Pink Floyd Related Books
S - Z
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This is a listing of the various Pink Floyd related books I have in my Pink Floyd reference library, beginning with the letters S - Z. Publishing information, including title, author, publisher, date published, ISBN number, page length, and a brief summary is provided about each book in an effort to aid anyone who wants to obtain copies of these works.
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Pink Floyd Related Books S - Z
- Saturday Night Live - The First Twenty Years edited by Michael Cader
- Gerald Scarfe by Gerald Scarfe
- Scarfe by Scarfe by Gerald Scarfe
- Scarfe's Seven Deadly Sins by Gerald Scarfe
- Scarfeland - A Lost World of Fabulous Beasts and Monsters by Gerald Scarfe
- Scarfe on Stage by Gerald Scarfe
- Gerald Scarfe - Drawing Blood - Forty-Five Years of Scarfe Uncensored by Gerald Scarfe
- The Sex Revolts - Gender, Rebellion and Rock 'n' Roll by Simon Reynolds and Joy Press
- She's A Rebel - The History of Women in Rock & Roll by Gillian G. Gaar
- The Simpsons - A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family by Matt Groening
- Sixties Source Book - A Visual Reference to the Style of a New Generation by Nigel Cawthorne
- Soft Machine - Out-Bloody-Rageous by Graham Bennett
- The Sound of the City - The Rise of Rock and Roll by Charlie Gillett
- Space Daze-the history and mystery of electronic ambient space rock by Dave Thompson
- Staged Architecture - Architectural Monographs No. 52 by Mark Fisher and Eric Holding
- Stories Done - Writings on the 1960s and Its Discontents by Mikal Gilmore
- The Story of Rock 'N' Roll - The Year-by-Year Illustrated Chronicle Consultant Editor: Paul Du Noyer
- Summer of Love - Art of the Psychedelic Era edited by Christoph Gruenberg
- Thanks for Coming! by Jim Haynes
- 3-D Eye - The Posters, prints and paintings of Michael English (1966 to 1979) by Michael English
- There Must Be a Better Way - The Story of the Bath and Knebworth Rock Festivals 1969-1979 by Freddie Bannister
- Today's Sound - A Melody Maker Book edited by Ray Coleman
- Treasures of the Hard Rock Cafe - The Official Guide to the Hard Rock Cafe Memorabilia Collection by Paul Grushkin and Joel Selvin with Steve Routhier
- Tribute - The Dark Side of the Mood - My life in a tribute band by Arthur Orfanos
- Turn On Your Mind - Four Decades of Psychedelic Rock by Jim DeRogatis
- 12 X 12 Inside Merchandising Catalog
- 25 Jaar Paradiso by Lutgard Mutsaers
- 25 Jaar Pop Muziek - 1980: De Disco verovert de Wereld
- 20th Century Rock and Roll - Psychedelia by Belmo
- The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Rock Michael Heatley, editor
- Uncle Joe's Record Guide - Progressive Rock by Joe Benson
- The Unknown Paul McCartney - McCartney and the avant-garde by Ian Peel
- The Valley - Press Folder
- VH1 Music First Rock Stars Encyclopedia by Dafydd Rees and Luke Crampton
- Video Hound's Golden Movie Retriever 1996
- The Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music by Colin Larkin
- VOX POP - Profiles of the Pop Process by Michael Wale
- Walk Away Rene - The Work of Hipgnosis
- When the Music's Over - The Story of Political Pop by Robin Denselow
- White Bicycles - Making Music in the 1960s by Joe Boyd
- Who's Who in Rock Music compiled and edited by William York
- The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
- The Winds of Limbo by Michael Moorcock
- Wish You Were Here - The Official Biography of Douglas Adams by Nick Webb
- Wrong Movements - A Robert Wyatt History by Michael King
- Zabriskie Point - Press Book
- Frank Zappa - The Negative Dialectics of Poodle Play by Ben Watson
Pink Floyd Related Books S - Z
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Saturday Night Live - The First Twenty Years
Author: Edited by Michael Cader
Publisher: Cader Books, 1994, hardcover, ISBN 0-395-70895-8, 264 pages.
Synopsis: An interesting look at the Saturday Night Live television show. Includes a listing of every musical performer and the date that they appeared on the show, including David Gilmour, and the songs that they performed.
Author: Gerald Scarfe
Publisher: Thames and Hudson, 1982, U.S., ISBN 0-500-27268-9, 168 pages.
