Pink Floyd Related Books
F - K
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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 F-K. 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 F - K
- File Under Popular - Theoretical and Critical Writings on Music by Chris Cutler
- The Fireclown by Michael Moorcock
- The God of Hellfire - The Crazy Life and Times of Arthur Brown by Polly Marshall
- Gong Dreaming 1 - Soft Machine 66-69 by Daevid Allen
- Gong Dreaming 2 - The Histories & Mysteries of Gong from 1969-1975 by Daevid Allen
- The Great British Recording Studios by Howard Massey
- Groupie by Jenny Fabian & Johnny Byrne
- Harvest Festival
- Hawkwind - Sonic Assains by Ian Abrahams
- Jimi Hendrix - Electric Gypsy by Harry Shapiro and Caesar Glebbeek
- Jimi Hendrix - The Man, The Music, The Memorabilia by Caesar Glebbeek and Douglas J. Noble
- The Henry Cow Book by Chris Cutler and Tim Hodgkinson
- Hippie by Barry Miles
- The History of Canadian Rock `n' Roll by Bob Mersereau
- Hit Men by Fredric Dannen
- Home Studio Essentials by Jeff Touzeau
- I Killed Pink Floyd's Pig - Inside Stories of Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll by Beau Phillips
- I Want to Take You Higher - The Psychedelic Era 1965-1969 by The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
- The Illustrated Jimi Hendrix by Geoffrey Giuliano
- Inner Visions - Explorations in Magical Consciousness by Nevill Drury
- Inside Classic Rock Tracks - Songwriting and recording secrets of 100 great songs, from 1960 to present day by Rikky Rooksby
- June 1st, 1974 - Kevin Ayers, John Cale, Nico, Eno, Mike Oldfield and Robert Wyatt: The Greatest Supergroup of the Seventies by Dave Thompson
- Kaleidoscope Eyes - Psychedelic Rock From the `60s to the `90s by Jim DeRogatis
Pink Floyd Related Books F-K
File Under Popular - Theoretical and Critical Writings on Music
Author: Chris Cutler
Publisher: Autonomedia, 1993, ISBN 0-936756-34-9, 184 pages.
Synopsis: Theories of music and culture from a musician's perspective. Includes a chapter on progressive music in the U.K. with a look at the influence of the early Pink Floyd on psychedelic music.
Author: Michael Moorcock
Publisher: Paperback Library, Inc., 1967, first U.S. printing, 158 pages.
Synopsis: This book likely inspired the Pink Floyd song, Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun. The story takes place on earth in the year 2091 A.D., in the City of Switzerland, which is the center of the world government. Amidst a political power struggle, a bizarre spaceship pilot, known as the Fireclown, develops a time drive which allows him to pilot his spacecraft safely into the heart of the sun, where finds he can achieve pure consciousness, a heightened state of existence devoid of any intelligence. Convinced that pure consciousness is preferable to worthless human intelligence, the Fireclown tries to rid the earth of intelligence by unleashing a time fire that will destroy human intelligence without destroying life. However, he is defeated, and the story ends with the Fireclown piloting an unprotected spaceship into the heart of the sun.
The God of Hellfire - The Crazy Life and Times of Arthur Brown
Author: Polly Marshall
Publisher: SAF Publishing, 2005, hardcover, ISBN 0-946719-77-2, 255 pages.
Synopsis: A biography of singer, Arthur Brown. Includes a number of Pink Floyd references and stories.
Gong Dreaming 1 - Soft Machine 66-69
Author: Daevid Allen
Publisher: GAS Publications, 136 pages.
Synopsis: Daevid Allen's history of the early Soft Machine. Includes Daevid's tale of seeing the Syd Barrett Pink Floyd live.
Gong Dreaming 2 - The Histories & Mysteries of Gong from 1969-1975
Author: Daevid Allen
Publisher: SAF Publishing Ltd., 2009, hardcover, ISBN: 978-0-946719-56-3, 444 pages.
Synopsis: Daevid Allen's own history of his adventures in Gong. A continuation of Gong Dreaming 1.
The Great British Recording Studios
Author: Howard Massey
Publisher: Hal Leonard Books, 2015, hardcover, ISBN 978-1-4584-2197-5, 357 pages.
