at Nov 29, 2014 5:52:26 AM
Day 2 of Ross Robinson's Significant Songs in Your Life Music Challenge.
Breathe by Pink Floyd
So my Beatles obsession didn't allow for other music in my life (geddit) until I was 14.
That was until a drop dead gorgeous girl in my class (that I was trying to figure out a way to say 'Hello' to) asked me if I had Dark side of the Moon, by Pink Floyd. I promptly answered, 'As a matter of fact I do' which was a lie, but my brother-in-law had it. She asked me if I wouldn't mind taping it for her. I said, 'No problemo'. I thought 'I have to listen to this now; what a fucking chore' but I would have eaten a kilo of light bulbs for this girl.
Then lo and behold, the first song came on. Simple, yet so beautiful. I listened, and listened and listened and read the lyrics from the sleeve and I couldn't believe what I was hearing or listening to. Did anybody else know about this album? Of course they did. But if they didn't love it as much as I did, they were philistines and had to be set right.
Anyway I found a new musical and lyrical hero in Roger Waters and there was much rejoicing in my family. Now they could buy me other records by another band. Bam! By the end of the year I had every Pink Floyd album ever produced, up to that point. (all of them except The Final Cut)