Synopsis: A book by Gerald Scarfe documenting his art. Includes chapters on Private Eye, sculpture, gossip column, British Prime Ministers, the political scene, the U.S.A., world politics, and animation and film design. Features numerous art from The Wall movie, including watercolors, sketches, and pre-production drawings.
Scarfe by Scarfe
Author: Gerald Scarfe
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton-London, 1986, hardcover, ISBN 0-241-11959-6
Synopsis: A self portrait of the life of Gerald Scarfe. Includes numerous designs and drawings from the Wall and photos of some of the puppets.
Scarfe's Seven Deadly Sins
Author: Gerald Scarfe
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd., 1987, hardcover, ISBN 0-241-12394-1
Synopsis: The seven deadly sins as seen through the eyes of Gerald Scarfe. Lust, envy, greed, glutony, pride, anger, and sloth in a pictoral by Pink Floyd collaborator Scarfe.
Scarfeland - A Lost World of Fabulous Beasts and Monsters
Author: Gerald Scarfe
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd., 1989, hardcover, ISBN 0-241-12859-5
Synopsis: A book of detailed anthropological pen portraits by Pink Floyd-The Wall illustrator, Gerald Scarfe. Includes 43 different portraits of everyone from Michael Jackson to Pavarotti.
Scarfe on Stage
Author: Gerald Scarfe
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd., 1992, hardcover, ISBN 0-241-131871
Synopsis: A look at Gerald Scarfe's designs for theater, television, film, and stage. Features costume and set designs, caricatures, sketches, paintings, and photographs. Includes ten pages on The Wall movie, a page of sketches for Roger Waters' The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking tour, and two pages on The Wall-Live in Berlin, with some pre-production sketches.
Gerald Scarfe - Drawing Blood - Forty-Five Years of Scarfe Uncensored
Author: Gerald Scarfe
Publisher: Little, Brown / Time Warner Books, U.K., 2005, first edition hardcover, ISBN 0 316 72952 3, 352 pages.
Synopsis: An in-depth look at the history of the art of Gerald Scarfe. Includes numerous drawings he did for Pink Floyd, such as the 1974 tour folder sketch, Animals tour animation art, early developmental drawings for The Wall, The Wall animation art, The Wall movie drawings, Roger Waters-The Pros & Cons of Hitch Hiking designs, and Roger Waters-The Wall Live in Berlin. A wonderful book.
The Sex Revolts - Gender, Rebellion and Rock 'n' Roll
Authors: Simon Reynolds and Joy Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press, 1995, hardcover, ISBN 0-674-80272-1, 410 pages.
Synopsis: A book about sex and rock & roll. Includes numerous mentions, and a section about Pink Floyd.
She's A Rebel - The History of Women in Rock & Roll
Author: Gillian G. Gaar
Publisher: Seal Press, 1992, ISBN 1-878067-08-7, 467 pages.
Synopsis: A look at various women Rock & Roll artists, including some who have worked with members of Pink Floyd, such as Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell, Marianne Faithfull, Cyndi Lauper, and Sinead O'Connor.
The Simpsons - A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family
Author: Matt Groening, edited by Ray Richmond
Publisher: HarperPerennial, 1997, ISBN 0-06-095252-0, 249 pages.
Synopsis: A guide to The Simpsons TV show, including show titles, synopsis and original airdates. Includes shows with Pink Floyd references.
Sixties Source Book - A Visual Reference to the Style of a New Generation
Author: Nigel Cawthorne
Publisher: Chartwell Books, Inc., 1989, hardcover, ISBN 1-55521-529-7, 192 pages.
Synopsis: A pictorial overview of the people, artefacts and events that made up the 1960s. Covers art, architecture, graphics, film, fashion, and interior design. Includes a reference to Pink Floyd and their hardware amplification system.
Soft Machine - Out-Bloody-Rageous
Author: Graham Bennett
Publisher: SAF Publishing, 2005, U.K., hardcover, ISBN 0-946719-84-5, 415 pages.
Synopsis: A history of one of the great British bands, the Soft Machine. Includes alot about their early years in the late 1960s when they were part of the psychedelic underground in London. Numerous mentions of their associations with Pink Floyd. Features a Soft Machine family tree, concert file, discography, recording sessions, radio, TV, and film recordings, the Softs after Soft Machine, and a list of interesting Soft Machine and related websites.