Synopsis: A book about British recording studios, including many that have been used by Pink Floyd over the years. Features various pictures of the studios, the equipment, and the engineers. The book has an explanation of how the echo was done for the song Us & Them at Abbey Road Studios, and which studios were used by Pink Floyd for certain albums. The front cover features a picture of Pink Floyd from 1967.
Authors: Jenny Fabian & Johnny Byrne
Publisher: Omnibus Press, 1997, ISBN 0-7119-6318-5, 215 pages.
Synopsis: A novel about a groupie and her adventures in London in the late 1960s. Originally published in 1969, the story includes adventures with the band Pink Floyd (referred to as Satin Odyssey), with the band members under different names (Syd Barrett is called Ben). Other bands in the book include the Animals (The Savage), Dantalionís Chariot (Transfer Project), Family (Relation), The Fugs (The New York Sound and Touch), Jimi Hendrix Experience (Jacklin-H-Event), The Nice (The Elevation), Soft Machine (The Dream Battery), and Spooky Tooth (The Shadow Cabinet).
Publisher: EMI Records, 1999, hardcover, CN: 7243 5 21198 2 0, 120 pages.
Synopsis: A book that looks at the history of Harvest Records. Issued with 5 CDs of music from various Harvest artists, including Pink Floyd, David Gilmour, and Syd Barrett. The book includes stories and interviews with numerous people associated with Harvest Records over the years, with stories from many people that worked with Pink Floyd.
Hawkwind - Sonic Assains
Author: Ian Abrahams
Publisher: Lumoni Press, 2017, softcover, ISBN 978 1542379038, 323 pages, no index.
Synopsis: A book about the history of Hawkwind and their influences.
Jimi Hendrix - Electric Gypsy
Authors: Harry Shapiro and Caesar Glebbeek
Publisher: St. Martin's Press, 1995, ISBN 0-312-13062-7, 769 pages.
Synopsis: An excellent book on the life of Jimi Hendrix. Includes a complete listing of tour dates, including the dates of the November 1967 U.K. tour with Pink Floyd. Also includes a photograph of the concert poster for the Tulip Bulb Auction Hall, May 29, 1967, with the Pink Floyd.
Jimi Hendrix - The Man, The Music, The Memorabilia
Authors: Caesar Glebbeek and Douglas J. Noble
Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press, 1996, ISBN 1-56025-099-2, 224 pages.
Synopsis: A large book about the musical career of Jimi Hendrix, full of pictures. It includes a photo of the 1967 Hendrix-Pink Floyd tour folder and a couple of tickets and posters from the December 1967 U.K. tour with the Pink Floyd.
The Henry Cow Book
Compilers: Chris Cutler and Tim Hodgkinson
Publisher: Third Step Printworks, 1981, U.K., 116 pages.
Synopsis: A collection of documents, artworks, and information about the band Henry Cow, from the years 1968 to 1978. Includes concert schedules, set lists, press releases, musical scores, photographs, newspaper reviews, concert posters, artworks, and related memorabilia. Henry Cow was formed by students at Cambridge University, and their first concert was in support of Pink Floyd at the Architects Ball, Homerton College, Cambridge, England, on June 12, 1968. They also worked with Anthony Moore and Robert Wyatt.
Author: Barry Miles
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 2004, U.S., hardcover, ISBN 1-4027-1442-4, 384 pages.
Synopsis: A large full-color book that looks at the Hippie period from 1965-1971 and the cultural changes that were taking place such as psychedelia, the London underground, the summer of love, IT and OZ, etc. Features a section on Pink Floyd with a look at Syd Barrett, the Spontaneous Underground, the Technicolour Dream, light shows, UFO, rare concert posters, etc. Also covers the Beatles, Timothy Leary, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bill Graham, the Acid Tests, Byrds, fashion, Wavy Gravy, Doors, Love, Mothers of Invention, Velvet Underground, Fugs, orange sunshine, Monterey, LSD, Move, Brian Jones, Black Panthers, Charlie Manson, Fillmore East, Paris riots, Janis Joplin, the Weathermen, Woodstock, Altamont, Steppenwolf, the sexual revolution, Amsterdam, Gay Pride, Kent State, Chicago, Alice Cooper, Earth Day, Zabriskie Point, Bath Festival, Jim Morrison, and the Hippie Legacy. A fantastic book.
