Who References in Pink Floyd Book

Duncan Keill dkeill3414 at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 31 16:33:49 CST 2004

I just finished A Saucerful of Secrets: The Pink Floyd Odyssey by Nicholas Schaffner.
There are numerous references to the Who and Pete. Here is one passage:

The Who were among the few groups with whom Pink Floyd chose to socialize when their tour itineraries happened to cross. The late Keith Moon they found "incredibly amusing" his penchant for demolishing his hotel lodgings not withstanding. "He's a very sophisticated smasher" said Waters. "He's got it down to a fine art." Mason deemed his fellow drummer "very good company to sit and have a drink with. A lot of [rock] people are just drunken maniacs, just lurching around being boring." Who singer Roger Daltrey, however made himself scarce at these get-togethers after committing the faux pas of mistaking Rick Wright for Eric Clapton.



After reading this book it occurred to me that several scenes in the movie "The Wall" may have been inspired by Keith Moon. The scene where Pink smashed up his hotel room and then "decorates" it with the debris. He also throws a TV (still on) out of the window - didn't Keith do exactly that - made sure the TV was on as it went out the window. 

There's also the scene where Pink is dressed up as a Nazi, marching to the concert - Keith used to dress up as Adolf Hitler.







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