Pink Floyd


Pink Floyd were one of those bands that just made music seem easy. Quite apart from David Gilmour’s outlandishly good guitar playing, the bass and drums (Rogers Waters and Nick Mason respectively) were so well played that you didn’t realise you were hearing them. It’s hard to describe but as an example, there were times when I would catch myself listening to just the drums or just the bass and thinking “shit, that’s just a normal bass or drum sound” and being really surprised that they weren’t something more amazing or unattainable. It dawned on me then of course that the quality of Pink Floyd’s music was due to musicianship and not the quality of their instruments or recording equipment. I’m sure it’s for this reason that great recordings remain a great mystery to me to this day…

David Gilmour


I realised when I was in my early teens and hearing Pink Floyd and David’s guitar playing for the first time that this guy was very, very special. I’ve listened to many great guitarists in my time and have plenty of favourites but David absolutely takes the cake. Why? There are probably hundreds of guitarists out there in the world who could outplay David for speed or technique but I’ve never heard anyone play with the feeling he plays with or create the magical riffs that he comes up with. Everything he does is so damn tasty! I also love that David explored his guitar tone technically in a big way and created a unique sound to go with his unique playing style. David’s also got a great voice and sang the vocals on many Pink Floyd hits like “Us and them”, “Wish you were here” and “Money”. In my opinion, the best note in guitar history – 4:11 in “Time”.