Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Remembering Rick Wright, Floyd's soulful dove

Rick Wright: the mortar that held the bricks together in Floyd's sound
The soulful dove of Pink Floyd has left us and gone to "The Great Gig in the Sky."

If Roger Waters gave Floyd it's edge, and David Gilmour gave the band it's grace, then Wright gave the band it's soul and feel.

In my opinion, his wizardry on the keys is the main component to Pink Floyd's sound.

Sonically, he set the mood for the band's music. To lay the mortar between Gilmour's guitar work and Waters' outside-the-box lyrics to perfect form in the way that he did -- while keeping mellow in light of hardcore band politics and infighting -- is really nothing short of amazing.

Anyone who's a fan of the band and knows their catalog would understand his contribution and what it means.

So long, Rick...give Syd our best. We love and miss you both. S

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