I am now about to embark on the trickiest project of this blog, which I started 9 years ago, so far. In essence, and with many random and arbitrary interruptions from time to time, I am going to post some stuff about these two bands, on a more or less linear chronological basis in each case. The problem is that a vast amount of material is already published about both of them, and there is little I can usefully add. In the case of Pink Floyd, there are many more pictures, and for ISB, there are many more words. What I am planning, therefore, is my take on the chronology, with due respect for all.
Please refer to my last post for an explanation of this bit. When I first heard of Pink Floyd, the album we all craved was the double LP “Umma Gumma”, and later the LP “Atom Heart Mother”. I first came across the ISB with their 1970 double LP “U”. Both bands had been around for a couple of years or so before this, so my take on the earlier history and recordings is largely second hand.
So, as from the next post, here we go!
Meanwhile, below you can see a picture of the “classic line up” of each band:
On the left we have Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Dave Gilmour and the late Rick Wright of Pink Floyd.
On the left we have Robin Williamson, Licorice and Rose, and Mike Heron of the ISB.
These were the versions of the groups I encountered in late 1969 and 1970. Pink Floyd stayed the same, but there were some later changes with the ISB.
Let’s see how this works.