And if the band you’re in starts playing different tunes…
I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon.
One highlight of Waters’ show was Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig ripping through “The Great Gig in the Sky” from Pink Floyd’s album The Dark Side of the Moon. It was if the song were written for them. They not only hit all the big, bold notes, they also did this spontaneous vamp on the melody afterward. Somewhere in the distance, though, I imagine that late keyboardist Richard Wright and vocalist Clare Torry — the two who created the song — were also delighted by the singing they heard.
Lyrics from “Brain Damage” by Pink Floyd, 1973.
Roger Waters (vocals, bass) with Jess Wolfe (backing vocals), Holly Laessig (backing vocals), Dave Kilminster (guitar), Jonathan Wilson (guitar), Gus Seyffret (bass), Jon Carin (keyboards), Bo Koster (keyboards), Joey Waronker (drums), and Ian Ritchie (saxophone) at Barclays Center. Us + Them Tour.
Photos by Rick Stachura. September 12, 2017.
(1) Wolfe and Laessig.
(2) Wolfe, Laessig, and Waters.
(3) Wolfe and Laessig.
(This story was originally published to my old Tumblr site on May 11, 2018.)