring it to you!
Get them fast, I've NO GUARANTEE how long it will let me keep using this (though now that I thought it was done June 1, and it's not...I might just renew it...dunno). Anyway...here's what I promised, as promised. ENJOY! I'm torrenting the video of the Floyd Part of the concert, which, yes, I'll share once I get done!
""Wish You Were Here" "
- (Prepare for Cold Shiver Number 1, as Waters and Gilmour swap lyrics back and forth on this one...)http://www.steveowabo.com/03wywh.mp3
(Cold Shiver number 2!)
You cannot tell me, that hearing roger sing that first verse, then that little acoustic strum, then david sing the chorus, the way it SHOULD be done, and hasn't been in 24 years, doesnt "hit" you...if it doesnt'...you're not a true floydian.
It's been a while since I've been to G101. Thought this was a real good way of making a return! Enjoy!