Hope you will forgive me for a little bit of Cross Posting. Today is Tuesday, and so it is People First Newsletter day. Unusually, this week’s offering is very much centered on music … specifically on Roger Waters. Maybe just an extract to entice you to click through if you haven’t already seen it.


But did he (Johnny Rotten) really hate them (PInk Floyd)? After all Chris Thomas (the mix engineer on Floyd’s Dark Side of The Moon) produced ‘Anarchy in the UK’ – the Sex Pistols’ first single. Years later Lyndon went on record saying that he actually loved (and loves) ‘Dark Side of The Moon’ saying in this interview;

“Listen, you’d have to be daft as a brush to say you didn’t like Pink Floyd.”

John Lyndon

Read the whole thing here.

One of the bands I am happy to have recently discovered is The Main Squeeze – a funk and rock band, based in the US. I first discovered them through their covers on their YouTube channel, like this one for Pink Floyd’s Have a Cigar. They have a wonderful singer and the rest of this five-piece band is top-notch as well.

But while I liked to watch their cover videos, I didn’t explore further, namely I didn’t go to listen their original material. Then, out the blue, my former/currently-remote bandmate of my late 90ies band, Gray Eclipse, Michael, asked me if I heard a specific song by them, called I’ll Take Another (Apple Music link). It’s a song from their first eponymous EP, released in 2012. This song surprised me, in a good way. My main taste in music is based on classic/progressive/art rock and jazz/rock fusion. This song didn’t disappoint. It’s a 9-minute track that has it all – heavy guitar riffs, interesting singing, funk, and mellower, fusion parts.

The Main Squeeze album cover

I then listened to the whole album and it’s all good – not something common these days. Mostly it’s well-done funk, with a prominent brass section, drum and bass solos, in additional to the more traditional guitar and keyboard ones.

Now I need to try check out their next two albums.