Rock Talk with Drew Darkwell #20 – Nick Mason
I think it goes without saying that Pink Floyd is one of the all time great rock bands. Yeah, I know it’s a cop-out to say, but it’s the truth. Even though sporting the occasional Floyd shirt is more or less a fashion statement for the kids these days, for people like myself their music is much more than a staple of pop culture.
“Dark Side of the Moon” and “The Wall” might be overrated in some ways, but those records popularized the art of the concept album (which at the time was a pretty big deal.) Over the years, the band saw several members come and go, but one member remained constant throughout all of it. I’m talking about Nick Mason – the drummer. It’s pretty shocking that he was the only member of the band to last from the bands inception to its demise.
Typically it’s the singer or guitarist (for obvious reasons.) Unfortunately, Pink Floyd is no longer an active band. The opportunity to see all those classic songs played live (aside from Roger Waters’ solo shows) is more or less gone. However, I was ecstatic recently when I saw that Nick Mason had started up a Floyd tribute act of his own – A Saucerful Of Secrets. You can catch details on Mason’s new group in the video below.