The band doing the honours was British act Breathe – The Floyd Sound. Apparently, this wasn’t their first time in India. Looking at their past gigs, Breathe – The Floyd Sound has toured India every year since 2008 — mostly doing college festivals and clubs. Hey, you got to start somewhere right?
The concert venue was the same, the UB City Amphitheatre.
The show began with the opening act — rajeev’s Wolfpack.
As it neared 8pm, Breathe – The Floyd Sound finally hit the stage.
Then followed it up with:
I didn’t record every song in full and I don’t remember the exact sequence, but here are some of the songs myself & Loiyumba did record:
After going through classics from ‘Dark Side of the Moon,’ they performed tracks from the Syd Barrett-era.
“Sorrow” (the only song they played from Momentary Lapse of Reason)
“Shine On You Crazy Diamond”
“One of These Days”
The one song every Bangalorean was waiting to sing along to…
Band introductions and ‘thank you’s… and “Wish You Were Here”
“Run Like Hell”
Breathe the Floyd Sound ended the night with one of the greatest rock songs ever…
Unfortunately, my camera battery signalled that it was about to die. Which is why I ended up recording the final performance of the night on my phone.
As was the case with the Led Zepplica gig last month, I’ll never get to see the real Pink Floyd play live. Apart from old age, the relationship between David Gilmour and Roger Waters is still a strained one. Heck, and I’m a guy who can just do with David Gilmour! (Sorry Roger Waters fans, he sounds terrible now — and I rate David Gilmour to be the better guitarist)
None the less, this was another great tribute concert from Gigbox. The crowd was better — except for the idiots who expected everyone to sit down for a rock concert — and there were no sound issues this time around. I wonder who they plan on bringing next.
Might I make a recommendation?
If you haven’t figured out from the spandex and hair, Steel Panther plays tribute to 80’s rock. From Bon Jovi, Poison, Van Halen, Def Leppard (mine & the lead vocalist’s favourite band) to Journey, Whitesnake, Guns ‘n’ Roses, and… Backstreet Boys?
Not only so they do awesome covers, in 2009 they released their own album called Feel the Steel. This was their first single off the album:
Other good songs are “Community Property” and my favourite, “Party All Day“. I’d love to see them live in Bangalore performing 80’s greatest rock hits! But I’m not sure their humour will appeal to everybody (conservative women, parents who thought it was a smart idea to bring their kids to a rock concert, guys who don’t get sarcasm, etc.)
These guys have balls… they went to Tokyo and performed a song called “Asian Hooker“!