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One-time Floyd studio to become housing

Posted June 29, 2016 by Floydian Slip

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Entrance to Britannia Row studio, 1976

Artist's rendering of luxury housing at the site of the original Britannia Row studio

Artist’s rendering of luxury housing at the site of the original Britannia Row studio

The original site of Pink Floyd’s Britannia Row studio in the Canonbury district of Islington, London, will become luxury housing.

The Islington Council Planning Committee approved the proposal last night with the condition that a certain portion of the 25,000-square-foot property remain as office and studio space.

Floyd built the studio in the mid-’70s and recorded the ’77 “Animals” album there, as well as parts of “The Wall” (1979). Students at the nearby Islington Green School provided the children’s chorus on “Another Brick in the Wall Part 2.”

Britannia Row studio eventually became the property of Floyd drummer Nick Mason, who sold it in the mid-’90s before it was eventually relocated to its current address in Fulham, London.


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Roger Waters signs BMG publishing deal

Posted June 29, 2016 by Floydian Slip

bmgRoger Waters has signed a publishing deal with BMG to represent his catalogue of Pink Floyd songs.

As a main songwriter with Floyd, many of the band’s most popular (i.e. profitable) songs fall under Waters’ jurisdiction: “Money,” “Shine On You Crazy Diamond,” “Another Brick in the Wall, Part II” and “Comfortably Numb,” to name a few.

“We are honored that Roger Waters has chosen BMG, the youngest of the big international music companies, to represent his legendary and exquisite catalog,” says BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch. “To win the endorsement and trust of one of the world’s most successful songwriters is a significant milestone less than eight years after our launch.”

Waters added, “October last year I put on a gig called Music Heals with some wounded veterans in Washington D.C. BMG supported us. I’m very glad to be back in the same team.”

Waters’ Floyd catalogue was previously administered by Warner/Chappell.


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“Floydian Slip” preview #1055

Posted June 28, 2016 by Floydian Slip

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Join us this week for Floydian Slip #1055: It’s our annual Surrogate Bands all-covers edition.

Hear the music of Pink Floyd performed by a variety of other artists … including the winner of our 6th Annual Surrogate Bands Pink Floyd Cover Contest.

“Floydian Slip” is heard across the more than 70 stations of our Random Precision Radio Network. Learn where and when to listen.


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“Floydian Slip” songlist #1054

Posted June 27, 2016 by Floydian Slip

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  1. Sorrow
    Pulse (1995)
  2. High Hopes
    Pulse (1995)
  3. Flickering Flame
    Flickering Flame: The Solo Years Volume 1 (Roger Waters) (2002)
  4. Wots … Uh The Deal
    Obscured by Clouds (1972)
  5. Flaming
    The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967)
  6. Piggies (*Floydian Slip Up*)
    Live in Japan (George Harrison) (1992)
  7. Money
    The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)

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Who is Jimmy Smith?

Posted June 24, 2016 by Floydian Slip

Super deluxe edition book signed by 'Jimmy Smith'

One fan who ponied up $500 for the so-called “super deluxe” boxset of “Roger Waters The Wall” got a surprise: Instead of being autographed by Waters, the 170-page hardcover book included with fan Jim Clarke‘s box reads “Love Jimmy Smith.”

Fans have put forth two theories to explain the anomaly: Either Waters grew tired of signing all 3,000 boxes and decided to play a prank. Or someone else was hired to sign on Waters’ behalf and experienced a momentary lapse of reason when he accidentally signed his own name.

Music publication NME has asked Waters’ camp for comment, but none are forthcoming just yet.

Either way, in the end, this botched box might end up being worth even more than if Waters had signed his own name to it.

Surrogate band indeed.


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Contest deadline: Pink Floyd cover contest

Posted June 21, 2016 by Floydian Slip

surrogate-bandsThe deadline to our 6th Annual Surrogate Bands Pink Floyd Cover Contest is this week.

You have through Friday, June 24, to submit your recording of a Floyd song.

Winner gets $200 in merchandise from shop.pinkfloyd.com; and their song played on next week’s “Floydian Slip” radio show, heard on 74 stations.

Our runner-up entry, selected by random drawing, gets the latest three (3) releases from Floyd and its members: “Roger Waters: The Wall,” David Gilmour’s “Rattle That Lock,” and the deluxe 2-disc CD/DVD set of Floyd’s “The Endless River.”

Enter now


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“Floydian Slip” preview #1054

Posted June 21, 2016 by Floydian Slip

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Join us this week for Floydian Slip #1054:

  • Live Floyd from Pulse (1995)
  • Soundtrack material from More (Film soundtrack) (1969)
  • We’ll share a Floyd-related passing of note, and explain his connection to Dark Side of the Moon
  • And much more

“Floydian Slip” is heard across the more than 70 stations of our Random Precision Radio Network. Learn where and when to listen.


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“Floydian Slip” coming to KZRJ (Jerome, AZ)

Posted June 20, 2016 by Floydian Slip

kzrj_lg“Floydian Slip” will begin airing on KZRJ 100.5 FM in Jerome, Ariz., starting Wednesday, June 22. The station will carry the show Wednesdays at 8 p.m. MT.

“Gulch Radio” is a 100-watt non-commercial rock station serving the Black Hills of Yavapai County, Arizona.

More than 70 affiliate stations have joined the show’s Random Precision Radio Network, created seven years ago when we began syndicating our show from our Vermont studio.

Shine on, Jerome!


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“Floydian Slip” songlist #1053

Posted June 20, 2016 by Floydian Slip

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  1. Young Lust
    Is There Anybody Out There?: The Wall Live 1980-81 (2000)
  2. Blue Light (Live)
    Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour (1984)
  3. Time
    The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
  4. Bike
    The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967)
  5. Childhood’s End
    Obscured by Clouds (1972)
  6. Too Much Rope
    Amused to Death (Roger Waters) (1992)
  7. Leave It to My Ghost (*Floydian Slip Up*)
    Learning to Growl (Overhead, The Albatross) (2016)
  8. Take It Back
    The Division Bell (1994)

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“Floydian Slip” coming to Rock Out Radio

Posted June 16, 2016 by Floydian Slip

rock-out-radio“Floydian Slip” will begin airing on Rock Out Radio starting Saturday, June 18. The station will carry the show Saturdays at 8 p.m. AT.

Rock Out Radio is a streaming radio station headquartered in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.

More than 70 affiliate stations have joined the show’s Random Precision Radio Network, created seven years ago when we began syndicating our show from our Vermont studio.

Shine on, Saint John!


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