The Sound of the City - The Rise of Rock and Roll
Author: Charlie Gillett
Publisher: Da Capo Press, 1996, second edition, paperback, ISBN 0-306-80683-5, 535 pages.
Synopsis: A study of the beginnings of rock and roll from 1954 to 1971. Includes the story of British progressive rock and Pink Floyd.
Space Daze-the history and mystery of electronic ambient space rock
Author: Dave Thompson
Publisher: Cleopatra, 1994, ISBN 7-41157-9495-1, 166 pages.
Synopsis: A look at space rock bands including Hawkwind, Amon Duul, Gong, Tangerine Dream, Can and numerous others. Includes a chapter on Pink Floyd and various other Pink Floyd references throughout.
Staged Architecture - Architectural Monographs No. 52
Authors: Mark Fisher and Eric Holding
Publisher: Wiley-Academy, 2000, ISBN 0-471-987069, 128 pages.
Synopsis: A look at the evolution of concert stage architecture by Mark Fisher, the designer of numerous Pink Floyd concert stages. Includes a chapter on The Division Bell, a look at The Wall concerts, and pictures of various Pink Floyd inflatables from the Animals tour.
Stories Done - Writings on the 1960s and Its Discontents
Author: Mikal Gilmore
Publisher: Free Press, 2008, U.S. ISBN 0-7432-8745-2, 391 pages.
Synopsis: A collection of aritciles about sixties figures. Includes a chapter called: The Madness and Wonder of Pink Floyd, which is about Syd Barrett.
The Story of Rock 'N' Roll - The Year-by-Year Illustrated Chronicle
Author: Consultant Editor: Paul Du Noyer
Publisher: MBS, 1995, printed in Spain, ISBN 1-886894-22-1, 304 pages.
Synopsis: A yearly chronicle of the events in rock and roll history. Includes pictures and major rock and roll stories for each year. Pink Floyd is given a number of mentions including a picture of them on Top of the Pops 1967, an article about Syd Barrett leaving Pink Floyd, and an article on Dark Side of the Moon.
Summer of Love - Art of the Psychedelic Era
Editor: Christoph Gruenberg
Publisher: Tate Publishing, 2006, softcover, ISBN 1-85437-595-4, 240 pages.
Synopsis: A look at psychedelic art, from lifestyle to poster art, music, drugs and sex. Includes some mentions of Pink Floyd art. Published by the Tate Liverpool gallery in conjunction with one of their art exhibits in the summer of 2005.
Thanks for Coming!
Author: Jim Haynes
Publisher: Faber and Faber, 1984, ISBN 0-571-13176-X, 336 pages.
Synopsis: Autobiography of Jim Haynes, one of the major organizers in the London Underground of the late 1960s. Haynes helped set up the Arts Lab, the International Times Newspaper, the UFO Club, and numerous other places that the Pink Floyd were involved in.
3-D Eye - The Posters, prints and paintings of Michael English (1966 to 1979)
Author: Michael English
Publisher: Perigee Books, 1980, first edition, softcover, ISBN 1399-50497-4, 107 pages.
Synopsis: A book documenting the art of Michael English, one of Britain's legendary poster artists, and former member of design team, Hapshash and the Coloured Coat. Includes a biography of Michael English, a history, and full-page, full-color reproductions of his art. Includes Pink Floyd posters from the UFO Club on June 2, 1967, the 5th Dimension on September 22, 1967, the Middle Earth Club on March 16, 1968, and The First International Rome Pop Festival in May 1968.
There Must Be a Better Way - The Story of the Bath and Knebworth Rock Festivals 1969-1979
Author: Freddie Bannister
Publisher: Bath Books, 2003, softcover, ISBN 0 954 5549 0 6, 330 pages.
Synopsis: A book documenting the Bath and Knebworth Festivals, both of which featured Pink Floyd. Includes detailed accounts of the festivals, plus some pictures of Pink Floyd stage props.
Today's Sound - A Melody Maker Book
Author: Edited by Ray Coleman
Publisher: Hamlyn Publishing Group, 1974, hardcover, ISBN 0 600 36142X, 127 pages.
Synopsis: A collection of articles and pictures from Melody Maker music magazine. Includes: The Giants Rock On - Pink Floyd by Chris Welch, 6 pages of an interview with David Gilmour.
Treasures of the Hard Rock Cafe - The Official Guide to the Hard Rock Cafe Memorabilia Collection
Author: by Paul Grushkin and Joel Selvin with Steve Routhier
Publisher: Rare Air Media, 2001, hardcover, first edition, ISBN 1-892866-31-5, 300 pages.
