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50 Years Of Floyd: Floyd In Space

Astronomy domine

Pink Floyd may have hated the term ‘space rock’. But in 1988 their music was the chosen soundtrack for the crew of the Soviet spacecraft Soyuz TM-7.

In March 1973, Roger Waters and Nick Mason were interviewed in the British rock magazine Zigzag. Pink Floyd had just released Dark Side Of The Moon. Asked what they thought of their music being described as ‘space rock’, you can almost hear Waters groaning as he replied, “Christ! I hardly ever read science fiction… People listen to Dark Side Of The Moon and call it ‘space rock’ just because it’s got moon in the title…”


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