Jam of the Week: Pink Floyd


Artist: Pink Floyd

Album: The Endless River

Genre: Art Rock (UK)

Date: 2014 (Sort Of)

Sound: Moody & Instrumental Awesomeness



Dark Side of the Moon, 40 Years Later


In honor of the Dark Side of the Moon show we did awhile back, here is something a listener sent over my way, reblogged from here. Sharing is fun!

Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side’: 40 Years Later, 40 Mind-Blowing Facts About The Mad Classic

Sure, like everybody else, you’ve listened to Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon so many times that you can recite not just every line but every heartbeat, clock tick, and cash register ring by heart. But how much do you really know about the landmark prog classic, which is celebrating its 40thanniversary this month?

To celebrate the 40 years we’ve been listening to what is arguably the preeminent rock album of the 1970s, here are 40 things you ought to know about Dark Side. Because lunacy breeds albums about lunacy, and albums about lunacy breed lunatic obsessions with album trivia. Let’s start with that iconic cover art, shall we?


Listener Comments: “Guitar Gods”

Over here at The Rock Renaissance, we listen to your opinions, thoughts, questions, comments, suggestions, bad jokes, childhood stories, etc. This isn’t like talking to a man during a football game, this is a radio show and blog meant to instigate a conversation and an intellectual approach to music. Wow, that came off scholarly. Tricky smarts. Boom.

Thankfully, you listened, and on show #1, we’ve got some great comments worth addressing.

The first comment is a list of guitar gods suggested by Steve. I’ll break them down one by one.