Synopsis: A large deluxe hardcover book that details the memorabilia in the Hard Rock Cafe collection. Includes pictures of Syd Barrett's first guitar, and a Pink Floyd-Dark Side of the Moon RIAA gold record award. Also features a history of the Hard Rock Cafe, and thousands of pictures of rare rock memorabilia.
Turn On Your Mind - Four Decades of Psychedelic Rock
Author: Jim DeRogatis
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation, 2004, ISBN 0-634-05548-8, 638 pages.
Synopsis: A new version of the book Kaleidoscope Eyes. This book takes a look at psychedelic rock music from the 1960s to present day. Chapter 5 is Pipers at the Gates of Dawn-Pink Floyd. Also includes a section on the 14 Hour Technicolour Dream concert.
Tribute - The Dark Side of the Mood - My life in a tribute band
Author: Arthur Orfanos
Publisher: The Mood Publishing, 2012, ISBN 9 780615 536606, 282 pages.
Synopsis: The story of an equipment technician and the attempted theft of Pink Floyd sound effects.
12 X 12 Inside Merchandising Catalog
Publisher: Sal Forlenza / Phil Jaffe, 1977, 76 pages.
Synopsis: A 1977 merchandising package with promo posters, including one for Pink Floyd's Animals.
25 Jaar Paradiso
Author: Lutgard Mutsaers
Publisher: Uitgeverij Jan Mets, Netherlands, 1993, ISBN 90 5330 091 0, 263 pages.
Synopsis: A Dutch book, written in Dutch, about the history of the Paradiso Theater in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Includes a written history, many live photos and a detailed list of dates with performers. Includes information on Pink Floyd performing at the Paradiso.
25 Jaar Pop Muziek - 1980: De Disco verovert de Wereld
Publisher: Uitgeverij Lekturama, Netherlands, 1988, hardcover, 124 pages.
Synopsis: A Dutch book in Dutch on the history of rock music in 1980. Includes: De reputatie van Pink Floyd.
20th Century Rock and Roll - Psychedelia
Publisher: CG Publishing, 2001, softcover, ISBN 1-896522-40-8, 150 pages.
Synopsis: A look at psychedelic bands and music. Includes a chapter on Pink Floyd.
The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Rock
Author: Michael Heatley, editor
Publisher: Harper Perennial, 1993, softcover, ISBN 0-06-273247-1, 352 pages.
Synopsis: A large rock encyclopedia with the origins of rock, an A to Z of rock, rock's all-time greats, rock's influence on fashion and lifestyles, top albums listed annually, and recording companies and labels. Includes a separate write up on Pink Floyd, a two page spread on The Wall with photos, a review of Piper at the Gates of Dawn, and a review of The Wall album.
The Unknown Paul McCartney - McCartney and the avant-garde
Author: Ian Peel
Publisher: Reynolds and Hearn, Ltd, London, 2002, softcover, ISBN 1-903111-36-6, 255 pages.
Synopsis: A look at Paul McCarney and his interest in avant-garde music. Includes numerous references to McCartney and Pink Floyd. Explores pyschedelic tape loop experiments in the 1960s, the Percy Thrillington project in the 1970s, and his work in The Fireman.
Uncle Joe's Record Guide - Progressive Rock
Author: Joe Benson
Publisher: J. Benson Unlimited, October 1989, softcover, ISBN 0-943031-11-7, 335 pages.
Synopsis: A guide to progressive rock albums by Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Genesis, Jethro Tull, The Moody Blues, Pink Floyd, and Yes. Includes 56 pages on Pink Floyd albums, from The Piper at the Gates of Dawn to Delicate Sound of Thunder. Includes a synopsis of each album, plus comments about every song.
The Valley - Press Folder
Publisher: Circle Associates, Ltd, U.S., 1979
Synopsis: The official press folder for the U.S. release of the movie, The Valley. Includes a large 4-page glossy marketing campaign booklet, a September 19th theater ad, a 9-page marketing guide, a movie review from the Los Angeles Times, a personal letter from Lagoon explaining the marketing campain, a 12-page movie booklet (including a page about Pink Floyd), two 8 X 10 glossy promo pictures from the movie, a Reader review of the movie, an article about Barbet Schroeder from the Los Angeles Times, and an article about Bulle Ogier from the New York Times.
