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Pink Floyd: Pigs Might Fly, By Mark Blake


"The Inside Story of Pink Floyd" reveals the disharmony underlying the metronomically perfect albums that made the band's massive fortunes.

No fan will feel short-changed by the welter of detail, though music takes a back seat. For some, the band peaked with their "defiantly English" first recordings rather than "the bombast, pretension and unstinting melodrama" of The Wall.

Syd Barrett's evocation of storytelling in "Matilda Mother" ("You only have to read the lines of scribbly black and everything shines") gave way to "We don't need no education."