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Pink Floyd: The Sun Eclipsed by the Moon

Vernon Gibbs, Creem, February 1988

FOR THE TRUE Pink Floyd fanatic, 1987 was an extraordinary year. First the band split into two armed camps. Roger Waters fired the opening salvos with a blitz of media denunciations of his former bandmates, action in the British courts to stop them from operating under the name Pink Floyd and releasing Radio K.A.O.S., an album conceptually bigger than The Wall. With Waters making the first (and apparently the right) public relations moves, most critics came to Pink Floyd's opening dates to bury and not to praise them, convinced that Waters had taken the essence of the band with him.

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