While Radiohead (and many rock critics ) will not admit it, we all know OK Computer was The Wall for the 1990s and that Thom Yorke and co are indebted to Pink Floyd.
Floyd’s influence on modern rock is inestimable reaching into dance and techno (The Orb, Aphex Twin ) as well as rock, while every home has a copy of Dark Side Of The Moon.
Given that, Live8 aside, they are unlikely to ever tour again, it’s fallen to a group of Irish musicians to ensure that Irish Floyd fans are given the chance to hear the music we love live.
The Irish Pink Floyd return to Galway to play the Róisín Dubh on Saturday 9pm and an aural and visual treat is in store.
Featuring a line up two guitarists, vocalists, saxophone player, drummer, and keyboardist, the band also recreate the visual Floyd experience through screening of surreal films to accompany the songs as well as special lighting effects.
A casual Floyd fan will find much to enjoy with hits like ‘Another Brick In The Wall Pt 2’ and ‘Money’ on the set list. However die-hard fans are in for a real treat as well as The Irish Pink Floyd feature the kind of songs you hope for but don’t expect to hear. At a previous Róisín Dubh show they performed ‘Dogs’ - the epic of epic tracks on the magnificent 1977 album Animals. They also do a nice tribute to Syd Barrett.
Tickets are €15 (€12.50 members ) and available from the Róisín Dubh, and Zhivago.