|Great Moments in Vinyl presents...|
Great Moments in Vinyl is a collaborative effort between master of ceremonies and bassist, Bill Cochran, a veteran Chicago radio personality (WXRT, WNUA...and WXRT again), and music director/guitarist/vocalist, John Mead, an accomplished musician who performs regularly in Chicago and teaches at The Old Town School of Folk Music. The band will be augmented by musicians selected to round out the arrangements for each song.
|Pink Floyd’s Meddle & Wish You Were Here|
Before Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd was an adventurous rock band given to dreamy vocals, spacey music, and sonic explorations. After the release of that record-breaking album, they were still an adventurous rock band given to dreamy vocals, spacey music, and sonic explorations. But they were also a whole lot richer.Great Moments in Vinyl sets out to capture Pink Floyd immediately before and after the album that made them a worldwide phenomenon. The 1971 album Meddle found the Floyd bringing together the musical elements that would make the groundbreaking success of their next studio album possible. Then in the aftermath of Dark Side, the band faced the daunting task of crafting a worthy successor to a record that would stay on the Billboard charts for 741 consecutive weeks. They proved they were up to the task with 1975’s Wish You Were Here.Monday, December 9th, Great Moments in Vinyl celebrates two memorable albums from our collective cultural consciousness by performing them live and accompanying them with the stories and images of how the music came to be. Catch them in their next Martyr's appearance when Great Moments in Vinyl presents Pink Floyd’s Meddle and Wish You Were Here.