VH1 Music First Rock Stars Encyclopedia
Authors: Dafydd Rees and Luke Crampton
Publisher: DK Publishing, U.S., 1999 revised edition, ISBN 0-7894-4613-8, 1103 pages.
Synopsis: A large encyclopedia of rock stars biographies. Includes four pages on Pink Floyd with release dates, historic events and interesting occurrences. Some errors with dates.
Video Hound's Golden Movie Retriever 1996
Publisher: Visible Ink Books, 1996, paperback, ISBN 0-7876-0626-X, 1608 pages.
Synopsis: An extensive video reference guide that lists every video and laserdisc release, plus reviews, directors, ratings, list prices, etc. Includes reviews of The Wall, The Valley, More and others.
The Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music
Author: Colin Larkin
Publisher: Virgin, 1997, hardcover, ISBN 1-85227-745-9, 1343 pages.
Synopsis: A large encyclopedia of popular bands and artists. Includes entries for both Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett.
VOX POP - Profiles of the Pop Process
Author: Michael Wale
Publisher: HARRAP, 1972, ISBN 0-245-51083-4, 320 pages.
Synopsis: A British book of interviews with music industry insiders. Includes an 11-page interview with Roger Waters from 1972.
Walk Away Rene - The Work of Hipgnosis
Publisher: Paper Tiger, 1978, ISBN 0-905895-09-6, 160 pages.
Synopsis: A book of designs and photographs for Rock n' Roll bands by the legendary design company, Hipgnosis. Includes unreleased Pink Floyd art.
When the Music's Over - The Story of Political Pop
Author: Robin Denselow
Publisher: Faber and Faber, 1990, ISBN 0-571-13906-x, 298 pages.
Synopsis: An interesting look at rock music and politics. Includes some mentions of Pink Floyd and their work for Amnesty International.
White Bicycles - Making Music in the 1960s
Author: Joe Boyd
Publisher: Serpent's Tail, 2006, ISBN 1-85242-910-0, 282 pages.
Synopsis: Joe Boyd's memoir of the 1960s. Boyd is a record and film producer who produced, among others, Pink Floyd, Fairport Convention, Nick Drake, and REM. Includes a number of interesting Pink Floyd references.
Who's Who in Rock Music
Author: Compiled and edited by William York
Publisher: Scribners, 1982, U.S., ISBN 0-684-17342-5, 413 pages.
Synopsis: A reference book listing rock groups, soloists, band members and session players. Includes listings for Pink Floyd and band members.
The Wind in the Willows
Author: Kenneth Grahame
Publisher: Lancer Books, 1967, 256 pages.
Synopsis: The book that inspired the name of the first Pink Floyd album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.
The Winds of Limbo
Author: Michael Moorcock
Publisher: Dale Books, 1968, ISBN 0-89559-055-7, 168 pages.
Synopsis: Originally titled The Fireclown, this book likely inspired the Pink Floyd song, Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun. See: The Fireclown.
Wish You Were Here - The Official Biography of Douglas Adams
Author: Nick Webb
Publisher: Ballantine Books, 2005, hardcover, ISBN 0-345-47650-6, 346 pages.
Synopsis: A biography of Douglas Adams, the author of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Includes a bit about his relationship with Pink Floyd, and a picture of Adams rehearsing with David Gilmour at Earls Court in 1994.
Wrong Movements - A Robert Wyatt History
Author: Researched, compiled, edited and written by Michael King
Publisher: SAF Publishing Ltd., 1994, ISBN 0 946719 10 1
Synopsis: An excellent biography / history of Robert Wyatt and his many musical excursions. Includes detailed information about the early Soft Machine with references to concerts that they played with the Pink Floyd in the 1960s and to the Pink Floyd benefit concerts for Robert in 1974.
Zabriskie Point - Press Book
Publisher: National Screen Service, Ltd., U.K., 1970, 8 pages.
Synopsis: The official press book for the movie, Zabriskie Point. Includes biographies of the actors, background information on the making of the movie, production features, soundtrack information (including Pink Floyd), and numerous print ads.
Frank Zappa - The Negative Dialectics of Poodle Play
Author: Ben Watson
Publisher: St. Martin's Press, 1995, hardcover, ISBN 0-312-11918-6, 597 pages.
Synopsis: A look at the musician, Frank Zappa, and his influence in modern rock music. Includes a mention of Pink Floyd in the classic rock scene and how they thought about using tapes of the band discussing alienation during the making of Wish You Were Here.