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(Posted: July 1, 2002. Got a tip to share? Email us.)

Floydian feature in New York Times
Bluegrass cover of "The Wall" centerpiece of article about bluegrass revival

A recent bluegrass makeover of Pink Floyd's "The Wall" was front and center in a New York Times piece about the current bluegrass revival. The article, titled "Bluegrass's New-Age Hootenanny," appeared in the Sunday, June 30, edition of the Times.

"Rebuild the Wall," a bluegrass recording of Floyd's 1979 opus by Ontario quintet Luther Wright and the Wrongs, was released last November. The article states that Wright decided to embark on the project when he came to realize that "Mr. (Roger) Waters's melodies were hiding great country riffs."

This isn't the first bluegrass connection for Floyd. CMH Records of Los Angeles, Calif., released "Pickin' on Pink Floyd," a 12-song bluegrass tribute to Pink Floyd, last fall. The 52-minute CD contains bluegrass covers of Floyd songs as diverse as "See Emily Play," "Another Brick in the Wall," "Money," "Astronomy Domine," and "Wish You Were Here."

Read the entire story at The New York Times Web site


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(Posted: July 1, 2002; Revised Dec. 1, 2002)

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