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Nick Mason on the moment Pink Floyd became Pink Floyd: ‘We sort of really did transition’

Nick Mason on the moment Pink Floyd became Pink Floyd: ‘We sort of really did transition’

Pink Floyd didn’t finally begin its journey toward the platinum-selling group we all know until years after its founding. Nick Mason can tell you when.

Garden Music Project – Inspired by Syd Barrett’s Artwork (2014)

A canny amplification of Barrett’s muse, beyond the hippie-fied stuff.

‘Far too good for us': You know Syd Barrett and David Gilmour; meet Pink Floyd’s forgotten guitarist

“He’s a great guitar player,” Nick Mason says. “I’m very fond of him.”

‘There were more names than gigs': On the history of Pink Floyd, before they were Pink Floyd

‘There were more names than gigs': On the history of Pink Floyd, before they were Pink Floyd

Best known among the early bands was Sigma 6, with Nick Mason, Rick Wright and Roger Waters.

‘I don’t feel as if it was': Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason clears up misconception about key Dark Side track

‘I don’t feel as if it was': Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason clears up misconception about key Dark Side track

Nick Mason was the lone member of the group to appear in every different lineup.

One Track Mind: Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, “Long Gone” (2014)

One Track Mind: Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, “Long Gone” (2014)

Charlotte Kemp Muhl and Sean Lennon’s Ghost of A Saber Tooth Tiger offered a revealing cover tune during a stop at a New York City radio station.

Bipolaroid – Twin Language (2013)

The psychedelic influence of Pink Floyd’s Syd Barrett is undeniable with Bipolaroid, especially in the presence of singer-guitarist Ben Glover.

Jacco Gardner – Cabinet of Curiosities (2013)

The outstanding, early Pink Floyd-inspired debut album of Jacco Gardner is easily the best album of 2013, even this early out in the year. Gardner is like a lighthouse beacon in a fog of mediocrity of pop music.

Deep Cuts:  A handful of forgotten favorites from Pink Floyd

Deep Cuts: A handful of forgotten favorites from Pink Floyd

When excavating for deep cuts from Pink Floyd, you must first avoid Dark Side of the Moon which, after its decades-long run on the album charts, has a distinct air of been-there-done-that familiarity.

Gimme Five: Solo albums from members of Pink Floyd

Nobody is going to accuse Pink Floyd — whether collectively, or apart — of inundating the market with product. The group has only issued three projects in the last 30 years, while its members have been just as stingy with solo albums.