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Assorted Trivia

Unrelated Trivia
This section simply is a collection of loose odds and ends that occasionally pop up on echoes.

Primus

On Primus’ _Pork Soda_ album, there is a lyric on song #12 (“The Air is Getting Slippery”) that goes, “If you studied your Floyd properly, you’d know that pigs could fly.” Primus has also covered “Have a Cigar” on their _Miscellaneous Debris_ EP.

Beastie Boys

In the video for the Beastie Boys’ song “Gratitude,” they play in a “Pompeii-style” arena and have their rotating (Leslie) amps marked “PINK FLOYD — LONDON”, just like in Pompeii.

The Orb

The ambient group The Orb has used the Battersea Power Station on album covers, features bassist Guy Pratt, and has some obviously Floyd-inspired tunes (e.g. “Plateau”).

7th Level

The multimedia software company 7th Level features some interesting connections to Pink Floyd. Scott Page is the Executive Vice President, while Bob Ezrin is Co-Chairman of the Board and Executive Vice President of Production. Gilmour is credited for the “guitar effects” on the company’s “Tuneland” CD-ROM.

Phish

Groove collective Phish (check them out if they’re playing in your area) has paid homage to Pink Floyd at various of their live shows, either by covering a Floyd song, a Syd Barrett song (often accompanied by a solo on an Elektrolux vacuum cleaner, a Floydian hint (their Slip Stitch and Pass live album has a cover designed by Hipgnosis, and contains a few seconds of Careful performed by Phish) and at one time performing the entire dark Side Of The Moon album as part of the song Harpua (Utah, nov1998). For far more details than you’d ever wanted to know, check out http://www.phish.com

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