The History of Canadian Rock `n' Roll
Author: Bob Mersereau
Publisher: Backbeat Books, 2015, softcover, ISBN 978-1-4803-6711-1, 298 pages.
Synopsis: A book about the history of rock music in Canada. Includes coverage of Canadian artists and record companies. Features segments about Bob Ezrin working with Pink Floyd, and Pink Floyd's influence on Canadian rock.
Author: Fredric Dannen
Publisher: Vintage Books, 1991, ISBN 0-679-73061-3, 407 pages.
Synopsis: The inside story of power brokers and fast money inside the music business. Includes the detailed story of Dick Asher and CBS Records attempt to break Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2) on Top 40 radio without paying the Network of independent promoters.
Home Studio Essentials
Author: Jeff Touzeau
Publisher: Course Technology, 2009, ISBN 978-1-59863-839-4, 256 pages.
Synopsis: A book about the various elements involved in setting up a home studio. Features an excellent 44 page interview with Phil Taylor about the design and set up of David Gilmour's Astoria Studio, including all the equipment used and techniques involved.
I Killed Pink Floyd's Pig - Inside Stories of Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll
Author: Beau Phillips
Publisher: Peanut Butter Publishing, 2014, softcover, ISBN 978-1-59849-168-5, 260 pages.
Synopsis: A book of stories about rock and roll artists by a former radio DJ. Includes the story of Pink Floyd lending their pig to a radio station in Seattle, and it being stolen.
I Want to Take You Higher - The Psychedelic Era 1965-1969
Author: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Publisher: Chronicle Books, 1997, hardcover, ISBN 0-8118-1725-3, 208 pages.
Synopsis: A large book full of essays and pictures on the psychedelic bands. Includes a look at the early Pink Floyd by Barry Miles, with photos of some rare Pink Floyd posters and live performances.
The Illustrated Jimi Hendrix
Author: Geoffrey Giuliano
Publisher: Chartwell Books, Inc., 1994, hardcover, ISBN 0-7858-0003-4, 96 pages.
Synopsis: An illustrated history of Jimi Hendrix. Includes a mention of the 1967 Jimi Hendrix-Pink Floyd tour and has a photo of a 1967 Holland concert poster with Pink Floyd.
Inner Visions - Explorations in Magical Consciousness
Author: Nevill Drury
Publisher: Penguin Books, 1994, ISBN 0-14-019283-2, 142 pages.
Synopsis: An examination on how art and music feed on myth and ancient magic. One chapter "The Rise of Cosmic Music" includes a section called "Inner Space connections - enter Pink Floyd."
Inside Classic Rock Tracks - Songwriting and recording secrets of 100 great songs, from 1960 to present day
Author: Rikky Rooksby
Publisher: Backbeat Books, U.S., 2001, ISBN 0-87930-654-8, 175 pages.
Synopsis: An interesting book that examines songs from a technical and stylistic standpoint. Includes the Pink Floyd songs See Emily Play, and Astronomy Domine (live).
June 1st, 1974 - Kevin Ayers, John Cale, Nico, Eno, Mike Oldfield and Robert Wyatt: The Greatest Supergroup of the Seventies
Author: Dave Thompson
Publisher: Independent Publishing, 2013, softcover, ISBN 978-1489572837, 331 pages, no index.
Synopsis: A chronological look at the artists of the ACNE concert, and related artists, from 1965 to 1975. Includes album information and reviews, concert reviews, and television appearances. Features various Pink Floyd mentions, as well as coverage of Nick Mason sessions, such as a review of the Robert Wyatt show at Drury Lane, London on September 8, 1974, with Nick Mason on drums.
Kaleidoscope Eyes - Psychedelic Rock From the `60s to the `90s
Author: Jim DeRogatis
Publisher: Citadel Press, 1996, ISBN 0-8065-1788-3
Synopsis: An interesting look at psychedelic rock, from it's origins to modern times. Chapter 5 is Pink Floyd: Pipers at the Gates of Dawn. Also includes a section on the 14 Hour Technicolour Dream concert.
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