Nick Mason on Pink Floyd: “We were obviously very depressed people”
Nick Mason jokes that Pink Floyd were “obviously very depressed people” while making The Dark Side Of The Moon, in the new issue of Uncut (dated November 2013), and out now.
The band’s drummer makes the wry remark while explaining the creation of the group’s landmark 1973 release.
“We were obviously very depressed people,” Mason says. “I don’t think Pink Floyd ever found an ideal way of working together, but The Dark Side Of The Moon was probably the closest we came to it.
“The problem is trying to work out exactly who did what. Not only is it a mystery, but it tends to get everyone incredibly worked up. ‘I did that.’ ‘No, I did that.’”
The key players talk mental disintegration, cricket matches, echo chambers and dawn rushes to Heathrow in the piece, which also touches on the fate of the Harvest label and the group’s subsequent rocky journey.
The new issue of Uncut is out on September 25, 2013.
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