I was wandering around youtube when I found this interesting cover of Breathe featuring mandolin. This stood out to me since it is one of the few mando-centric covers of a Floyd song other than Wish You Were Here (which BTW Jim Richter covers quite well on OM, also on youtube) and thought I would post it for your listening pleasure. Has anyone out there played around with other Floyd tunes with your bands or on solo mandolin?
This vid then got me thinking about what other Pink Floyd songs might make for a nice mando tune, which got me thinking about their discography in general. What I kept looping back to is how incredible David Gilmour's many outstanding guitar solos still sound today. I know there are many Syd Barrett and Roger Waters fans out there, but to me, when I think of Pink Floyd, more often than not I think of the tunes with my favorite Gilmour solos in them. For that matter, when I build a list of my favorite rock guitar solos, Gilmour also shows up on those lists several time.
Which leads me to ask, what was the force behind your favorite Pink Floyd memories and albums; Syd Barrett's writing and guitar; Roger Water's writing, vocals, and amazing vision; or Gilmour's always guitar work and memorable solos?